Ireland rushes through new law after inadvertently legalising ecstasy

March 10, 2015 8:42 PM

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DUBLIN, March 10 (Reuters) - Ireland was rushing emergency legislation through parliament on Tuesday to make the possession of several drugs including ecstasy illegal after a court ruled that the law controlling their use was unconstitutional.

Ireland's Court of Appeal struck down part of a near 40-year old law on Tuesday, which according to Ireland's Department of Health meant possession of drugs such as ecstasy and benzodiazepines immediately ceased to be an offence.

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