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# tony-duffin - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Deaths of two people sleeping rough in tents in Phoenix Park over Christmas confirmed
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Deaths of two people sleeping rough in tents in Phoenix Park over Christmas confirmed

Jan 5th 2021, 3:52 PM 52,933 Views 52 Comments

According to figures from the DRHE, there were at least 50 deaths among people who accessed homeless services in Dublin across last year.

# tony-duffin - Saturday 25 April, 2020

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears
# Drugs
# Drugs

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears

Apr 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,582 Views 36 Comments

Drug users are at an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 – many suffer from underlying health conditions and don’t have a safe place to self-isolate if needed.

# tony-duffin - Saturday 7 September, 2019

I felt intense pressure before I did my TEDx talk - but I'm very glad I did it. Here's what I learned
# Opinion
# Opinion

I felt intense pressure before I did my TEDx talk - but I'm very glad I did it. Here's what I learned

Sep 7th 2019, 9:30 AM 19,210 Views 8 Comments

I delivered my talk with my legs shaking – but I managed it in one take, writes Tony Duffin.

# tony-duffin - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'It does not make sense': Concerns over reports that Government will continue to criminalise drug use
# National Drugs Strategy
# National Drugs Strategy

'It does not make sense': Concerns over reports that Government will continue to criminalise drug use

Mar 27th 2019, 12:18 PM 10,757 Views 35 Comments

A working group on drug possession is expected to report to the Government in coming weeks.

# tony-duffin - Monday 25 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 25th 2019, 10:22 AM 14,253 Views 61 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

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

Feb 1st 2019, 6:01 AM 8,937 Views 16 Comments

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
# Safer From Harm
# Safer From Harm

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

Sep 9th 2017, 4:00 PM 33,241 Views 26 Comments

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
# Great Britain
# Great Britain

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

Jun 2nd 2017, 4:27 PM 48,187 Views 139 Comments

“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
# Garda Warning
# Garda Warning

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

May 31st 2017, 6:05 AM 18,120 Views 30 Comments

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
# Drug Abuse
# Drug Abuse

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

May 10th 2017, 3:41 PM 24,739 Views 95 Comments

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
# Benzos
# Benzos

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

May 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 17,542 Views 11 Comments

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?
# Drug Policy
# Drug Policy

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

Dec 24th 2016, 12:01 PM 159 Views 35 Comments

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'
# Supervised Injecting Centres
# Supervised Injecting Centres

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

Nov 30th 2016, 3:23 PM 11,915 Views 24 Comments

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
# Streets Of Dublin
# Streets Of Dublin

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

May 5th 2016, 6:58 PM 25,517 Views 37 Comments

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
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

HIV is on the rise in Dublin

May 29th 2015, 8:44 PM 16,335 Views 23 Comments

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
# Cycle Of Fear
# Cycle Of Fear

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

May 16th 2015, 9:45 AM 18,572 Views 39 Comments

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
# Inhalation
# Inhalation

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

Apr 23rd 2015, 10:44 PM 23,124 Views 68 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Jan 11th 2015, 7:45 AM 36,308 Views 33 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

Plans for new supervised drug injecting centre in Dublin

Jan 20th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,130 Views 73 Comments

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