Pubdate: Fri, 27 Nov 1998
Date: 11/27/1998
Source: Examiner, The (Ireland)
Author: Harry Bego

THE Mayor of Cork, Joe O'Flynn, said: "We must recognise that Cork
city has a serious problem with drugs. There isn't any school in Cork
where drugs are not freely available to schoolchildren."

So much for the result of decades of drug prohibition.

Anti-drug campaigners said: "There are no words to describe the amount
of human misery and suffering that heroin has caused in Dublin and if
there is anything that can be done to prevent that happening here then
it should be done."

But a more rational drug policy still isn't among the options to be
considered, is it?

Harry Bego,
Utrecht, The Netherlands