The Health Minister says the State needs to "have faith" in Irish people to respect the law, as nightclubs' opening hours are set to extend.

Under reforms approved last week, late night venues will be permitted to stay open until 6am and stop selling alcohol at 5am.

Minister Stephen Donnelly doesn't believe the longer nights will lead to an increase in the use of stimulant drugs, such as ecstacy and cocaine.

Junior Minister Frank Feighan, who oversees the National Drug Strategy, agrees...

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