Survey: Almost 20% of Irish schoolchildren have taken cannabis
Irish schoolchildren are among the highest cocaine and cannabis users in the EU, according to a survey of 30 countries.
The survey reports that 3% of Irish 15 and 16 year olds have tried cocaine while almost one in five has taken cannabis.
Another 2% has tried ecstasy.
Irish under 35s are the third highest cocaine abusers behind Spain and the UK.