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# mqi - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Sharp increase for drug and alcohol support services in Midlands - Merchants Quay Ireland
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Sharp increase for drug and alcohol support services in Midlands - Merchants Quay Ireland

Oct 21st 2021, 9:06 AM 7,491 Views 9 Comments

Almost 10,000 people accessed MQI’s services last year with almost 50,000 meals given to homeless people on a take-away basis.

# mqi - 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 36,547 Views 45 Comments

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

# mqi - 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 14,002 Views 22 Comments

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
# Drugs Crisis
# Drugs Crisis

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

Jan 4th 2020, 6:00 PM 17,027 Views 33 Comments

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
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

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

Jan 3rd 2020, 7:28 PM 14,346 Views 47 Comments

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
# 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 35,635 Views 81 Comments

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'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

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

Oct 24th 2019, 6:05 AM 14,783 Views 17 Comments

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
# Injecting Centre
# Injecting Centre

Merchants Quay to appeal injecting centre refusal to An Bord Pleanála

Aug 8th 2019, 12:17 PM 9,560 Views 32 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Jul 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 11,425 Views 21 Comments

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
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

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

Jul 26th 2019, 7:30 AM 21,928 Views 122 Comments

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
# 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 10,098 Views 33 Comments

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
# 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 9,523 Views 43 Comments

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
# 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 20,415 Views 20 Comments

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
# 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 43,120 Views 39 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Mar 8th 2019, 7:49 AM 10,440 Views 49 Comments

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
# 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 20,029 Views 38 Comments

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
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

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

Dec 15th 2018, 8:05 AM 16,602 Views 35 Comments

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'
# 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 22,728 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.

# mqi - 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 16,952 Views 49 Comments

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'
# 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 14,474 Views 20 Comments

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"
# 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 41,879 Views 57 Comments

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
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report

Sep 6th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,099 Views 40 Comments

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