A discarded methadone bottle in Dublin. Gardaí say the relaxation of rules on dispensing methadone during the pandemic has led to an increase in street-dealing of the substance. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The relaxation of rules on dispensing methadone to drug addicts during the pandemic has led to an increase in street-dealing of the substance, gardaí (...)

Over 90 per cent of those authorised for medical cannabis in the United States are recreational users, according to author Alex Berenson. Photograph: iStock

The legalisation and sale of medical cannabis in some US states and in Canada has led to much higher recreational use of cannabis without scientific p(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan shows that for all her famed one-on-one interviewing skills, she’s in her element hosting current affairs conversations.

A politician, a journalist and an academic walk into a room. To most people, this may sound like the opening line of a bad joke, but Miriam O’Callagha(...)

Cannabis: the Cabinet is likely to consider proposals in June to decriminalise the possession of a small amount for personal use. Photograph: Image Bank/Getty

On Monday The Irish Times published a letter by 20 prominent doctors claiming Ireland was “sleepwalking” into the legalisation of cannabis on the(...)

Users would also be encouraged to put small amounts of the drugs into the special disposal bins for analysis. Photograph: AP

Drug users in festivals and clubs may now be able to use special drug disposal bins to dump drugs without being charged by the Garda. Last month, the(...)

Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan at a press conference in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin, where he claimed decriminalising cannabis could save Ireland hundreds of million euro. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“Ireland is ready for the legalisation of cannabis,” according to Roscommon TD Luke Ming Flanagan, who today published his Cannabis Regulation Bill 20(...)