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#Merchants Quay

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 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?

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Steroid abuse: Simon Harris wants gym owners to help combat problem Health Minister

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

Steroid addiction is on the rise in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for a heroin 'overdose antidote' to be made more available to addicts' families Drugs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Fr Peter McVerry calls for immediate closure of Merchants Quay Night Cafe Homeless Beds

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

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

From TheJournal.ie At least 168 people were sleeping rough in Dublin last night Simon Community

At least 168 people were sleeping rough in Dublin last night

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Progressive laws and the Dark Web are changing the lives of Irish drug users Drugs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man in serious condition after being hit by truck on Merchants Quay Dublin

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

The road is currently closed.

From TheJournal.ie Life-saving drugs can now be given by trained members of the public EpiPens

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Missing Cork teenager found safe and well Cork

Missing Cork teenager found safe and well

He had been missing since Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Inside the Night Cafe: 'People are just so relieved to be indoors for the night' Column

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Dublin homeless centre closes after attacks on staff Merchants Quay

Dublin homeless centre closes after attacks on staff

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Night cafe for homeless people opens in Dublin city centre Merchants Quay

Night cafe for homeless people opens in Dublin city centre

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Drug that reverses heroin overdoses should be made more available' Drugs

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has 9,615 methadone users but care plans needed to get them drug-free Drug Users

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

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

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

Taoiseach to open new homeless and drugs centre as demand soars

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘Your hope goes, and that’s that’ – a homeless drug user’s story Read Me

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Increased demand for Merchant's Quay Ireland homeless services Homeless

Increased demand for Merchant's Quay Ireland homeless services

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

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 Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix Addiction

Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix

The head of a service for drug users and the homeless in Ireland has said that some addicts are being driven to drinking hand sanitiser in an effort to get a fix of alcohol.

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