Weekly Roundup: May 3rd

Hello and welcome to the weekly roundup where each Sunday we look back at some of the news items making the headlines over the past seven days.

On Sunday an Enniscorthy man accused of cannabis smuggling was refused bail in Nothern Ireland

On Monday journalist Collette Brown wrote that TDs who brag about past drug use need to back law reform

On Tuesday it emerged that a father of two had been prosecuted for storing cannabis worth over €64,000

On Tuesday it was reported that a ‘Love/Hate’ actor faces trial for possessing €2,450 worth of cannabis

On Wednesday an article in the Independent looked at what new roadside drug tests will mean for drivers

On Wednesday it was reported that an aspiring jockey had been caught with seven bags of cannabis

On Wednesday it emerged that a man caught with €285,000 worth of cannabis was sentenced to six years in prison

On Thursday it was reported that a Jamaican man caught with nearly €700 worth of cannabis claimed he was smoking 20 joints a day

On Friday it emerged that three men had been arrested in Tipperary in connection with a raid on a cannabis factory

On Friday it was reported that a father of two caught with €25,000 worth of cannabis plants has avoided jail

On Saturday it emerged that a cannabis firm with Irish connections had raised €160m on the Nasdaq

Today an article by Jim Cusack in the Independent claimed that Gardai are not policing unless you’re a driver or drug user

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