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Minister: give young drug offenders a second chance

Quash criminal convictions of former drug dealers to break cycle of crime, suggests Catherine Byrne

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
7th January, 2018
Minister of State Catherine Byrne

Minister of State for Drugs Catherine Byrne has called for a ‘second chance’ for young people who become drug dealers.

She has set up a working group to report on the decriminalisation of possession of small amounts of drugs and the possible quashing of the criminal convictions of former drug offenders.

In an interview with The Sunday Business Post, Byrne said she believed people who got involved in the drugs trade at a...

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