Donegal TD says current cannabis laws are ‘a waste of Garda time’

A Donegal TD has said the current cannabis laws in the country are ‘a waste of Garda time’. Deputy Thomas Pringle, slammed Government for stalling a bill to decriminalise possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use, saying criminalisation in this case is ‘nonsensical’. Addressing the Dáil today, Deputy Pringle said: “I fully support […]

Warning over sharp rise in cocaine use

COCAINE use in Donegal has risen sharply, the Assistant Director of Nursing, Donegal Alcohol and Drug Service has warned. Cora McAleer was speaking to the Donegal News in the wake of a new report by the Health Research Board (HRB), which reveals cocaine is the most common drug for which people are seeking treatment in Ireland. There were over 12,000 cases treated for […]

Almost €30,000 worth of drugs seized in Letterkenny

Almost €30,000 worth of drugs have been seized in Letterkenny. Four people have been arrested following the seizures totalling €28,000 in the Letterkenny area in recent days. The Divisional Drugs Unit uncovered a major haul of cannabis with an estimated street value of €21,000. They also uncovered cocaine with an estimated street value of €7,000. […]

Canada’s cannabis smokers rolling up to sample Donegal

FOR decades Donegal has been getting the thumbs up from Canadian tourists but it is now proving a hit with the country’s pot smokers too. It is some weeks since the North American country moved to decriminalise cannabis and suppliers have been struggling to keep up with demand. A strain of the narcotic that smokers […]

Medicinal Cannabis plant to open in Donegal next year

A MEDICINAL cannabis research plant is reported to be on its way to Donegal early next year, along with the creation of over 50 jobs. Pharmaceutical start-up, Greenlight Medicines, said the firm is looking to roll out a new hub in the North West in 2018. The company already has a headquarters in Dublin but […]

Three women due in court in relation to Ballybofey cannabis factory

THREE Malaysian women are due to appear before Letterkenny District Court this morning charged in connection with Tuesday evening’s discovery of a cannabis factory at a Chinese restaurant in Ballybofey. A man aged in his 30s also, also believed to be Asian, remains in Garda custody and can be detained for up to seven days. […]