Anna Quigley

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Anna Quigley, co-ordinator of the Citywide organisation  told an Oireachtas committee  the removal of the sector from the national oversight committee  would ‘bring down the curtain on the interagency partnership approach’. Photograph: Oireachtas TV/PA Wire

Organisations representing communities worst affected by drugs are to be removed from a key Government body established to tackle the crisis, an Oirea(...)

Human rights commissioner Tony Geoghegan expresses concern at the increasing sidelining of community voices from policy. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A “diminution” of communities’ roles in tackling the drugs crisis has been “hugely disappointing” and “really doesn’t bode well” for effective measure(...)

Cocaine use has risen by more than 10,000% in 25 years in the State, CityWide has said. File photograph: Getty Images

A campaign group has called on Taoiseach Micheál Martin to use his influence to ensure a Citizens’ Assembly on drugs takes place next year, saying coc(...)

‘Two-for-one deals’ on crack ‘rocks’, which usually sell for about €20, are also being offered, as are ‘package deals’ of crack and heroin. Photograph: iStock

Crack dealers in urban areas are using increasingly sophisticated marketing techniques to lure in new users and dissuade people from giving up the dru(...)

Dr Joe Barry, chair of the North Inner City Drugs and Alcohol Task Force, says  “There’s a crisis of drugs in the north inner city. Instead of arguing about this, we should be getting on with our work.”

The chair of a Dublin drugs task force, in one of the most drugs-ravaged parts of the State, has described the Department of Health’s move to suspend (...)

A pilot project found one shop in the Dublin 8 area was subjected to six armed robberies in one year.

A pilot project which allows disadvantaged communities to collectively highlight issues of crime and anti-social behaviour should be rolled out nation(...)

Drug-taking equipment including syringes, needles and tourniquets at Merchants Quay Ireland’s needle exchange facility in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Derek (35) had been “stable, off heroin” for the past five months and was to start a residential detoxification programme next week. “I’d been worki(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the fatal shooting in Clogherhead, Co Louth. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Criminal intimidation within the Traveller community is causing “havoc” for an increasing numbers of Traveller families, a community worker has warned(...)

Assistant Garda Commissioner Pat Leahy said young criminals were now vying for position in Dublin’s drugs trade as they competed to replace Kinahan cartel members who have been jailed or fled the Republic. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Gardaí have moved against feuding criminals in counties Louth and Dublin in a series of raids as one of the most senior officers in the force warned o(...)

A researcher on the report said opportunities must be created for young people that take them away from drugs. File photograph:  Rick Wilking/Reuters

Illegal drug use has become so common in Dublin that it is regarded as normal and not just the preserve of addicts, a new report states. The study do(...)

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