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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Injection 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.
# Merchants Quay Ireland
'This will save lives': Planning permission granted for Ireland's first injecting centre
The charity was refused planning permission by Dublin City Council in July.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you protest against a supervised injection centre in your area?
The first centre, planned for Dublin city, is still yet to open.
# 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.
# 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.
# Injection centres
Drug dealing happens in mental health facilities across the country, doctor says
Injection centres, medicinal cannabis and investment were on the agenda at the IMO’s annual conference.
# factcheck
FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?
In three parts, FactCheck referees an argument between a Minister of State and a Dublin City Councillor over supervised injection centres. Tonight – Part One.
# Injection centres
'It's not about NIMBY-ism, we just want a debate on injection centres'
Plans for a bill that will establish a pilot injecting room are at an advanced stage.
Ireland should stop wasting resources on arresting people caught with small amounts of drugs
Director of Help Not Harm, Graham de Barra, suggests we need a compassionate and evidence-based approach to drugs and addiction
# medically-supervised
Dublin will be getting its first drug injection centre within 18 months
There were 86 poisoning deaths in 2013 where heroin was involved.
Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea
Injection centres are not just services for addicts.They are services for every decent person who wants needles and users off the streets.
# street drugs
International experts back Irish drug injection centre plan
Such centres already exist in countries like Australia, Germany, Spain and Canada.
# Your Say
Poll: Should injection centres for drug addicts be opened in Ireland?
Dublin Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh would support their introduction on a pilot basis.
# Drugs
Dublin's new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts
Críona Ní Dhálaigh has backed an initiative that the government could legislate for in the coming months.