The study, which involved more than 15,000 school children, is supposed to be the most authoritative insight into the health and wellbeing of the country’s children.
Teenagers are now budgeting for cocaine along with a dress or suit for their debs, a leading addiction therapist has claimed.
Last week’s grotesque discoveries, a casual murder at a student party and several crime-related shootings, must finally disabuse Ireland of the of the notion that this is an idyllic backwater immune to drug-related crime or violence.
The court poor box into which defendants in Kerry could pay money to avoid convictions has been scrapped.
In this week's podcast we spoke to Michael Guerin, a senior therapist with the Cuan Mhuire treatment group.
“I was in prison for 20 years, for selling heroin and robbing a bank. I’ve been in all the prisons in this country. I’ve seen a few father and sons in there, the most in Mountjoy.
The Poor Clares of Galway have released a song 'Calm the Soul' with the hopes it will help others.
According to counsellors at the Cuan Mhuire treatment centre for women, addiction to crack cocaine was unheard of until recent times.
Refurbished B&B sat idle because of funds dispute
A step-down facility for the homeless, which has been unused for more than a decade, could be open within six weeks if State funding is sanctioned.
Every cloud has a silver lining and 2016 proved to be no exception. Gwen Loughman looks at the year that was through eight Irish people who made the year that bit brighter
A busy corner of Limerick City is transformed into a space of quiet reflection and prayer during Christmas as people converge to remember absent loved ones.
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IRELAND’S ineffectual attitude to the countrywide drugs problem is symbolised by the inexplicable delay in opening a treatment centre in Cork.
A doctors’ group has called for an immediate ban on alcohol sports sponsorship.
A Kerry-born nun who spent her life helping people affected by addiction found she could not rest easy in her bed in Dublin last weekend, knowing there were homeless people lying on the ground outside.
President Michael D Higgins has officially opened a major extension of Teach Mhuire in Gardiner Street in inner city Dublin.
A SISTER of Mercy has been awarded an honorary MBE in recognition of her lifelong work in helping individuals and families suffering from alcoholism and other addictions.
AS a symbol of the effort required by the nation to get us through dire economic times, the Dublin City Marathon is a fitting metaphor.
SISTER CONSILIO FITZGERALD, founder of the Cuan Mhuire network of addiction centres, reminded us yesterday that time is the most precious commodity.
A drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre on the border has been forced to close its doors because it could not address health and fire safety concerns, it emerged tonight.
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