Shane Butler

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There are about 10,000 people on Methadone Maintenance Therapy in Ireland.  Photograph: iStock

Methadone users who wish to become drug free are being discouraged by doctors, who are often more interested in increasing patients’ doses, a new stud(...)

 Nicholas Devlin said he had been ejected from McSorley’s pub in Ranelagh after an incident with bar staff clearing away his group’s drinks. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Galway resident has been acquitted of assaulting a man who later had to have part of his testicle removed. Raymond Leonard (35) of Sliabh Ban, Ball(...)

Accounts of discarded needles and other injecting paraphernalia littering the streets have served to raise the tone of moral panic in the run up to the announcement that safe injecting houses will be opened. Pic Paddy Whelan

When the Minister of State in charge of the national drugs strategy, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, announced a plan to open supervised injecting rooms, it was vi(...)

Martin Burke falls from Mr Moondance at the last fence in the www.thurlesraces.ie Maiden Hurdle at the Co Tipperary track. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/ INPHO

All roads lead to Cheltenham for Don Cossack after Gordon Elliott’s pride and joy continued his fantastic season in a dramatic Ladbrokes Ireland Kinlo(...)