Dublin businesses are up in arms over a proposed drug injecting unit in the city centre.
Local retailers claim the facility would lead to increased crime and drug dealing.
One supervised injecting centre is to open on a pilot basis in the coming months.
The Temple Bar Company, the Licensed Vintners Association and the Restaurants Association of Ireland all wrote to the Government last week opposing the plans.
Ministers have confirmed that the Government will go ahead with plans to set up supervised injecting centres to help combat the city's drug problem.
A change in law is also proposed - to allow addicts inject drugs in supervised medical surroundings.
Last week, organisations representing more than 1,000 Dublin businesses wrote to the Government demanding a public debate on the plans.
Dermot Lacey is Chairperson of the South Inner City Local Drugs Task Force. He says these proposed facilities are better than the alternative.