The Citizens’ Assembly on Drug Use is taking submissions from the public until 30th June 2023. Every submission is shared with members of the assembly, and you can add yours here. Below is mine.
An Bord Pleanála have approved an application for a supervised injecting facility for Merchant’s Quay in Dublin 8 – a decision which has been welcomed by local Green Party representatives. The injection facility provides a safe, supervised, medical space for people injecting drugs. There are over 90 in operation worldwide, In 2018, addiction charity Merchant’s …
Charity ALONE are planning to build 43 new one-bed homes for the elderly in Inchicore. I’m very supportive of the new housing and have sent in the below planning observation.
PRESS RELEASE A court decision overturning approval for a supervised injection centre in Dublin will literally cost lives, local Green Party representatives have warned.
Press release: Dublin city Greens have welcomed An Bord Pleanála’s approval of a medically supervised injection facility in Merchant’s Quay, Dublin 8. The planning application had been previously rejected by Dublin City Council – a decision strongly criticised by the Greens.
Speech: Dublin City Council rejected an application to build a supervised injection facility for those facing drug addiction. The application was for Merchant’s Quay, which I represent. I think the Council got it wrong. Here’s what I said in a Council debate on the issue:
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 …
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.