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Presently there are a recorded 100 Headshops selling psychotropic substances with more opening weekly. Several community based initiatives are now trying to have these shops closed.
HEAD SHOPS ATTACKED, REPEATEDLY
(29th April 2010) A total of seven head shops have this winter been attacked and some burned down. Police has no suspects, it seems. But it may be the work of drug dealers that are eliminating competitors.
Irish Police given powers to close head shops if proven to sell illegal drugs. "Gardai are to be given new powers to allow them shut down head shops. "The onus will then be placed on the owners of the shops to prove that they were not selling illegal drugs in their premises."
DAIL PICKET 24th MARCH 2010
On Wednesday 24th March concerned citizens will mount a picket on Dail Eireann in protest against the operation of so called head shops in Ireland. We are not satisfied with suggestions of regulation coming from within some political circles. Our bottom line is closure. The head shops themselves support regulation which goes to prove that it would work in their favour. Regulation will not work. Head shop operators will always outsmart the bureaucracy in Government.
The mental health of our youngsters as well as their wellbeing is at stake. There have already been casualties. This cannot continue.
Please join us at Leinster House, Kildare Street Gates and lend your voice from 11am. This invitation is cordially extended to all members of the Oireachtas to come and speak with us. Members of the Senate who pledged support for closure and Councillors in Town, City and Local Councils.
Our thanks to the media for the positive support you have extended.
Contacts: Jacqui Snype (Roscommon Head Shop Group)email@example.com (phone 0879694747)
Grainne Kenny (http://webmail.actis.no/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.eurad.net)firstname.lastname@example.org (phone 086 2345245)
Frankie Keena from Athlone Drug Awareness Group says he has received a significant number of phone calls and messages from affected parents whose children have experimented with products from these shops, resulting in psychotic tendencies, he said. Parents have informed him that their children experienced suicidal fits after taken these powders, and if mixed with alcohol they can be more dangerous, he added.
Elsewhere in Ireland another protest meeting was held on the 27th January in Gleesons Hotel in Roscommon town. The room was full of people and a action committee was formed to close the local head shop.
A BRAY teenager sufferered a violent seizure that lasted over half an hour last Thursday night when she took 'Wild Cat,' a substance sold by head shops which produces what is termed a legal high.
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