A new awareness campaign warning against doping is expected to be launched after the appearance of a “worrying phenomenon” with reports that women are drugged by people using needles.
Higher and Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said he had agreed to start an awareness campaign with the Students’ Union of Ireland warning of the risk of doping of women and others with drugs in bars and nightclubs in Ireland.
He said this was a “major concern” and that he had recently met with the ICU to hear about the reports and their concerns.
Women in Ireland have reportedly said they were doped by the use of a needle during their outings.
Numerous cases have also been reported to women in the UK.
Minister Harris took note of these reports and said it was a “phenomenon of concern” and said the problem “is now starting to take hold here” and that there are “increasing reports and very worrying “.
He said he would raise the issue in the coming days with Justice Minister Helen McEntee, and that he was very keen to set up an awareness campaign for students in the coming weeks.
ICU President Clare Austick tweeted: âI look forward to moving work forward in this area to ensure we create a culture of zero tolerance for doping and provide support and care to people. affected!