Weekly Roundup: May 10th

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 Tuesday it emerged that a man had been arrested in connection with the seizure of around €22,000 worth of cannabis

On Tuesday an article in the Independent looked at the possible highs and lows of cannabis legislation

On Wednesday it was reported that organised crime gangs generate €1.7 billion a year in Ireland which is around 1.1% of GDP

On Thursday it emerged that the drugs minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has called the establishment of injection rooms for heroin addicts

On Thursday it was reported that a family fears for an Irishman who was arrested in the Philippines for cannabis possession

On Thursday it emerged there was a cannabis bust worth €100,000 after gardai arrived at the scene of a suspected drug overdose

On Friday it was reported a woman caught with cannabis plants worth €3,200 claim it was for improving her sleep pattern and appetite

On Friday it emerged that a Polish man caught with 700 cannabis plants claimed he didn’t know they were illegal

On Friday it was reported a woman had been arrested after cannabis worth €180,000 was seized in Laois

On Saturday it was reported that cannabis plants worth €16,000 were seized in Sligo

On Saturday it emerged a 21 year old had been arrested after cannabis worth €360,000 was seized by gardaí in Meath

On Saturday it was reported a man caught with a joint at a GAA club may avoid a conviction if he makes a charitable donation

On Saturday it was reported a man who was caught cultivating 25 cannabis plants will appear in court in July

On Saturday it emerged a man was sentenced to four and a half years in jail for storing cannabis worth over €64,000

 

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