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# mqi - 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.

# mqi - Saturday 4 January, 2020

Council street crews called out hundreds of times to clean up discarded needles on Dublin streets

The city council recorded over 200 official calls from members of the public in relation to used drug paraphernalia in the last two years.

# mqi - Friday 3 January, 2020

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

The vast majority of submissions were against the facility.

# mqi - 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.

# mqi - 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.

# mqi - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Merchants Quay to appeal injecting centre refusal to An Bord Pleanála

DCC last month refused permission for the the injecting centre.

# mqi - Saturday 27 July, 2019

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

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

# mqi - Friday 26 July, 2019

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

The Council gave its decision yesterday.

# mqi - 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.

# mqi - 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.

# mqi - Sunday 31 March, 2019

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

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

# mqi - 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.

# mqi - 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.

# mqi - 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.

# mqi - 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.

# mqi - Saturday 29 September, 2018

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

TheJournal.ie spent a morning this week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to homeless people and drug users in Dublin.

# mqi - 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”

# mqi - 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.

# mqi - 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.

# mqi - 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.