In recent years, the number of people taking illicit drugs
in Ireland has steadily increased. According to data from the most recent Drugs Ireland publication
, however, the substances consumed have not changed much. The following infographic shows that cannabis is the most common illicit drug consumed by Irish students with 19 percent of 15 to 16-year old students saying they have tried it. It is followed by inhalants with 10 percent of students saying they have ever tried it with other illicit drugs following with 8 percent.