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Jul 12

Supervised injection centres discussion

New Drugs Minister Catherine Byrne is expecting some people to react negatively to supervised injection clinics for drug users, but insisted the drugs crisis must be addressed.

Legislation allowing the centres is due to be published soon, and Ms Byrne said that despite the challenges in the current Dail make-up she is confident it will pass.

A pilot project will be set up in the inner city, but a location will not be finalised until the new law has been approved.

“I know people in communities are fearful about things like this, but we have a crisis and we have to accept that we have a crisis with chronic drug users and this works in other cities,” said Ms Byrne.

Source: herald.ie, 12/07/2016