Business body hails legal move on street drug dealing

Business body hails legal move on street drug dealing
Richard Guiney: 'It does instill a degree of fear'.

The Dublin City Business Improvement District has welcomed the drafting of legislation designed to combat the sale of prescription drugs on the streets of the capital.

The Dublin City Business Improvement District (BID) has welcomed the drafting of new legislation designed to combat the sale of prescription drugs on the streets of the capital.

Last week, Róisín Shortall, the Minister of State at the Department of Health, approved the new legislation, as well as amendments to the misuse of drugs regulations.

Under the legislation, it will be an offence to have tranquillisers without a prescription, and it will soon...

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