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#Merchants Quay Ireland

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

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

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

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

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'

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'

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

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

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

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

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?

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 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

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

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 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

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

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' 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 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

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

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

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'

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 This post contains images

Temple Bar tattoo parlour defends sprinkler system to deter rough sleepers

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"

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

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

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

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

Has homelessness become acceptable?

Merchants Quay Ireland has published its annual review.

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

Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report

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

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’

‘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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

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

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.

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

Ireland's drug problem continues to grow outside of Dublin

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