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Dillon, Lucy (2024) Drug policy evaluation in Europe. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 87, Winter 2024 , pp. 6-8.

Guiney, Ciara (2023) Department of Justice annual report, 2021. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 85, Spring 2023 , pp. 34-37.

Silver, Lynn D and Naprawa, Amanda Z and Padon, Alisa A (2020) Assessment of incorporation of lessons from tobacco control in city and county laws regulating legal marijuana in California. JAMA Network Open , 3 , (6 e208393) , e208393.

Guiney, Ciara (2020) EU drug markets report, 2019. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 72, Winter 2020 , pp. 18-20.

Rehm, Jürgen and Crépault, Jean-François and Hasan, Omer S M and Lachenmeier, Dirk W and Room, Robin and Sornpaisarn, Bundit (2019) Regulatory policies for alcohol, other psychoactive substances and addictive behaviours: the role of level of use and potency. a systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 16 , (19) .

Dillon, Lucy (2016) Drugs policy in the new programme for government. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 58, Summer 2016 , pp. 1-3.

Frazer, Kate and Callinan, Joanne E. and McHugh, Jack and van Baarsel, Susan and Clarke, Anna and Doherty, Kirsten and Kelleher, Cecily (2016) Legislative smoking bans for reducing secondhand smoke exposure, smoking prevalence and tobacco consumption. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , (2) .

Mongan, Deirdre (2014) Ministers announce details of proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 48, Winter 2013 , pp. 1-2.

Connolly, Johnny (2013) Approaches to drug decriminalisation in disparate countries. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 45, Spring 2013 , p. 14.

Pierce, Anya (2012) Regulatory aspects of workplace drug testing in Europe. Drug Testing and Analysis , 4 , (2) , pp. 62-65.

Connolly, Johnny (2012) Legal update 2011. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 41, Spring 2012 , p. 20.

Goodman, Patrick G and Haw, Sally and Kabir, Zubair and Clancy, Luke (2009) Are there health benefits associated with comprehensive smoke-free laws. International Journal of Public Health , 54 , (6) , pp. 367-378.

Connolly, Johnny and Morgan, Angela (2007) Criminal Justice Act 2007. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 22, Summer 2007 , p. 10.

Connolly, Johnny (2006) Legal briefing 2006. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 20, Winter 2006 , p. 19.

Connolly, Johnny (2005) Legal briefing. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 16, Winter 2005 , pp. 15-16.

Kilcommins, Shane (2005) Risk in Irish society: moving to a crime control model of criminal justice. Irish Probation Journal , 2 , (1) , pp. 20-34.

Burke, G and Walshe, DG (1995) Addiction and temporary certification: a proposed change to legislation and it's possible implication for clinical practice. Irish Medical Journal , 88 , (6) , pp. 219-220.

Griffin, Gerard F (1984) Notes on recent legislation. Gazette , 237 -238.

Eustace, H J (1949) Addiction under the Mental Treatment Act, Eire, 1945. The Journal of Mental Science , 95 , (400) , pp. 693-5.


Health Research Board. Irish National Focal Point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2024) Ireland: national report for 2023 – drug policy. Dublin: Health Research Board.

Health Research Board. Irish National Focal Point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2024) Ireland: national report for 2023 – legal framework. Dublin: Health Research Board.

International Network of People who Use Drugs. (2023) Legal environment scan: a drug user-led monitoring toolkit of legal and policy framework. London: International Network of People who Use Drugs.

Ireland. Department of Justice. (2022) Report by the Minister for Justice on the Operation of Section 8 of the Criminal Justice (Amendment) Act 2009 pursuant to Section 8(6) of that Act. Dublin: Department of Justice.

Pompidou Group. (2022) Human rights at the heart of drug policies. 50th anniversary of the Pompidou Group. Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

Law Reform Commission. (2020) Accessibility of legislation in the digital age. Dublin: Law Reform Commission.

Egnell, Susanne and Villman, Emma and Obstbaum, Yaira (2019) Cannabis policy and legislation in the Nordic countries. A report on the control of cannabis use and possession in the Nordic legal systems. Stockholm: Nordic Welfare Centre.

European Commission. (2017) Evaluation of the implementation of the EU drugs strategy 2013-2020 and of the EU action plan on drugs 2013-2016: a continuous need for an EU action plan on drugs 2017-2020. Brussels: European Commission.

Global Commission on Drug Policy. (2016) Advancing drug policy reform: a new approach to decriminalization. 2016 report. Global Commission on Drug Policy.

Ireland. Department of Health. (2015) General scheme of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015. Dublin: Department of Health.

Law Reform Commission. (2015) Search warrants and bench warrants. Dublin: Law Reform Commission.

Citywide. (2013) Citywide conference report on criminalising addiction: is there another way? Dublin: Citywide.

International Narcotics Control Board. (2013) Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2012. New York: United Nations.

Council of the European Union. (2012) The EU drugs strategy 2013-2020. Bruxelles: Council of the European Union.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2012) EMCDDA trend report for the evaluation of the 2005–12 EU drugs strategy. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Pompidou Group. (2012) Policy paper providing guidance to policy makers for developing coherent policies for licit and illicit drugs. Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2011) Responding to new psychoactive substances. Drugs in Focus 22. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Hill, Linda and Clarke, David and Casswell, Sally (2011) Addressing the harmful use of alcohol: a guide to developing effective legislation. Philippines: World Health Organization, Western Pacific Region.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2008) European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Annual report 2008: the state of the drugs problem in Europe. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

Office of Tobacco Control. (2005) Smoke-free workplaces in Ireland a one-year review. Kildare: Office of Tobacco Control.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2002) Prosecution of drug users in Europe: varying pathways to similar objectives. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

Young, Peter and O'Donnell, Ian and Clare, Emma (2001) Crime in Ireland: trends and patterns, 1950 to 1998. A report by the Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University College Dublin for the National Crime Council. Dublin: Stationery Office.

The Law Reform Commission. (1995) Consultation paper on intoxication as a defence to a criminal offence. Dublin: The Law Reform Commission.


European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2023) Law topics overview. URL: https://www.emcdda.europa.eu/topics/law_en

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (2023) United Nations toolkit on synthetic drugs. URL: https://syntheticdrugs.unodc.org/

Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] Dáil Éireann debate, Vol. 1050 No.1. Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2024: Second Stage. (21 Feb 2024)

[Oireachtas] Seanad Éireann debate. Non-Fatal Offences against the Person (Amendment) (Spiking) Bill 2023: Second Stage. (31 May 2023)

[Oireachtas] Joint Committee on Health debate - Quarterly meeting on health issues: discussion. (02 Oct 2019)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Sale of Illicit Goods Bill 2017: second stage [private members]. (24 Oct 2018)

[Oireachtas] Seanad Eireann debate. Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed). (03 Nov 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Criminal Justice (Search Warrants) Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed). (04 Jul 2012)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Criminal Justice (Search Warrants) Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second Stage. (03 Jul 2012)

[Oireachtas] Seanad Eireann debate. Alcohol pricing: motion. (16 Nov 2011)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 153 - Garda powers. [18031/11]. (30 Jun 2011)


Shapiro, Harry (2010) The media guide to drugs: key facts and figures for journalists. London: Drugscope .

Book Section

O'Brien, Mary and Dillon, Lucy and Moran, Rosalyn (2001) Legal framework. In: Overview of drug issues in Ireland 2000: a resource document. Dublin: Health Research Board , pp. 12-39.

O'Brien, Mary (2001) Law enforcement and drug-related crime. In: Overview of drug issues in Ireland 2000: a resource document. Dublin: Health Research Board , PP 95-106.

Bennett, Don (1988) Are they always right? Investigation and proof in a citizen anti-heroin movement. In: Whose law & order?: aspects of crime and social control in Irish society. Dublin: Sociological Association of Ireland , pp. 21-40.


Smyth, Bobby P (2018) Addressing the harms related to youth substance use: treatment of individuals and population focused legislative responses. PhD thesis, University of Limerick.


European Centre for Monitoring Alcohol Marketing. (2011) Alcohol marketing regulations in Europe: how effective are they? EUCAM, Utrecht.

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. (2010) Road Traffic Act 2010. Houses of the Oireachtas, Dublin.


[EMCDDA] New legislation grants Europe stronger powers to tackle current and future drug problems. (30 Jun 2023)

[thejournal.ie] , MacRedmond, David Harris recommends cabinet not oppose drink spiking bill but says further consideration needed. (30 May 2023)

[Department of Health] Commencement of the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2016 and associated Ministerial Regulations and Orders. (03 May 2017)

[Irish Medical Times] Letter: Legislation can be ‘tipping point for major cultural change’. (13 Jan 2016)

[Independent.ie] , Cusack, Jim Gardai not policing - unless you're a driver or drug user. (03 May 2015)

[Alcohol Action Ireland] Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. (14 Jan 2014)

World Health Organization. [World Health Organization] Mental health information at your fingertips – WHO launches the MiNDbank. (10 Dec 2013)

[Irish Independent] , O'Regan, Eilish Reilly could face EU row over cheap drink curbs. (25 Oct 2013)

[Merrionstreet.ie] Ministers Fitzgerald, Reilly and White announce measures to deal with alcohol misuse. (24 Oct 2013)

[RTE News] Govt to set limit for minimum price for alcohol. (24 Oct 2013)

BBC News. [BBC News Online] Minimum pricing: Challenge to Scottish alcohol legislation fails. (03 May 2013)

[Irish Medical Times] , Gantly, Dara Drug barons ‘should get mandatory life in jail’. (10 Apr 2013)

[thejournal.ie] Oireachtas agenda: alcohol sponsorship, court reporting and animal welfare. (27 Mar 2013)

[thejournal.ie] Rise in ‘designer drugs’ poses serious health risk: UN report. (06 Mar 2013)

[rte.ie] New laws make it illegal to possess certain drugs without prescription. (28 May 2012)

[Oireachtas] Health Committee Chairman welcomes Minister’s commitment to bring forward health bill to address alcohol misuse. (15 Mar 2012)

[EAP Institute] Serving alcohol at company sponsored events may increase employer liability. (14 Jun 2011)

[Oireachtas] Criminal Justice (Psychoactive Substances) Bill 2010. (18 Jun 2010)

[The Scotsman] Scottish MP calls for birth-control additive in methadone. (12 May 2006)

[justice.ie] Minister welcomes increase in the number of detections for possession of drugs for sale or supply. (26 Jan 2006)

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