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#Tony Duffin

# tony-duffin - Monday 25 February, 2019

Majority of Irish people believe drug users should be dealt with by health services, not courts

Half of respondents disagreed that their loved ones should be prosecuted for drug use.

# tony-duffin - Friday 1 February, 2019

'We've been to too many funerals': Study shows one third of homeless deaths linked to drugs or alcohol

A new study looked at the deaths of over 200 homeless people in Dublin over five years.

# tony-duffin - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'A lot of questions about ketamine' - keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic's welfare tent

The Ana Liffey Drug Project made its debut at this year’s festival – and it proved to be a busy three days for the volunteers.

# tony-duffin - Friday 2 June, 2017

Calls for highly potent cannabis to be made Class A drug after man cuts off penis and stabs mother

“You just can’t imagine anything like that actually happening. The whole episode was just surreal.”

# tony-duffin - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Drug 100 times more potent than morphine being mixed with heroin and cocaine

Tony Duffin of Ana Liffey Drug Project says the trend is causing “great uncertainty and people are frightened”.

# tony-duffin - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'A great day for drug policy in Ireland': Supervised injecting centres get go-ahead

The proposed bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas today.

# tony-duffin - Friday 5 May, 2017

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs

New rules tighten the restrictions around the possession of benzodiazepines and ‘z-drugs’.

# tony-duffin - Saturday 24 December, 2016

It's planned the first supervised injecting facility will open in 2017. So how did we get here?

People have reasonable fears about such centres – but those fears can be addressed, writes the Ana Liffey Drug Project’s Tony Duffin.

# tony-duffin - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells'

An Oireachtas Health Committee is hearing submissions in relation to medically supervised injecting centres.

# tony-duffin - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Dublin's drug laneways: One year on, the alleys are still littered with needles

The city centre this afternoon: used needles, a crack pipe – and a syringe just yards from playing children.

# tony-duffin - Friday 29 May, 2015

HIV is on the rise in Dublin

There has been a spike in the number of cases among drug users.

# tony-duffin - Saturday 16 May, 2015

'Hugely worrying' upsurge in violence among Dublin rough-sleepers

A number of attacks on charity workers have made the headlines in recent weeks. A leading campaigner says it’s ‘very tense’.

# tony-duffin - Thursday 23 April, 2015

The new drugs minister describes his trip to Amsterdam as a young student

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he did what “most students” do.

# tony-duffin - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Is crystal meth on the rise? One Councillor says it's like Breaking Bad out there

As far back as 2012 Father Peter McVerry was warning that the drug was going to ravage areas in Ireland like it has done in the US.

# tony-duffin - Friday 20 January, 2012

Plans for new supervised drug injecting centre in Dublin

The Ana Liffey Drug Project also wants to develop a Naloxone programme and a crisis detox unit for drug users.

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