Dublin needs a supervised injection facility: my submission to An Bord Pleanála

Planning observation: Dublin City Council rejected a planning application by a charity to open up a supervised injection facility (SIF) on Merchant’s Quay – the heart of Dublin city centre’s drug problem. I think the Council got it wrong: a SIF could reduce overdoses, deaths, needle littering, and public injecting. It’s a humane, decent response […]

Newmarket development changes: why is only community benefit space cut?

Planning observation: Developers sought permission to amend their planning permission. This is fairly standard and totally fine. In this case, it was largely to accommodate and ESB substation. But what’s not right is that their plan was to cut space from the market space and the artist’s studio. Here’s my planning observation:

Planning refusal for supervised injection facility puts lives at risk – Green Party

Press release: A planning decision blocking development of a medically supervised injection facility in Dublin will put lives at risk, the Green Party has warned today (Friday). Dublin City Council today rejected plans for the facility at Merchant’s Quay Ireland in Dublin 8, which would allow supervised, safe injection of drugs indoors.