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The Daily Poll

Poll: Should injection centres for drug addicts be opened in Ireland?

Dublin Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh would support their introduction on a pilot basis.

DUBLIN’S NEW LORD Mayor has joined calls for the introduction of supervised injection centres.

The plan have been pitched before by groups working with drug addicts in the capital, and also the Minister for Drugs Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

These centres have already opened in other cities, with advocates seeing it as a chance for drug users to safely inject under medical supervision and with clean equipment, while also providing an extra opportunity for intervention. However, others believe the centres may simply encourage drug use.

We want to know what you think: Should supervised injection centres for drug addicts be opened in Ireland?

Poll Results:

Yes (4874)
No (2093)
I don't know (513)

Watch: Dublin’s new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts >

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