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# Merchants Quay Ireland

This year
Merchants Quay says it will take time for drug users to 'trust' new supervised injection centre
Last year
'Absolute priority' to open Ireland's first supervised drug injection centre by next September
All time
'Devastating news': Planning permission given to supervised injection centre is deemed invalid
Lack of shower and toilet facilities exacerbating mental health issues for Dublin's rough sleepers
'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'
'A forward step': Former Assistant Garda Commissioner on Ireland's first supervised injecting facility
'This will save lives': Planning permission granted for Ireland's first injecting centre
'A dictatorship': Deputy Lord Mayor slams Simon Harris over comments on planning refusal for injection centre
'It’s terrifying rough sleeping. I stay up all night, lying in a doorway'
Planning permission refusal for Ireland's first injecting centre branded 'reprehensible'
Dublin City Council refuses planning permission for Ireland's first injecting centre
Gardaí refuse to provide policing plan needed for injecting centre until planning permission is granted
'I'd be dead, simple as that': Homeless people with mental health difficulties treated 'every day' at Merchants Quay
Dublin's first injecting centre delayed further as Merchants Quay needs more time to address planning concerns
The Explainer: Why haven't any supervised drug injection centres opened in Ireland?
'I owe this place my life': Inside Dublin's only charity offering free hot Sunday dinners to the homeless
'We've seen people die, people beaten up horrifically': This primary school doesn't want an injecting centre 300m from its front door
736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016
'We are seeing people who have a home, but they can’t afford the heating or the food to cook'
Planned supervised injection centre may not open in 2019, new Merchants Quay CEO says
Further delay for Dublin's injection centre as concerns raised on 'over-concentration' of services in area
'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'
Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis'
High uptake of sterile crack pipes in response to surge in use of drug in Dublin
Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre
Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use
'I used to have to wash myself in a bookies every morning because there would be needles all over the hostel'
Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers
"When I was 15 I found €3,500 worth of heroin on the ground... and that was it for me"
Skunk is becoming more and more of a problem in Ireland - it is not 'simply cannabis'
Has homelessness become acceptable?
Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report
Supervised 'injecting centres' could help drug addicts - report
My Christmas Day: ‘It’s just another day on the street for me’
Column: What it’s like to be homeless over Christmas
Ireland's drug problem continues to grow outside of Dublin