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Drugs in public

Man injects himself in the groin on the Luas

A woman who witnessed the drug use said it ‘made her feel sick’.

PASSENGERS ON THE Luas line were horrified last week after seeing a man drop his trousers and inject himself.

It happened  on the Luas red line last Thursday at around 3pm.

A woman spoke on RTÉ’s Liveline today about the incident, saying she was “shocked” and that it made her “feel a bit sick”.

Cliona Coughlan said that she was on the Luas with her friend when:

This guy came along and we knew from the start he was kind of a drug addict.

She explained how the man “sat down beside this young guy” first, before getting up and sitting beside her friend and then “he just started injecting himself with heroin.”

He sat down and started preparing more of it and put it into tin foil and it was kind of a bit of a shock to see something like that happening on the Luas.

There were about 30 people on the Luas at the time.  Transdev, the Luas operators, said they haven’t received any reports about this incident.

On the safety section of the Luas website, passengers are advised to report incidents of anti social behaviour on board the trams and at the stops. The site also assures people that:

Luas is a safe, frequent, clean and reliable transport service which last year transported over 25.4 million people. Let’s all work together to keep it this way.

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