The Green Party calls for drug decriminalisation in Ireland
As they enter into formal coalition talks with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, the Green Party have called for sweeping reforms of Ireland's drug laws.
While it hasn't been publicly mentioned as one, might it prove to be as much of a red line issue for Eamon Ryan & Co. as the 7% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions each year until 2030? Hot Press certainly hopes so.
Under Enda Kenny, Fine Gael were content to have a Labour Minister for Drugs, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, who succeeded in getting cabinet approval for the pilot Dublin medically supervised injecting centre.
There was widespread dismay among frontline Irish drug services last year when his Minister for Drugs successor, Catherine Byrne, opted to keep the possession of drugs for personal use within the criminal justice system