According to data from the Health Research Board, there were 786 drug related deaths in 2017, which is a figure continuously rising since 2010.
The 19-year-old from Clonmel, Co Tipperary became unwell while at the Indiependence festival earlier this month.
A number of searches were carried out this morning in Ballybough in the north inner city during a planned operation targeting organised crime.
Traders in Cork city centre have called for “open, clear and honest consultation” before any decisions are made on the location of a supervised drug injection centre.
Drug overdoses have risen in Dublin and Cork, in contrast to a national downward trend, official figures show.
Alcohol and prescription drug overdoses and hangings among drugs users are driving an ongoing rise in drug-related deaths, figures show.
The number of drug users who have died each year by hanging has trebled since 2004, official figures show.
A 46 year old man who died of acute MDMA toxicity was found critically ill on a Dublin street.
A self-help group supporting families who have lost a loved one through illegal drugs or alcohol abuse has set up what is thought to be the first specialist bereavement service of its kind.
Specialised bereavement support programmes are urgently needed for families who have lost a loved one through substance misuse, according to a new report.
The HSE wants to educate drug-users and their families about a treatment called Naloxone, that can reverse the effects of overdose.
A scholarship-winning UCC student from Waterford, who was struggling while studying away from home, was found dead in his bedroom after taking a lethal cocktail of prescription drugs mixed with heroin.
A coroner has warned drug mules that they are playing “Russian roulette” after a 24-year-old Brazilian man suffered a painful death when one of more than 100 pellets of cocaine he had ingested burst on a flight from Lisbon to Dublin.
Fatal cocaine-related overdoses are continuing to increase, according to official drug death statistics.
A cocktail of drugs is involved in two out of three fatal overdoses, according to new figures.
Police have issued a warning about ecstasy pills after a woman died and two men taken to hospital after taking the drugs.
A 16 year old boy died due to MDMA toxicity after absconding from a state care facility, an inquest has heard.
A 16-year-old boy died after he took a lethal combination of the deadly opioid U-47700 in addition to ecstasy tablets, Cork Coroner’s Court heard yesterday.
One man is dead and four are critically ill in hospital after taking a "highly potent" form of the drug MDMA, British police have said.
Gardaí say they have no evidence to suggest that a potentially lethal synthetic drug which has been linked to the death of a teenager in Cork two weeks ago is still in circulation.
The HSE has issued a public health warning this evening about a potentially deadly designer drug which may be in circulation in Cork city, writes Eoin English.
The mother of a teenage girl who died after taking ecstasy thanked her friends for their bravery in ‘spreading awareness for the greater good.’
Some 38% of victims of homicide had illicit drugs or medication in their system at the time of death, a study has found.
The devastating effects of drugs and anti-social behaviour in Roscrea has prompted the community to respond, determined to help addicts while ridding the town of dealers writes Kathryn Hayes.
Ecstasy users are facing increased threats from tablets which, in the main, are purer and stronger but, in an unknown number of cases, are contaminated with toxic amphetamine chemicals.
A priest appealed to young people to stay away from drugs as he prepared to bury a 22-year-old killed by a lethal batch of ecstasy-like pills.
The revelation that Ireland has the third highest number of drug-related deaths in Europe is horrifying.
A record number of new synthetic drugs are being detected in Europe — but stretched agencies are unable to keep up with the dizzying array of substances because of budget cuts.
Ireland has the third highest number of drug-related deaths in Europe.
Suspected drug victim Simon Lynch was still battling for his life yesterday after the death at a party in his flat of his friend, Oisin Crawford, who will be buried today.
Three people — in Cork, Offaly and Wexford — are now confirmed to have died in recent weeks after taking a rogue ecstasy batch containing a powerful amphetamine.
The HSE has warned of a highly dangerous batch of ecstasy tablets which has been linked to the deaths of two people in the last four days, one of them a teenager.
A young Irishman who died after taking legal highs is being featured on posters across Latvia in a bid to prevent others from suffering the same fate.
Drug-related deaths have soared by almost 30%, with a surge in fatalities involving tranquillisers and methadone, figures show.
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