Dublin’s first injecting centre delayed further as Merchants Quay needs more time to address planning concerns

A decision on Ireland’s first medically supervised injecting facility will be further delayed, with the centre likely not to open until at least next year.

The charity set to operate the facility has been granted an extension by council planners to provide them with additional information on its planning application.

A medically supervised injecting facility (MSIF) is a place where intravenous drug users can go to inject drugs under the supervision of medical professional.

There are over a hundred such facilities in countries across Europe as well as in Canada and Australia.

Merchants Quay Ireland (MQI) was awarded the tender to operate and manage a pilot programme for Ireland’s first MSIF early last year.

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Source: thejournal.ie, accessed on May 14th 2019