The purity and potency of all the main illegal drugs is increasing in Europe, posing heightened dangers to users, drug experts have warned.
Fri, 05 Jun, 2015
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.
Wed, 28 May, 2014
The EU drugs agency is in discussions with Uruguay about monitoring its landmark decision to legalise cannabis.
Ireland has one of the worst levels of abuse of new synthetic drugs, according to the European drugs agency.
Fri, 16 Nov, 2012
The EU drugs agency has expressed concern at the massive rise in the number of domestic cannabis factories across the continent, including Ireland.
Gardaí have seen a “huge increase” in demand for ecstasy this year on the back of a surge in the production of high-quality MDMA in Europe.
Thu, 13 Sep, 2012
The EU drugs agency has published a report backing the controversial provision of heroin to chronic addicts.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2012
EUROPE’S “cocaine bubble” appears to have burst — but the online sale of so-called legal highs is growing at an “unprecedented speed”.
Wed, 16 Nov, 2011
Fri, 18 Mar, 2011
Mon, 13 Dec, 2010
EUROPE is not winning the battle against drug trafficking because each of the 27 member states is fighting the narcotics trade on its own, according to the European Commission’s top drug adviser.
Tue, 10 Nov, 2009
IRELAND is the third largest seller of “designer drugs” over the internet in Europe, according to the EU drugs agency.
Fri, 06 Nov, 2009
SCIENTISTS could soon be able to uncover the real level of drug use in the population — by examining urine in sewage plants.
Thu, 04 Dec, 2008
THE glut of heroin on the global market is threatening Ireland and Europe with a new heroin crisis, the European Union drugs agency has warned.
Fri, 07 Nov, 2008
IRELAND is near the top of the European drug table for cocaine use, according to an EU report, but we are lower down the table for ecstasy use and in the bottom half of the table for cannabis use.
Fri, 24 Nov, 2006
COCAINE and ecstasy use in Ireland is among the highest in Europe, according to a report, published yesterday, which revealed that cocaine is fast becoming the drug of choice for young people across the EU.
Fri, 25 Nov, 2005
There has been a 1,200% increase in the number of cocaine seizures in Ireland in the past decade, it emerged today.
Thu, 24 Nov, 2005
There has been a significant increase in the availability of drugs treatment in prisons in Ireland, a Europe-wide report found today.
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