Our reporters have this week been asking party leaders whether they have tried recreational drugs.
It comes amid the ongoing drug-related feud in Drogheda, with gardaí this week saying they believe the killing of a 17-year-old teenager was linked to the feud.
Drugs-related feuds have also claimed a number of lives in Dublin in recent years.
Speaking in Co Wicklow today, Fianna Fáil's Micheál Martin said: "I didn't have the same access to it as young people today have, but certainly I never have used recreational drugs."
FF leader Micheál Martin says he's never taken recreational drugs, admits he probably didn't have "the same access as young people today have". pic.twitter.com/NfIzlRYVBb
— Niall Colbert (@NiallColbert1) January 17, 2020
Asked in Drogheda today if he had used recreational drugs, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar answered: "I answered that question about 10 years ago, and I answered it truthfully."
In an interview with Hot Press magazine in 2010, Mr Varadkar - then an opposition TD - admitted he smoked cannabis in college.
Asked if he had ever experimented with ecstasy or other illegal drugs, he responded: "Not since I've held elected office, anyway. I’ve been extremely law-abiding since I’ve been elected to politics."
When I asked the Taoiseach if he ever used recreational drugs. Said he answered it ‘truthfully’ about 10 years ago.
— Andrew Lowth (@AndrewLowth1) January 17, 2020
Main image: file photos of Micheál Martin and Leo Varadkar, RollingNews.ie