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# merchants-quay-ireland - Friday 2 April, 2021

Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers
# Covid19
# Covid19

Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers

Apr 2nd 2021, 12:05 AM 36,353 Views 45 Comments

Dublin’s rough sleepers have been relying on the two public toilets locations in the city centre.

# merchants-quay-ireland - Thursday 5 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 5th 2020, 6:45 AM 32,676 Views 13 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Sunday 2 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 2nd 2020, 7:30 AM 13,968 Views 22 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

'This will save lives': Planning permission granted for Ireland's first injecting centre
# Merchants Quay Ireland
# Merchants Quay Ireland

'This will save lives': Planning permission granted for Ireland's first injecting centre

Dec 24th 2019, 1:20 PM 35,558 Views 81 Comments

The charity was refused planning permission by Dublin City Council in July.

# merchants-quay-ireland - Monday 28 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 28,544 Views 56 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Thursday 24 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 24th 2019, 6:05 AM 14,749 Views 17 Comments

Merchants Quay Ireland is launching its 2018 annual report today.

# merchants-quay-ireland - Monday 26 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 26th 2019, 5:18 PM 19,755 Views 95 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Friday 26 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 26th 2019, 7:30 AM 21,922 Views 122 Comments

The Council gave its decision yesterday.

# merchants-quay-ireland - Thursday 4 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 4th 2019, 6:31 AM 10,083 Views 33 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Friday 14 June, 2019

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

'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 9,967 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.

# merchants-quay-ireland - Thursday 9 May, 2019

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

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

May 9th 2019, 12:27 PM 9,519 Views 43 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 9,420 Views 25 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Sunday 31 March, 2019

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

'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 20,372 Views 20 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'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
# 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

Mar 16th 2019, 10:00 PM 42,983 Views 39 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Friday 8 March, 2019

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016
# Drugs
# Drugs

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Mar 8th 2019, 7:49 AM 10,414 Views 49 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Thursday 7 March, 2019

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

'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 20,021 Views 38 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Saturday 15 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 15th 2018, 8:05 AM 16,584 Views 35 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

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

Further delay for Dublin's injection centre as concerns raised on 'over-concentration' of services in area

Dec 4th 2018, 6:50 PM 11,178 Views 19 Comments

A note from city council planners said a detailed policing plan was also required for the site at Merchants Quay.

# merchants-quay-ireland - Saturday 29 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,673 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.

# merchants-quay-ireland - Friday 14 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 14th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,891 Views 49 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Sunday 22 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 22nd 2018, 6:05 AM 22,367 Views 41 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Monday 4 June, 2018

Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre
# Crack Cocaine
# Crack Cocaine

Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre

Jun 4th 2018, 12:05 AM 44,275 Views 51 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

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

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

May 29th 2018, 5:03 PM 19,034 Views 96 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Friday 8 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 14,439 Views 20 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers
# Dublin Ink
# Dublin Ink

Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers

Dec 8th 2016, 2:09 PM 36,631 Views 42 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Sunday 14 August, 2016

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

"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 41,731 Views 57 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Thursday 5 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 5th 2015, 3:15 PM 48,986 Views 161 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Friday 12 September, 2014

Has homelessness become acceptable?
# Priority
# Priority

Has homelessness become acceptable?

Sep 12th 2014, 11:02 AM 7,016 Views 32 Comments

Merchants Quay Ireland has published its annual review.

# merchants-quay-ireland - Friday 6 September, 2013

Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report

Sep 6th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,092 Views 40 Comments

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

# merchants-quay-ireland - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Supervised 'injecting centres' could help drug addicts - report
# Drugs
# Drugs

Supervised 'injecting centres' could help drug addicts - report

May 28th 2013, 6:45 AM 8,643 Views 66 Comments

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.

# merchants-quay-ireland - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

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

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.

# merchants-quay-ireland - Friday 14 September, 2012

# merchants-quay-ireland - Sunday 25 December, 2011

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

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

Dec 25th 2011, 1:00 PM 41 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.

# merchants-quay-ireland - Friday 30 September, 2011

Ireland's drug problem continues to grow outside of Dublin
# Vulnerable
# Vulnerable

Ireland's drug problem continues to grow outside of Dublin

Sep 30th 2011, 7:15 AM 2,134 Views 19 Comments

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