Seanad Debate – Misuse of Drugs Act (Amendment) Bill 2016

On Wednesday 29th June, the Seanad had debated the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016. Amendments were proposed by Senators Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Lynn Ruane so that drug users would not be criminalised for possessing the drugs covered by the Bill. As you will see, the amendments were not accepted, but commitments were given by Minister Catherine Byrne to address the issues raised by them in a further Bill in the Autumn.

The minutes can be read here. 

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