21st February 2008
40,000 positive drug tests in prisons
Inmates in the Republic’s prisons have tested positive for drugs 40,000 times over the past three years, according to figures obtained by The Irish Times . Detection rates are as high as 75 per cent in some jails.
18th February 2008
Public Talk: Escape the Matrix: Drugs, Gangs and Rap
The UCD Islamic Society is hosts a talk with guest speaker Abdul Karim, Motivational Speaker & Media Specialist.
15th February 2008
Fight against drugs key subject at Irish-British summit.
The fight against drugs was one of the key issues on the agenda as political leaders from the Irish and British governments as well as other devolved administrations meet in Dublin this week.
14th February 2008
North Inner City Health Promotion Fund 2008
The Health Promotion Fund has been relaunched for 2008.
11th February 2008
Mixing cocaine and alcohol increases heart attack risk by 24 times
New research finds users unaware and underestimate risks of cocaine.
11th February 2008
The Party’s Over.
HSE and the Department of Community Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs launch National Public Awareness Campaign about cocaine: ‘The Party’s Over’.
8th February 2008
No time for complacency on drugs use, says Carey
Drugs Strategy Minister Pat Carey yesterday said he was “very concerned” at the sharp rise in cocaine use and said action was being taken.
7th February 2008
Support for developing a new National Drugs Strategy for Ireland for 2009-16 sought
The Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs has invited proposals from consultants to assist the Steering Group set up to examine the progress made under the National Drugs Strategy 2001/08 and to identify priorities for future action under a new Strategy to cover the period 2009-2016.
4th February 2008
Revealed: the shocking drink and drugs truth
ONE in five Irish drinkers want to cut back on their consumption of alcohol and nearly 10 per cent are so worried they want to banish drink from their lives for good, a Millward Brown IMS National Opinion Poll has found.
1st January 1970
Kerry gardaí lead initiative to crack down on underage drinking
Gardaí are leading an initiative to crack down on alcohol misuse in Kerry, in particular underage drinking and drink-related crime.