News

Dublin Businesses Hit Out At Planned Drug Injecting Centre


Share this article


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.


Share this article


Read more about

News

You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

Up next

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Coop...

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Cooper & Luke

06:00-10:00

Share

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jer...

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jeremy

10:00-12:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Bar...

The Sound of the City with Barry Dunne

12:00-16:00

Share

The Big Ride Home with Dara Qu...

The Big Ride Home with Dara Quilty

16:00-19:00

Share

The Fix with Brian Maher

The Fix with Brian Maher

19:00-22:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night...

The Sound of the City at Night with Ciaran O'Connor

22:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on