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.

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