Dawn Russell said many drugs consumed at festivals are not pharmaceutical quality and contain bulking agents.

The head of services at the Ana Liffey Drug Project has called on young people attending festivals and concerts to avail of welfare services if they a(...)

’Depression and anxiety appear ‘destigmatised’, but only on the label.’

Stigma. It has almost become a buzz word. Public personalities are praised for speaking about their mental health difficulties, ‘breaking the stigma’ (...)

Citywide Drugs Crisis Campaign has called for the decriminalisation of drug use. Photograph: PA

The shame and self-loathing experienced be people addicted to illegal drugs were compounded by being criminalised, a recovering addict has warned. I(...)

A drugs seizure by gardaí in Athlone, Co Westmeath, earlier this month

Nine in 10 Irish adults are in favour of intervention from health professionals when it comes to a loved one’s drug use but not intervention from gard(...)

The Ana Liffey Drug Project on Friday said Dublin’s north inner city  was facing a problem with ‘street tablets’, which were the cause of two-thirds of fatal overdoses in 2015.

Parts of Dublin’s north inner city could be compared to a “supermarket for drugs” at times, Lord Mayor Nial Ring has said. The Ana Liffey Drug Proje(...)

William Power stands in front of his portrait which was taken as part of the ‘People Like Us’ exhibition which opened on Thursday. Photograph: James Forde

A new photographic exhibition, opened in Dublin on Thursday, aims to challenge how people see drug users. Those at the launch included William Power (...)

Assistant Garda Commissioner Pat Leahy said gardaí were on board with current plans to open a supervised drug injection clinic in Dublin city centre, run by Merchants Quay Ireland.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Assistant Garda Commissioner for the Dublin region has told an Oireachtas committee he had not seen “definitive evidence” that decriminalising dru(...)

A report from the Ana Liffey drug project recommends that Ireland decriminalise drugs in quantities for personal use.  Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA

The sky “did not fall in” after a decision to decriminalise drugs for personal use in Portugal, according to the vice-president of the health commissi(...)

Decriminalisation would not apply just to the “stereotypical problem user that everyone has a mental image of”, says Marcus Keane, but “the entire country”. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Decriminalisation of drugs for personal use would benefit middle-class, occasional users of cocaine as much as it would entrenched heroin or crack-coc(...)

Tony Duffin: We want to see decriminalisation of small amounts of drugs for personal use. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Ireland should aim to decriminalise the possession of small amounts of drugs within five years, a State-funded drugs policy group has recommended. At(...)

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