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Duffin, Tony (2018) How academics and service providers are working together to inform drug policy in Ireland. EUROPP – European Politics and Policy Blog .

Dillon, Lucy (2017) CityWide’s evidence base for decriminalization. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 63, Autumn 2017 , pp. 10-11.

Dillon, Lucy (2017) An e-tool to map models of decriminalization. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 63, Autumn 2017 , p. 18.

Guiney, Ciara (2017) Irish GP attitudes towards decriminalisation and medical use of cannabis. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 62, Summer 2017 , pp. 15-16.

Dillon, Lucy (2017) Dublin Drug Policy Summit. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 62, Summer 2017 , pp. 7-8.

Dillon, Lucy (2017) Implementing a health-led approach to drug use – what does it mean? Drugnet Ireland , Issue 61, Spring 2017 , p. 5.

Crowley, Des and Collins, Claire and Delargy, Ide and Laird, Eamon and Van Hout, Marie Claire (2017) Irish general practitioner attitudes toward decriminalisation and medical use of cannabis: results from a national survey. Harm Reduction Journal , 14 , (1) , p. 4.

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Collins, Claire and Delargy, Ide and Crowley, Des (2017) Irish General Practitioner (GP) perspectives toward decriminalisation, legalisation and cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes (CTP). International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction , 15 , (5) , pp. 670-683.

Pike, Brigid (2016) Politicians call for drug policy reforms. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 56, Winter 2016 , pp. 10-12.

Pike, Brigid (2015) CityWide starts debate ahead UNGASS 2016. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 55, Autumn 2015 , pp. 7-8.

Connolly, Johnny (2015) Judging prohibition. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 55, Autumn 2015 , pp. 10-11.

Pike, Brigid (2014) Dáil debate on cannabis. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 49, Spring 2014 , pp. 6-8.

Connolly, Johnny (2014) Decriminalisation: CityWide urges informed debate. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 48, Winter 2013 , p. 8.

Pike, Brigid (2013) Breaking the taboo – debating the alternatives to criminalised addiction. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 47, Autumn 2013 , pp. 7-8.

Connolly, Johnny (2013) Beyond criminalisation. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 47, Autumn 2013 , pp. 9-10.

(2013) … and the Minister replies. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 46, Summer 2013 , p. 11.

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

(2013) Criminalising addiction: is there another way? Drugnet Ireland , Issue 47, Autumn 2013 , p. 7.

Pike, Brigid (2013) Global trends in decriminalisation. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 47, Autumn 2013 , p. 11.


[Irish Times] , Ewald, Kyle Students’ Unions should advocate for decriminalisation of drug use, says Labour senator. (14 Feb 2018)

[Irish Times] , Holland, Kitty Legislation to decriminalise drugs could come in ‘early 2019’ . (01 Dec 2017)

[University Observer] , Cook, Des Drug decriminalization in Ireland, a step forward or a step back? (13 Oct 2017)

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Decriminalising drugs: could it work in Ireland? (23 Sep 2017)

[Irish Times] , Purcell, Jennifer Opinion. Of course millennials take drugs but we’re not stupid. (24 Jul 2017)

[Independent.ie] , McManus, Darragh Radio: RTE goes big on decriminalising drugs debate. (23 Jul 2017)

[Irish Times] , Bardon, Sarah Possession of small quantities of drugs could be decriminalised. (17 Jul 2017)

[Irish Times] , Clegg, Nick Legalise cannabis, and do it now, says Nick Clegg. (02 Jun 2017)

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Some young people in Ballymun spend 150% of income on cannabis. (16 May 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Brophy, Daragh Should drugs be decriminalised for personal use? Voters are split on the issue. (13 May 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Collins, John Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use'. (08 May 2017)

[Irish Times] , Holland, Kitty Irish Pharmacy Union calls for decriminalisation of drugs for personal use. (07 May 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , O'Riordain, Aodhan Drugs: 'How is arresting someone for something that they are addicted to helping?'. (25 Apr 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Gardaí look at extending cautions for cannabis. (25 Apr 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Ryan, Orla Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says. (22 Apr 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Cionnaith, Fiachra Senator O'Riordain calls for legalisation of cannabis. (22 Apr 2017)

[Irish Times] , Holland, Kitty Decriminalisation of all drugs for personal use considered. (18 Apr 2017)

[Independent.ie] , Armstrong, Kathy 'Sick people don't need to be in court' - Senator Aodhán O Riordain backs decriminalising all drugs for personal use. (18 Apr 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , Shanahan, Catherine GPs support legalisation of [medicinal] cannabis. (30 Jan 2017)

[Independent.ie] , Egan, Barry Decriminalise heroin to save lives - Philly. (29 Jan 2017)

[newstalk.com] National addiction service calls for decriminalisation of drugs. (03 Jan 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Brophy, Daragh Almost half of Irish people are in favour of legalising cannabis for recreational use. (04 Dec 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Survey shows 49% adults favour decriminalisation of drugs for personal use. (18 Nov 2016)

Online Editors. [Independent.ie] Research shows Ireland has lost the 'war on drugs'. (12 Nov 2016)

[thejournal.ie] , Barry, Aoife "We're losing the battle against drugs": GAA star calls for decriminalisation after brother's death. (25 Oct 2016)

[Independent.ie] , O'Connor, Niall Fianna Fáil policy aims to relax law for small-time drug use. (20 Oct 2016)

[greenparty.ie] Green Party call for decriminalising drug use and legalising medical use of cannabis. (19 Oct 2016)

[Irish Examiner] John Halligan calls for HSE-run drug shops. (04 Aug 2016)

[Irish Examiner] Decriminalising drug users - A new strategy. (06 May 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Report backs 'shift' away from criminalising drug possession for personal use. (03 May 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Death of Alex Ryan ‘a wake-up’ call for politicians. (29 Jan 2016)

[BBC News Online] , Butler, Chris Drug addicts: Irish minister calls for 'more sympathetic' approach. (21 Dec 2015)

[thejournal.ie] “No matter where you live, you probably have somebody injecting heroin pretty near you”. (15 Dec 2015)

[Independent.ie] , Casey, Patricia Mind and meaning: decriminalising drugs. (01 Dec 2015)

[The Irish World] , Shaw, Adam Decriminalising the users, not the drugs. (01 Dec 2015)

[thejournal.ie] , Sheils McNamee, Michael ‘I found that nothing worked, except cannabis’: Who are Ireland’s marijuana users? (23 Nov 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac President Higgins: Global shift in policy on drug use from criminal to public health issue. (13 Nov 2015)

[Independent.ie] , Quinn, David We cannot decriminalise drugs without having a proper debate first. (13 Nov 2015)

[Department of Health] Address by Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin T.D to the CityWide 20th Anniversary Conference. (12 Nov 2015)

[Independent.ie] , O'Brien, Dan Opinion. Legalising drugs is the best option for society. Criminals are the real losers. (08 Nov 2015)

[Independent.ie] , Daly, John Joint committee and the prospect of white smoke on marijuana. (07 Nov 2015)

[thejournal.ie] , Sheils, Conor Progressive laws and the Dark Web are changing the lives of Irish drug users. (07 Nov 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Change could affect 11,000 drug cases a year. (06 Nov 2015)

[thejournal.ie] The decriminalisation of drugs for personal use has moved another big step closer. (06 Nov 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Shift in political attitudes sees drug reform leave the fringes. (06 Nov 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Decriminalisation proposals would free up to 60,000 Garda hours. (06 Nov 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Oireachtas report: Make personal drug use legal. (05 Nov 2015)

[thejournal.ie] Most men think decriminalising drugs is a good idea – but women aren’t so sure. (05 Nov 2015)

[Joe.ie] , Kinsella, Carl Inside the injection rooms: JOE.ie looks at Ireland's evolving drugs policy. (05 Nov 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Families back reform of drug laws. (28 Oct 2015)

[Independent.ie] , Ryan, Philip Relax laws on possession of drugs, urges Dáil committee. (19 Oct 2015)

[RTE News] Should drug addicts have a safe place to inject? (04 Oct 2015)

[thejournal.ie] , O'Reilly, Quinton The co-founder of Bebo wants to decriminalise drugs in Ireland. (16 Aug 2015)

[Irish Times] , Hilliard, Mark War on drugs long lost, says McVerry. (10 Aug 2015)

[thejournal.ie] , Duffin, Tony Should we stop bringing criminal charges against those possessing drugs for personal use? (08 Jul 2015)

[thejournal.ie] , Duffy, Ronan Carrying drugs for personal use is illegal. But politicians are looking at changing that. (04 Jul 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Public to have say on legality of drugs. (04 Jul 2015)

Lynn Ruane introduces drug decriminalisation Bill in Seanad. (25 May 2015)

[Independent.ie] , Browne, Collette TDs who brag about past drug use need to back law reform. (28 Apr 2015)

[breakingnews.ie] Conference to discuss legalisation of cannabis in Ireland. (02 Apr 2015)

[thejournal.ie] , McKenna, Aaron Opinion: Marijuana is legal is nearly half of US States – Ireland should follow suit. (08 Nov 2014)

[Medical Independent] , Lynch, David The end of the ‘war on drugs’? (14 Aug 2014)

[thejournal.ie] , Duffin, Tony Opinion: The ‘War on Drugs’ has failed – let’s finally implement policies that make sense. (01 Jun 2014)

[Irish Independent] , Allen, Nick Rocky mountain high as cannabis stores open in Colorado. (01 Jan 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Drug law conference told of jail term for €2 stash. (21 Nov 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , Connolly, Shaun Ming’s bid to have cannabis regulated goes up in smoke. (07 Nov 2013)

[Irish Examiner] FG TD open to cannabis decriminalisation. (06 Nov 2013)

[Oireachtas] Cannabis Regulation: Motion (Resumed) [Private Members]. (06 Nov 2013)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Cannabis Regulation: Motion [Private Members]. (05 Nov 2013)

[Irish Independent] , Kenny, Mary When debating cannabis law, let's be honest about the risks. (04 Nov 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Kane, Michael Flanagan: Legal cannabis would net €300m for the Exchequer. (25 Oct 2013)

[Irish Examiner Breaking News] Bill proposes to legalise recreational use of cannabis. (24 Oct 2013)

[Irish Independent] , Diaz, Alex 'Hard drugs should be legal', says top English police officer. (29 Sep 2013)

[thejournal.ie] , McKenna, Aaron Column: It’s time to tax and regulate marijuana sale in Ireland. (10 Aug 2013)

[Irish Independent] Uruguay set to legalise marijuana. (01 Aug 2013)

[thejournal.ie] Luke Ming Flanagan: I’m still smoking cannabis… but not in Ireland. (15 Jun 2013)

[Independent.ie] Well done, Minister, on cigs' packaging - now for a debate on drugs. (01 Jun 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Call for national debate on decriminalising drugs. (22 May 2013)


Ana Liffey Drug Project. (2017) Dublin drug policy summit. Dublin: Ana Liffey Drug Project.

Rolles, Steve and Murkin, George and Powell, Martin and Kushlick, Danny and Saunter, Nicky and Slater, Jane (2016) Alternative world drug report. United Kingdom: Count the Costs of the War on Drug.

Cockayne, James and Walker, Summer (2015) What comes after the war on drugs – flexibility, fragmentation or principled pluralism? New York: United Nations University.

Ireland. Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality. (2015) Report of visit by a Committee delegation to examine the impact of Portuguese approach to the possession of certain drugs. Dublin: Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality.

Citywide. (2013) Decriminalisation: A new direction for drugs policy? Dublin: Citywide.

Stoicescu, Claudia, ed. (2012) The global state of harm reduction 2012. Towards an integrated response. Harm Reduction International.

Rosmarin, Ari and Eastwood, Niamh (2012) A quiet revolution: drug decriminalisation policies in practice across the globe. London: Release.

Global Commission on Drug Policy. (2011) Report of the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Rio de Janeiro: Global Commission on Drug Policy.

Rolles, Steve (2009) After the war on drugs: blueprint for regulation. Transform Drug Policy Foundation.

Evidence resource

Transform Drug Policy Foundation. (2017) How to regulate cannabis: a practical guide. London: Transform Drug Policy Foundation. 165 p.

Pike, Brigid [Citywide] . (2017) Decriminalisation evidence base. Dublin: Citywide.

International Narcotics Control Board. [INCB] (2017) Report of the International Narcotics Control Board for 2016. New York: United Nations. 132 p.

Curran, H Valerie and Wiffen, Philip and Nutt, David and Scholten, Willem . (2016) Cannabis and cannabis resin pre-review report. A document prepared for the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, Thirty-eight meeting Geneva, 14 – 18 November 2016. London: DrugScience. 73 p.

Global Commission on Drug Policy. (2016) Advancing drug policy reform: a new approach to decriminalization. 2016 report. Global Commission on Drug Policy. 44 p.

Bewley-Taylor, Dave and Jelsma, Martin and Rolles, Steve and Walshe, John . (2016) Cannabis regulation and the UN drug treaties. Strategies for reform. Canadian Drug Policy Coalition; Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network; Global Drug Policy Observatory; Mexico United Against Crime; International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy; Transnational Institute; Transform Drug Policy Foundation; Washington Offi. 24 p.

Royal Society for Public Health. (2016) Taking a new line on drugs. London: Royal Society for Public Health. 44 p.

(2016) The opiate epidemic - free access article collection. Taylor & Francis.

International Drug Policy Consortium. [IDPC] (2016) IDPC drug policy guide. London: International Drug Policy Consortium. 152 p.

LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy. [LSE ideas] (2016) After the Drug Wars. Report of the LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy. London School of Economics. 140 p.

Hughes, C and Ritter, A and Chalmers, J and Lancaster, K and Barratt, M and Moxham-Hall, V [NDARC] . (2016) Decriminalisation of drug use and possession in Australia – A briefing note. Sydney: Drug Policy Modelling Program, NDARC, UNSW Australia. 8 p.

Murkin, George [Transform] . (2016) Will drug use rise? Exploring a key concern about decriminalising or regulating drugs. London: Transform Drug Policy Foundation. 36 p.

Shi, Yuyan and Lenzi, Michela and An, Ruopeng [PLOS One] . (2015) Cannabis liberalization and adolescent cannabis use: a cross-national study in 38 countries. Public Library of Science. PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143562

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. [CCSA] (2015) Cannabis regulation: lessons learned in Colorado and Washington State. Ottawa: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. 23 p.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2015) Perspectives on drugs: Models for the legal supply of cannabis: recent developments. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. 4 p.

Buchanan, Julian . (2015) Ending drug prohibition with a hangover? Sheffield Hallam University. British Journal of Community Justice, 13 (1) 55-74.

UK Drug Policy Commission. [UKDPC] (2012) A fresh approach to drugs: the final report of the UK Drug Policy Commission. London: UK Drug Policy Commission. 89 p.

Global Commission on Drug Policy. (2011) War on drugs. Geneva: Global Commission on Drug Policy. 24 p.

Dail Debates

Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality. [Oireachtas] Report of the Committee on a harm reducing and rehabilitative approach to possession of small amounts of illegal drugs. (05 Nov 2015)

[Oireachtas] Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality debate - submissions on drugs review: discussion. (14 Oct 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 830 - Misuse of drugs [Cannabis] [1110/14]. (15 Jan 2014)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 253 - Presidential reports [14532/13]. (21 Mar 2013)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 452 & 461 – Controlled drug sales [14115/13 & 14149/13]. (20 Mar 2013)


Caulkins, Jonathan P and Hawken, Angela and Kilmer, Beau and Kleiman, Mark AR (2012) Marijuana legislation: what everyone needs to know. Oxford: Oxford University Press .

Barrett, Damon, ed. (2011) Children of the Drug War. Perpsectives on the impact of drug policies on young people. New York: The International Debate Education Association .

McKeganey, Neil (2011) Controversies in drugs policy and practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan .

Friedman, Mark D (2011) Legalization of drugs. Hot Topics Chicago, Ill: Heinemann Library .

Kleiman, Mark AR and Caulkins, Jonathan P and Hawken, Angela (2011) Drugs and drug policy: what everyone needs to know. Oxford: Oxford University Press .

Seddon, Toby (2010) A history of drugs: drugs and freedom in the liberal age. Oxon: Routledge .

O'Mahony, Paul (2008) The Irish war on drugs: the seductive folly of prohibition. Manchester: Manchester University Press .

Friesendorf, Cornelius (2007) US foreign policy and the war on drugs: displacing the cocaine and heroin industry. CSS studies in security and international relations Abingdon: Routledge .

Edwards, Griffith (2005) Matters of substance : drugs : is legalization the right answer - or the wrong question? London: Penguin Books .

Goldberg, Raymond, ed. (2004) Taking sides: clashing views on controversial issues in drugs and society. Guilford: McGraw-Hill .

Vellinga, Menno, ed. (2004) The political economy of the drug industry: Latin America and the international system. Gainesville FL: University of Florida Press .

King, Peadar (2003) The politics of drugs: from production to consumption,. Dublin: Liffey Press .

Stone, Jason and Stone, Andrea, eds. (2003) The drug dilemma: responding to a growing crisis. New York: International Debate Education Association .

Levinthal, Charles F, ed. (2003) Point/counterpoint: opposing perspectives on issues on drug policy. Boston: Allyn and Bacon .

Husak, Douglas N. (2002) Legalize this! The case for decriminalizing drugs. Practical ethics series London: Verso .

Gray, Judge James P (2001) Why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about it: a judicial indictment of the war on drugs. Philadelphia: Temple University Press .

MacCoun, Robert J and Reuter, Peter (2001) Drug war heresies: learning from other vices, times and places. RAND Studies in Policy Analysis Cambridge: Cambridge University Press .

Dorn, Nicholas and Jamieson, Alison, eds. (2001) European drug laws: the room for manoeuvre. The full report of a comparative legal research into drug laws of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden and their relations to international drug conventions. London: Drugscope .

Jellinek Prevention. van der Meer, Ron (2000) Drug aware: every person's guide to understanding drugs. Sydney: Van der Meer Publishing .

South, Nigel, ed. (1999) Drugs cultures, controls & everyday life. London: Sage .

Dorn, Nicholas, ed. (1999) Regulating European drug problems: administrative measures and civil law in the control of drug trafficking, nuisance and use. The Hague: Kluwer Law International .

Murji, Karim (1998) Policing drugs. Aldershot: Ashgate .

Coomber, Ross, ed. (1998) The control of drugs and drug users: reason or reaction? Australia: Harwood .

Reinarman, Craig and Levine, Harry G, eds. (1997) Crack in America: demon drugs and social justice. Berkeley: University of California Press .

Murphy, Tim (1996) Rethinking the war on drugs in Ireland. Undercurrents Cork: Cork University Press .

Szasz, Thomas (1996) Our right to drugs: the case for a free market. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press .

Grapendaal, Martin and Leuw, Ed and Nelen, Hans (1995) A world of opportunities: life-style and economic behaviour of heroin addicts in Amsterdam. SUNY series in new social studies on alcohol and drugs. Albany: State University of New Yotk Press .

Korf, Dirk (1995) Dutch treat: formal control and illicit drug use in the Netherlands. Amsterdam: Thesis Publishers .

O'Hare, PA and Newcombe, R and Matthews, A and Buning, EC and Drucker, E, eds. (1992) The reduction of drug-related harm. London: Routledge .

Bakalar, James B and Grinspoon, Lester (1984) Drug control in a free society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press .

Conference or Workshop Item

(2016) Implementing a health led approach to drug use - speakers notes. In: Implementing a health led approach to drug use - what does it mean?, 17 November 2016, Citywide, Dublin.

Citywide. (2015) Citywide 20th anniversary conference. In: Communities and drugs -Developing a drugs policy that works, 12 November 2015, Croke Park.

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