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#Merchants Quay

# merchants-quay - Thursday 5 November, 2020

'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'

Nov 5th 2020, 6:45 AM 32,722 Views 13 Comments

Over 11,600 people who are homeless or in addiction were helped by Merchants Quay Ireland in 2019.

# merchants-quay - Friday 3 January, 2020

Just two people wrote to city planners saying they were in favour of the new supervised injecting facility
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

Just two people wrote to city planners saying they were in favour of the new supervised injecting facility

Jan 3rd 2020, 7:28 PM 14,345 Views 47 Comments

The vast majority of submissions were against the facility.

# merchants-quay - Monday 28 October, 2019

'A dictatorship': Deputy Lord Mayor slams Simon Harris over comments on planning refusal for injection centre
# Supervised Injecting
# Supervised Injecting

'A dictatorship': Deputy Lord Mayor slams Simon Harris over comments on planning refusal for injection centre

Oct 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 28,574 Views 56 Comments

The Health Minister said he was delighted that Merchants Quay Ireland was appealing the council’s decision.

# merchants-quay - Thursday 24 October, 2019

'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway'

Oct 24th 2019, 6:05 AM 14,767 Views 17 Comments

Merchants Quay Ireland is launching its 2018 annual report today.

# merchants-quay - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Former drugs minister says injecting centre plan has 'been allowed to die' by government
# Addiction
# Addiction

Former drugs minister says injecting centre plan has 'been allowed to die' by government

Jul 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 11,425 Views 21 Comments

Dublin City Council has refused planning permission for an injecting facility.

# merchants-quay - Friday 26 July, 2019

Dublin City Council refuses planning permission for Ireland's first injecting centre
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

Dublin City Council refuses planning permission for Ireland's first injecting centre

Jul 26th 2019, 7:30 AM 21,927 Views 122 Comments

The Council gave its decision yesterday.

# merchants-quay - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Gardaí refuse to provide policing plan needed for injecting centre until planning permission is granted
# Injecting Centre
# Injecting Centre

Gardaí refuse to provide policing plan needed for injecting centre until planning permission is granted

Jul 4th 2019, 6:31 AM 10,092 Views 33 Comments

Merchants Quay Ireland applied to Dublin City Council for planning permission for the centre last year.

# merchants-quay - Friday 14 June, 2019

'I'd be dead, simple as that': Homeless people with mental health difficulties treated 'every day' at Merchants Quay
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

'I'd be dead, simple as that': Homeless people with mental health difficulties treated 'every day' at Merchants Quay

Jun 14th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,975 Views 15 Comments

Merchants Quay said the research shows that homelessness can have a profound and long-lasting effect on a person’s mental health.

# merchants-quay - Sunday 31 March, 2019

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless

Mar 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 20,391 Views 20 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a morning last week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland’s Sunday service.

# merchants-quay - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'We've seen people die, people beaten up horrifically': This primary school doesn't want an injecting centre 300m from its front door
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'We've seen people die, people beaten up horrifically': This primary school doesn't want an injecting centre 300m from its front door

Mar 16th 2019, 10:00 PM 43,099 Views 39 Comments

A plan to open a medically supervised injecting facility has been met with fierce local opposition.

# merchants-quay - Thursday 7 March, 2019

'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook'
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook'

Mar 7th 2019, 8:46 AM 20,026 Views 38 Comments

Merchants Quay Ireland has issued an urgent appeal for funding for its Sunday dinner service.

# merchants-quay - Saturday 15 December, 2018

Planned supervised injection centre may not open in 2019, new Merchants Quay CEO says
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

Planned supervised injection centre may not open in 2019, new Merchants Quay CEO says

Dec 15th 2018, 8:05 AM 16,598 Views 35 Comments

A total of 99 objections were lodged against Merchant Quay Ireland’s plans for the centre.

# merchants-quay - Thursday 15 November, 2018

Temple Bar pubs and U2 hotel among 99 objections to State's first supervised injecting centre
# Riverbank Building
# Riverbank Building

Temple Bar pubs and U2 hotel among 99 objections to State's first supervised injecting centre

Nov 15th 2018, 5:21 PM 23,766 Views 66 Comments

The centre would cater for 60 heroin and cocaine addicts every day.

# merchants-quay - Saturday 29 September, 2018

'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'

Sep 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,712 Views 22 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a morning this week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to homeless people and drug users in Dublin.

# merchants-quay - Friday 14 September, 2018

Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis'
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis'

Sep 14th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,926 Views 49 Comments

Merchants Quay chief: “It’s an understatement at this point to say we have a homelessness crisis”

# merchants-quay - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Man stabbed on O'Donovan Rossa Bridge in Dublin city centre
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

Man stabbed on O'Donovan Rossa Bridge in Dublin city centre

Sep 9th 2018, 10:59 AM 27,277 Views 23 Comments

Officers said that a 29-year-old man was injured at around 11.45pm.

# merchants-quay - Saturday 10 March, 2018

We have a location for the first supervised drug injecting room - what happens next?

We have a location for the first supervised drug injecting room - what happens next?

Mar 10th 2018, 10:00 PM 31,536 Views 66 Comments

The new centre will be operated by Merchants Quay Ireland on Dublin’s south quays.

# merchants-quay - Monday 5 March, 2018

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing
# Injecting Centres
# Injecting Centres

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing

Mar 5th 2018, 12:05 AM 23,554 Views 31 Comments

Local politicians have called for clarity on what gardai are supposed to do.

# merchants-quay - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Steroid abuse: Simon Harris wants gym owners to help combat problem
# Health Minister
# Health Minister

Steroid abuse: Simon Harris wants gym owners to help combat problem

Sep 26th 2017, 6:55 AM 11,256 Views 47 Comments

Steroid addiction is on the rise in Ireland.

# merchants-quay - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Calls for a heroin 'overdose antidote' to be made more available to addicts' families
# Drugs
# Drugs

Calls for a heroin 'overdose antidote' to be made more available to addicts' families

Jul 25th 2017, 6:15 AM 8,476 Views 19 Comments

Naloxone may have saved 98 lives in Northern Ireland over five years.

# merchants-quay - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Fr Peter McVerry calls for immediate closure of Merchants Quay Night Cafe
# Homeless Beds
# Homeless Beds

Fr Peter McVerry calls for immediate closure of Merchants Quay Night Cafe

Dec 22nd 2016, 2:49 PM 50,499 Views 54 Comments

The homelessness campaigner has hit out at the quality of beds on offer, and called some hostels “a disgrace”.

# merchants-quay - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

At least 168 people were sleeping rough in Dublin last night
# Simon Community
# Simon Community

At least 168 people were sleeping rough in Dublin last night

Sep 20th 2016, 11:06 AM 14,799 Views 89 Comments

The number of rough sleepers in the capital has reached a record high.

# merchants-quay - Sunday 14 August, 2016

"When I was 15 I found €3,500 worth of heroin on the ground... and that was it for me"
# Art Therapy
# Art Therapy

"When I was 15 I found €3,500 worth of heroin on the ground... and that was it for me"

Aug 14th 2016, 9:15 AM 41,824 Views 58 Comments

We spent an afternoon at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to drug users in Dublin.

# merchants-quay - Saturday 7 November, 2015

"There are people dying injecting themselves. I had to get the injection that brings you back to life"
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

"There are people dying injecting themselves. I had to get the injection that brings you back to life"

Nov 7th 2015, 9:00 PM 28,233 Views 101 Comments

At the Merchants Quay Night Café, staff and clients talk about injection centres

Progressive laws and the Dark Web are changing the lives of Irish drug users
# Drugs
# Drugs

Progressive laws and the Dark Web are changing the lives of Irish drug users

Nov 7th 2015, 7:00 AM 15,684 Views 16 Comments

A government report recommended the decriminalisation of small amounts of cannabis, cocaine and heroin earlier this week.

# merchants-quay - Friday 23 October, 2015

Man in serious condition after being hit by truck on Merchants Quay
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man in serious condition after being hit by truck on Merchants Quay

Oct 23rd 2015, 8:45 AM 26,098 Views 16 Comments

The road is currently closed.

# merchants-quay - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Life-saving drugs can now be given by trained members of the public
# EpiPens
# EpiPens

Life-saving drugs can now be given by trained members of the public

Oct 15th 2015, 4:55 PM 26,493 Views 62 Comments

The death of Emma Sloan from an allergic reaction gave a huge impetus to the campaign.

# merchants-quay - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Missing Cork teenager found safe and well
# Cork
# Cork

Missing Cork teenager found safe and well

Oct 10th 2015, 4:15 PM 23,023 Views 12 Comments

He had been missing since Wednesday.

# merchants-quay - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Inside the Night Cafe: 'People are just so relieved to be indoors for the night'
# Column
# Column

Inside the Night Cafe: 'People are just so relieved to be indoors for the night'

May 31st 2015, 12:00 PM 124 Views 28 Comments

Some of the people using the emergency service to avoid sleeping on the streets are strikingly young, writes Mark Kennedy.

# merchants-quay - Friday 1 May, 2015

Dublin homeless centre closes after attacks on staff
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

Dublin homeless centre closes after attacks on staff

May 1st 2015, 6:11 AM 31,392 Views 59 Comments

Merchants Quay has temporarily suspended its day services, and will reopen shortly.

# merchants-quay - Thursday 22 January, 2015

There was a queue of people waiting to use Dublin's new homeless café when it opened last night
# Homeless
# Homeless

There was a queue of people waiting to use Dublin's new homeless café when it opened last night

Jan 22nd 2015, 7:55 AM 30,891 Views 42 Comments

Merchant’s Quay runs a new night café, and its opening is due to the 20-point plan drafted up after Jonathan Corrie’s death.

# merchants-quay - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Night cafe for homeless people opens in Dublin city centre
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

Night cafe for homeless people opens in Dublin city centre

Jan 21st 2015, 10:18 AM 25,505 Views 35 Comments

It will provide a light meal, tea/coffee, showers and clothing as well as information and advice.

# merchants-quay - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

'Drug that reverses heroin overdoses should be made more available'
# Drugs
# Drugs

'Drug that reverses heroin overdoses should be made more available'

Dec 2nd 2014, 10:12 AM 8,255 Views 49 Comments

Merchants Quay says one person dies of an overdose every day in Ireland.

# merchants-quay - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Ireland has 9,615 methadone users but care plans needed to get them drug-free
# Drug Users
# Drug Users

Ireland has 9,615 methadone users but care plans needed to get them drug-free

Apr 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 10,962 Views 56 Comments

The HSE said that 500 people were on methadone for more than 10 years.

# merchants-quay - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

My Christmas Day: ‘It’s just another day on the street for me’
# Read Me
# Read Me

My Christmas Day: ‘It’s just another day on the street for me’

Dec 25th 2012, 7:30 PM 97 Views 84 Comments

‘Mike’ has no home to go to this Christmas. He describes what life is like on the streets – and how common death is.

# merchants-quay - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Taoiseach to open new homeless and drugs centre as demand soars
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

Taoiseach to open new homeless and drugs centre as demand soars

Nov 21st 2012, 6:30 AM 4,444 Views 23 Comments

The new Merchants Quay will be formally opened today, as staff confirm significant increase in demand.

# merchants-quay - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Column: ‘Your hope goes, and that’s that’ – a homeless drug user’s story
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘Your hope goes, and that’s that’ – a homeless drug user’s story

Oct 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 102 Views 38 Comments

Homeless person John speaks to TheJournal.ie about the struggle to get clean, changes in drug use, and being branded a ‘stupid junkie’.

# merchants-quay - Friday 14 September, 2012

Increased demand for Merchant's Quay Ireland homeless services
# Homeless
# Homeless

Increased demand for Merchant's Quay Ireland homeless services

Sep 14th 2012, 7:00 AM 3,647 Views 9 Comments

It has also seen its drugs services “stretched to capacity” as the recession impacts on people’s lives in Ireland, said its CEO.

# merchants-quay - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Column: What it’s like to be homeless over Christmas
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: What it’s like to be homeless over Christmas

Dec 25th 2011, 1:00 PM 47 Views 20 Comments

Kenneth spent last Christmas without a home. He describes what it’s like on the streets, and his plans for the future.

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