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The proposed supervised injection facility for heroin addicts at Merchant's Quay in Dublin is "unlikely to go ahead".

That's according to Finian McGrath, minister of state at the Department of Health, who's quoted in today's Mail on Sunday.

He says the HSE's objection to planning permission for a facility it tendered for is a sign the project is unlikely to go ahead.

Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Riordáin says the government simply  isn't committed to safe injection facilities.

"We do have the third highest overdose rate in Europe, and this injection centre would save those lives and also prevent the spread of Hepatitis C and HIV -- that's the whole point," he said.

"I with the government would just listen to the experts on this and get their act together and open it."


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