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#Merchants Quay Ireland

From TheJournal.ie 'A forward step': Former Assistant Garda Commissioner on Ireland's first supervised injecting facility SAFE INJECTING

'A forward step': Former Assistant Garda Commissioner on Ireland's first supervised injecting facility

Merchants Quay Ireland’s facility is due to open in 2021.

From TheJournal.ie 'This will save lives': Planning permission granted for Ireland's first injecting centre 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.

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

'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.

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

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

Merchants Quay Ireland is launching its 2018 annual report today.

From TheJournal.ie Planning permission refusal for Ireland's first injecting centre branded 'reprehensible' Injecting Centre

Planning permission refusal for Ireland's first injecting centre branded 'reprehensible'

Merchants Quay Ireland has appealed against the decision by Dublin City Council.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council refuses planning permission for Ireland's first injecting centre Merchants Quay

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

The Council gave its decision yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí refuse to provide policing plan needed for injecting centre until planning permission is granted Injecting Centre

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's first injecting centre delayed further as Merchants Quay needs more time to address planning concerns Extension

Dublin's first injecting centre delayed further as Merchants Quay needs more time to address planning concerns

The centre aims to provide a safe, clean environment for people to inject drugs.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why haven't any supervised drug injection centres opened in Ireland? Podcast

The Explainer: Why haven't any supervised drug injection centres opened in Ireland?

A pilot scheme is due to open in Dublin city centre, but the process is stuck in planning permission limbo.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie '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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016 Drugs

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Of the total number, 549 were male and 187 were female.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Planned supervised injection centre may not open in 2019, new Merchants Quay CEO says Merchants Quay

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Further delay for Dublin's injection centre as concerns raised on 'over-concentration' of services in area Drug Injecting

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis' Merchants Quay

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

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

From TheJournal.ie High uptake of sterile crack pipes in response to surge in use of drug in Dublin Crack

High uptake of sterile crack pipes in response to surge in use of drug in Dublin

There has been an increase in use of the drug since the start of last year.

From TheJournal.ie Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre Crack Cocaine

Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre

Dealers began offering smaller, cheaper bags of the drug from last summer.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use Drug Treatment

Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use

There has also been an increase in the number of people who are homeless seeking treatment.

From TheJournal.ie 'I used to have to wash myself in a bookies every morning because there would be needles all over the hostel' Homeless Hostels

'I used to have to wash myself in a bookies every morning because there would be needles all over the hostel'

Merchant’s Quay Ireland is launching its annual review for 2016 today.

From TheJournal.ie Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers Dublin Ink This post contains images

Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers

The business said its intention was not to cause harm to anyone.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Skunk is becoming more and more of a problem in Ireland  - it is not 'simply cannabis' THC

Skunk is becoming more and more of a problem in Ireland - it is not 'simply cannabis'

Immediate action is needed to tackle the issue, drug campaigners say.

From TheJournal.ie Has homelessness become acceptable? Priority

Has homelessness become acceptable?

Merchants Quay Ireland has published its annual review.

From TheJournal.ie Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report Homelessness

Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report

Merchants Quay Ireland’s annual report also shows that there were 558 new users to their Dublin needle exchange service.

From TheJournal.ie Supervised 'injecting centres' could help drug addicts - report Drugs

Supervised 'injecting centres' could help drug addicts - report

Merchants Quay Ireland has called for new approaches to respond to intravenous drug users in Dublin city centre for the benefit of drug users and the wider community.

From TheJournal.ie My Christmas Day: ‘It’s just another day on the street for me’ Read Me

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

From TheJournal.ie Column: What it’s like to be homeless over Christmas Read Me

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's drug problem continues to grow outside of Dublin Vulnerable

Ireland's drug problem continues to grow outside of Dublin

Merchants Quay Ireland, a charity working with homeless people and drug users, say there has been a big jump in demand for their services.