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[TheUniversityObserver.ie] , Rothwell, Kate High society. (29 Mar 2011)

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As illegal drug use proves itself ever more prevalent in Irish society, Kate Rothwell asks why public figures are admitting to the crime

The fact that the use of illegal drugs is, as ever, increasing in Ireland is news to no one. There is, however, another worrying drug-related trend on the rise, and that is the open admittance of drug use among public representatives. That is not to say that their actions would be tolerable if kept under wraps, but the casual manner in which this violation of the law is now seemingly often being admitted to by politicians confirms that the use of illegal drugs, in particular that of cannabis, has come to be viewed as acceptable within our society....

 

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