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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Injecting Centres

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# decriminalisation
Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on drugs ahead of GE2020
We’ve asked the parties their stance on topics such as decriminalisation and how they would tackle drug-related crime.
Voices
Simon Harris: Injecting centres do not legitimise drug use - if we're serious about tackling addiction we must establish one
The Minister for Health says that the government must and will shoulder its responsibilities in this area.
# Injecting Centres
'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing
Local politicians have called for clarity on what gardai are supposed to do.
# Injecting Centres
A series of setbacks means Dublin probably won't be getting supervised injecting centres any time soon
The centres have been a part of government drug policy for a number of years.
# drug abuse
'A great day for drug policy in Ireland': Supervised injecting centres get go-ahead
The proposed bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas today.
# Addiction
'A place to rest, a place to chat - a safe harbour': Injecting centres get Cabinet approval
The first pilot centre is expected to be opened in Dublin in the autumn.
# supervised injecting centres
'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells'
An Oireachtas Health Committee is hearing submissions in relation to medically supervised injecting centres.
# misuse of drugs act
Banned: The government is about to make some benzos and other prescription drugs illegal
The Misuse of Drugs Bill 2016 passed through the Dáil yesterday.
# signs of withdrawal
Is the government giving up on medically supervised drug injecting centres?
A new Misuse of Drugs Bill brought to government this week contains no mention of the centres.
# Drugs
Those big plans for injection centres and decriminalisation could now be reversed
The warning has come from the outgoing Drugs Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.
# your questions
Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point'
The Ana Liffey Drug Project’s director dropped in to the newsroom for a chat this afternoon.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland introduce prescription heroin?
Senator John Crown has said that heroin could be given under clean, supervised circumstances to remove addicts from the streets and reduce criminality. Do you agree?