An awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of spiking drinks is to be launched before the end of the year by the Union of Students in Ireland and the Department of Higher Education.
It follows reports in the UK and in Ireland of drinks being spiked on nights-out.
A new spiking awareness campaign is set to be launched by the Dept of Higher Education in conjunction with The Union of Students of Ireland.
Simon Harris says needle spiking “is beginning to take hold” in Ireland and is a major concern for many.
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There were also allegations of needles being used to inject women and girls while out socialising.
"It's very much beginning to take hold in Ireland," said Higher Education Minister Simon Harris.
"I'll also be talking to my colleague the Minister for Justice about this in the next couple of days. From my point of view, and the view of the Union of Students in Ireland - I know we're very eager to run a joint awareness campaign for students."