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Number Of Drugs Seizures At Irish Prisons Jumps By 10%

A former prison GP is shocked at the extent of the problem.

There were 1,251 drug seizures in Irish prisons last year - up 10 per cent on 2018. 

According to details released under the Freedom of Information Act, more than 900 of them were in three Dublin prisons - Wheatfield, Mountjoy and Cloverhill. 

Outside of the capital, the highest was in Midlands Prison in Portlaoise, at 97. 

Dr. Greg Kelly, a former GP in Castlerea Prison in Co Roscommon, is surprised by the stats. 

Dr. Kelly says the increasing number of seizures reflects the growing drugs problem in society. 


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