Weekly Roundup: January 11th 2015

Hello and welcome to the weekly roundup which returns following a brief hiatus over the xmas and new years period.

Each Sunday we look back at some of the news items making the headlines over the past seven days.


Monday:

Clare’s Garda Chef Superintendent John Kerin described drug barons who target young people to store drugs as vultures and parasites

It was reported that a new anti drugs movement was launched amid vows to kick a dangerous crime gang out of Sligo

The Independent.ie reported on Colorado one year on after the state legalised the use of cannabis

Independent TD Róisín Shortall wrote an opinion piece for the Irish Mirror in which she argued that it is time we took our drug problem seriously

Tuesday:

Ireland has experienced one of the highest levels of spending cutbacks on health and policing in the European Union, affecting its ability to tackle the drugs problem, according to the EU drugs agency.

Wednesday:

Two teenage university students caught with cannabis for sale or supply in St Stephen’s Green have asked a judge to leave them without criminal records

Hemp made the list as The Independent reported on six superfoods that are trending this year

Saturday:

It was reported that Garda have  seized cannabis worth an estimated €1,000 following a raid on a home in Tralee

It emerged that a man judged to be driving under the influence of cannabis has been convicted and fined €1,000 and disqualified from driving for four years

It was revealed that there have been calls that a Mini-CAB (Criminal Assets Bureau) is needed to crack down on ‘middle-income’ drug dealers 

Articles:

I posted one article this week, a tribute to John McCarthy who died three years ago

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