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What Can Ireland Learn From Portugal’s Drug Policy?

This week a delegation from the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality travelled to Portugal to learn about its drugs policy, and to assess the impact of the changes that were implemented over a decade ago.

The delegation also visited the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) which this week launched its 2015 report

The following politicians makeup the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality:

Niall Collins (FF)
Alan Farrell (FG)
Anne Ferris (LAB) [Vice-Chairman]
Seán Kenny (LAB)
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn (SF)
Gabrielle McFadden (FG)
Finian McGrath (IND)
Fergus O’Dowd (FG)
David Stanton (FG) [Chairman]

Ivana Bacik (LAB)
Martin Conway (FG)
Tony Mulcahy (FG)
Rónán Mullen (IND)
Denis O’Donovan (FF)
Katherine Zappone (IND)

However only four of the committee members travelled to Lisbon during the week to report...

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