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Sunday 10 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# supervised injecting

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Just two people wrote to city planners saying they were in favour of the new supervised injecting facility
The vast majority of submissions were against the facility.
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.
'A dictatorship': Deputy Lord Mayor slams Simon Harris over comments on planning refusal for injection centre
The Health Minister said he was delighted that Merchants Quay Ireland was appealing the council’s decision.
Further delay for Dublin's injection centre as concerns raised on 'over-concentration' of services in area
A note from city council planners said a detailed policing plan was also required for the site at Merchants Quay.
We have a location for the first supervised drug injecting room - what happens next?
The new centre will be operated by Merchants Quay Ireland on Dublin’s south quays.
'Truly it will save lives': Dublin supervised injecting centre to be operated by Merchants Quay
The organisation already provides a drop-in service, Night Cafe and other supports for people who are homeless.
'Previously they'd have driven off on their lunch break and used in the car. If they overdosed they would have died'
A Dublin drug project worker on her recent visit to Vancouver’s injecting centre: “Almost everyone said to me they’d be dead without the place.”
'An example of how bad it can get': We counted 13 syringes down this tiny Dublin alleyway
The site shows that public injecting is still a major problem, a drug service worker said.
'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin
What’s the day-to-day experience like for people injecting drugs in the city?
Debate Room: Where should the first drug injecting centre be located?
Does the first supervised injecting centre need to be in the city centre? Some business owners say no.
How would a Dublin drug injecting room operate? We spoke to the boss of the Sydney centre
Sydney doctor Marianne Jauncey was taken aback by the level of open injecting in Dublin this week.