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Drugs Minister admits 'crack cocaine use on rise and communities live in fear' as she agrees to meet Dublin GAA club ravaged by 'epidemic

"Drugs Minister Catherine Byrne has admitted that crack cocaine use is on the rise and said communities "are living in fear due to the violence associated with the illegal drugs market".

The minister is seeking a meeting with members of Setanta GAA club in Ballymun , who last week told how a crack epidemic is threatening an entire generation of young people in the area.