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

Nov 5th 2020, 6:45 AM 32,701 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Jan 3rd 2020, 7:28 PM 14,343 Views 48 Comments

The vast majority of submissions were against the facility.

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

Oct 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 28,570 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Oct 24th 2019, 6:05 AM 14,755 Views 17 Comments

Merchants Quay Ireland is launching its 2018 annual report today.

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

Jul 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 11,422 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Jul 26th 2019, 7:30 AM 21,924 Views 122 Comments

The Council gave its decision yesterday.

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

Jul 4th 2019, 6:31 AM 10,088 Views 33 Comments

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

'I'd be dead, simple as that': Homeless people with mental health difficulties treated 'every day' at Merchants Quay
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'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 9,969 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.

'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless
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'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 20,380 Views 20 Comments

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

'We've seen people die, people beaten up horrifically': This primary school doesn't want an injecting centre 300m from its front door
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'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 43,070 Views 39 Comments

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

'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook'
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'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 20,024 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Dec 15th 2018, 8:05 AM 16,594 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Nov 15th 2018, 5:21 PM 23,669 Views 66 Comments

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

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

Sep 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,683 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.

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

Sep 14th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,895 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Sep 9th 2018, 10:59 AM 27,270 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Mar 10th 2018, 10:00 PM 31,515 Views 69 Comments

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

'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': Confusion remains over injection centre policing
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'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 23,545 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Sep 26th 2017, 6:55 AM 11,248 Views 47 Comments

Steroid addiction is on the rise in Ireland.

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

Jul 25th 2017, 6:15 AM 8,473 Views 19 Comments

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

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

Dec 22nd 2016, 2:49 PM 50,481 Views 54 Comments

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

At least 168 people were sleeping rough in Dublin last night
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At least 168 people were sleeping rough in Dublin last night

Sep 20th 2016, 11:06 AM 14,786 Views 89 Comments

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

"When I was 15 I found €3,500 worth of heroin on the ground... and that was it for me"
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"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 41,760 Views 57 Comments

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

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

Nov 7th 2015, 9:00 PM 28,219 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
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Progressive laws and the Dark Web are changing the lives of Irish drug users

Nov 7th 2015, 7:00 AM 15,669 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 15th 2015, 4:55 PM 26,347 Views 61 Comments

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

Missing Cork teenager found safe and well
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Missing Cork teenager found safe and well

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

He had been missing since Wednesday.

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

Dublin homeless centre closes after attacks on staff
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Dublin homeless centre closes after attacks on staff

May 1st 2015, 6:11 AM 31,371 Views 59 Comments

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

There was a queue of people waiting to use Dublin's new homeless café when it opened last night
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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 30,887 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.

Night cafe for homeless people opens in Dublin city centre
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Night cafe for homeless people opens in Dublin city centre

Jan 21st 2015, 10:18 AM 25,489 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Dec 2nd 2014, 10:12 AM 8,248 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Apr 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 10,948 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Dec 25th 2012, 7:30 PM 96 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.

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

Nov 21st 2012, 6:30 AM 4,440 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Oct 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 98 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’.

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

Sep 14th 2012, 7:00 AM 3,646 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.

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