Tag: Ireland

24
Jul

Meet Declan Moore ’15 from SSDP Ireland

This post is part of a series highlighting our network outside of the United States. This work would not be possible without the support of the International Activities Fund. I’m delighted to share a blog post written by one of our most dedicated activists, Declan Moore ‘15. Declan won Outstanding Student Organiser 2019 and has been one of our most

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2
Feb

Introducing the Dublin Institute of Technology Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest chapter in Ireland: Dublin Institute of Technology! This brings us to four chapters in the city of Dublin and nine total in Ireland, the most of any country outside of the United States. I got in touch with chapter leader Ray Sherlock back in November 2017, but he has known about SSDP for much

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30
Jan

Introducing the University College Dublin Chapter

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest chapter in Ireland: University College Dublin SSDP! Chapter leader Ailish Brennan received news on Monday that the UCD Student Union voted to recognize SSDP as an official organization on campus. She is very excited to get started, and took the time to answer some questions for me about her new chapter: How did you

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16
Feb

Students in Ireland Support Medically Supervised Injection Centers

Cork Institute of Technology SSDP recently conducted a 732 participant survey that asked students on campus their opinions on alternative drug policies. Chapter leaders Martin Condon and Daniel Ciemiega present some of the findings of their survey.  The introduction of “Medically Supervised injection centers” (MSICs) for heroin and other intravenous drug users is on the cards for Ireland in 2016. This means

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23
Dec

We have no sense of the impossible

We just got big news, and wanted to share it with you right away: a long-time friend of SSDP would like to make a generous gift of $25,000 on December 31, but she doesn’t want to do it alone! So she has challenged you to join her by making a gift of $5, $10, $25, or more today and, when

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11
Dec

Remembering Ireland's First Drug Arrest

Written by Cork Institute of Technology SSDP chapter leader Martin Condon.    In April of 1964, Raifiu Ojikuto, a 26-year-old Nigerian medical student living at Pembroke Cottages, Ballsbridge was arrested for possession of Purple Hearts (amphetamine stimulant tablets), becoming the first person in Irish history to be arrested on drugs charges. He was found dead in his home by gardaí after he

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19
Sep

SSDP Welcomes the Cork Institute of Technology Chapter!

I’m thrilled to introduce our newest chapter to the SSDP family: Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) from Ireland! The number of established SSDP chapters in Ireland increases to four with the addition of CIT. I spoke with chapter leader Martin Condon about what his chapter has accomplished so far and what his plans are for the future: How did you hear

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28
Aug

Ireland to Host Marc Emery and Dr. Joao Goulao for Speaking Tour

Trinity College Dublin, National University of Ireland Galway, and University College Cork. Speaking on the tour will be Canadian cannabis activist Marc Emery and Portugese drug policy coordinator Dr. João Goulão. The events will be ticketed at a small fee and are open to anyone. They aim to provide a discussion on international drug policy for students, policy-makers, and professionals

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6
Aug

Read Why One Student Fights for Sensible Drug Policy

My name is Martin Condon. I am 24 years old, studying Chemical Engineering at CIT (Cork Institute of Technology – Ireland), and raising two children. Recently I was jailed for personal possession of herbal cannabis and this has caused serious distress for me and my relatively young family. Over the course of this year I have come to the realization

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22
May

SSDP Welcomes the Athlone Institute of Technology (Ireland) chapter!

We have a brand new chapter in Ireland! Pierce Fox, founder and leader of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) SSDP, shares his thoughts on his chapter’s history and vision moving forward: Pierce: SSDP is the 3rd chapter to begin in Ireland after University College Cork (UCC) and National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). I first came across SSDP during a debate

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