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Horan, John Aidan and Van Hout, Marie Claire (2019) Mapping service user needs to inform a supervised injecting room location in Cork, Ireland. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems , Early online .

Millar, Sean (2018) Street-based injecting in Dublin city centre. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 64, Winter 2018 , p. 9.

Millar, Sean (2018) Public consultation for a new safe injecting facility in Dublin. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 65, Spring 2018 , pp. 9-10.

Dillon, Lucy (2017) Dublin Drug Policy Summit. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 62, Summer 2017 , pp. 7-8.

Houston, Muiris (2016) Ireland is to install supervised injecting rooms. BMJ , 352 , i406.

Connolly, Johnny (2004) Legal issues in relation to consumption rooms. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 11, June 2004 , pp. 15-16.

Wright, Nat and Tompkins, Charlotte NE (2004) Case for supervised injecting centres is strong. BMJ , 328 .


[RTE News] , Kilraine, John Decision on drug injection centre 'reprehensible', says MQI . (04 Oct 2019)

[Irish Times] , Cullen, Paul Ireland will miss target for eliminating hepatitis C by 20 years, group claims. (26 Sep 2019)

[Irish Examiner] Minister takes aim at council for rejecting plans for safe injection room. (30 Aug 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Deegan, Gordon Planning permission refusal for Ireland's first injecting centre branded 'reprehensible' . (27 Aug 2019)

[Independent.ie] , Feehan, Conor Merchants Quay drug facility mulls appeal after council blocks injection centre plans. (08 Aug 2019)

[Herald.ie] , Feehan, Conor 'City will get a supervised drug injection centre', vow ministers. (07 Aug 2019)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Cionnaith, Fiachra Leo Varadkar: Josepha Madigan 'didn't lobby against the methadone clinic'. (02 Aug 2019)

[Irish Times] , Byrne, Derek Pragmatic approach to tackling drug addiction needed. (29 Jul 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Fitzgerald, Cormac Dublin City Council refuses planning permission for Ireland's first injecting centre. (26 Jul 2019)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Merchants Quay Ireland considers appeal on supervised injection facility planning refusal. (26 Jul 2019)

[The Times] , Haugh, Ben Merchants Quay Ireland calls for Dublin injection centre after St Stephen’s Green incidents. (24 Jul 2019)

[Hot Press] Drugs: an open letter to Leo Varadkar from Hot Press. (05 Jul 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Fitzgerald, Cormac Gardaí refuse to provide policing plan needed for injecting centre until planning permission is granted. (04 Jul 2019)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Rise in risky drug injecting in Cork City. (21 May 2019)

[Extra.ie] , Hughes, Craig ‘Nimbyism gone mad’ – HSE objects to drug injection centre beside its office. (13 May 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Fitzgerald, Cormac Dublin's first injecting centre delayed further as Merchants Quay needs more time to address planning concerns. (09 May 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Ryan, Nicky [Podcast] The Explainer: why haven't any supervised drug injection centres opened in Ireland? (23 Apr 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Fitzgerald, Cormac 'We've seen people die, people beaten up horrifically',. (16 Mar 2019)

[Independent.ie] , Nugent, Ryan Almost 100 objections to country's first supervised injection centre 'highlight the need for the facility'. (28 Feb 2019)

[Dublin Inquirer] , Buckley, Anne It's time to build the supervised injecting facility. (09 Jan 2019)

[Herald.ie] , Nugent, Ryan 'We're prepared for court battle over drug injection centre', insists minister. (01 Jan 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Halpin, Hayley Planned supervised injection centre may not open in 2019, new Merchants Quay CEO says. (18 Dec 2018)

[thejournal.ie] , Murray, Sean Further delay for Dublin's injection centre as concerns raised on 'over-concentration' of services in area. (05 Dec 2018)

[Extra.ie] , Lee, John Gardaí say: ‘State should supply heroin to new drugs centre’. (25 Nov 2018)

[thejournal.ie] , Deegan, Gordon Temple Bar pubs and U2 hotel among 99 objections to State's first supervised injecting centre. (15 Nov 2018)

[Irish Sun] , Bardon, Nicola Crisis on our streets. Boss of Ireland’s first supervised drug injection centre reveals homeless charity Merchant’s Quay are meeting more men in their 70s. (02 Nov 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , Deegan, Gordon First ever state-funded heroin injection centre will cater for 60 addicts a day. (22 Oct 2018)

[thejournal.ie] , Halpin, Hayley 'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'. (29 Sep 2018)

[RTE News] , Kilraine, John Dublin drug injection centre planning application set for October. (14 Sep 2018)

[Irish Sun] , Higgins, Adam SAFER CITY Ireland is set to open first ever safe injecting clinic – here former drug awareness campaigner Tony Geoghegan discusses future of drug services in country. (12 Sep 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Special policing need for injection centre, says charity organiser Tony Geoghegan. (16 Aug 2018)

[The Times] , Sanz, Catherine Injection centre for heroin users may extend to crack and cocaine. (18 Jul 2018)

[The Times] , Rogan, Aaron Ex-garda chief wants drug possession decriminalised. (05 Jul 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Injecting unit a response to Ireland's high overdose rate. (08 Jun 2018)

[Hot Press] , Clark, Stuart How to end Ireland's drug deaths epidemic. (07 Jun 2018)

[Irish Times] , Lally, Conor Addicts injecting in subhuman conditions, senior Garda says. (09 May 2018)

[Hot Press] Hot Press joins forces with Ana Liffey Drug Project & London School of Economics for Drug Policy Town Halls. (01 May 2018)

[rte.ie] , Kilraine, John Merchants Quay Ireland asked by HSE to reduce cost of drug injection centre by 32%. (06 Apr 2018)

[thejournal.ie] , Brophy, Daragh We have a location for the first supervised drug injecting room - what happens next? (10 Mar 2018)

[thejournal.ie] , MacNamee, Garreth 'What it means is that we won't arrest people for carrying heroin': confusion remains over injection centre policing. (05 Mar 2018)

[rte.ie] Merchants Quay Project wins drug injection unit tender. (16 Feb 2018)

[Health Service Executive] HSE announces Merchants Quay Project CLG as preferred operator of Ireland’s first medically supervised injecting facility. (16 Feb 2018)

[RTE News] Tender for drug injection centre expected in February. (01 Feb 2018)

[Irish Sun] , Higgins, Adam Ex-heroin addict says Dublin’s Supervised Injecting Centre will help save lives ahead of its opening later this year. (27 Jan 2018)

[thejournal.ie] , Hosford, Paul Announcement of site for Dublin injection centre delayed. (12 Jan 2018)

[98FM] Supervised drug centre could be opening in the city. (06 Jan 2018)

[Medical Independent] , Lynch, David A new dawn for drug policy? (07 Dec 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Fitzgerald, Cormac A series of setbacks means Dublin probably won't be getting supervised injecting centres any time soon. (02 Dec 2017)

[RTE News] Planning permission needed for Dublin drug injection centre, says city council. (24 Nov 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , English, Eoin Locations in Cork City identified for supervised injecting facility. (11 Nov 2017)

[RTE News] City centre injection rooms to require planning permission. (10 Nov 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Brophy, Daragh 'Previously they'd have driven off on their lunch break and used in the car. If they overdosed they would have died'. (10 Nov 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac ‘Growing evidence’ backs injecting rooms; Facilities reach marginalised users and improve practices. (31 Oct 2017)

[RTE News] The HSE is considering operating Dublin's new drug injection centre itself. (20 Oct 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Delay to State’s first drug injecting centre. (04 Oct 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , MacNamee, Garreth No 'magic drug circle' but gardaí will use 'discretion' outside city injection centres. (13 Sep 2017)

[Irish Medical Times] , Mudiwa, Lloyd Fully managing north inner city Dublin’s opioid epidemic. (08 Sep 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , Rogers, Stephen Search for suitable ‘injecting room’ site in Dublin. (25 Aug 2017)

[Medical Independent] , Lynch, David Role of doctors in injection facility ‘being worked on’. (10 Aug 2017)

[Medical Independent] , Lynch, David A new Minister, a new policy? (09 Jun 2016)


OECD. (2019) Addressing problematic opioid use in OECD countries. Paris: OECD Publishing.

Kilmer, Beau and Taylor, Jirka and Caulkins, Jonathan P and Mueller, Pam A and Ober, Allison J and Pardo, Bryce and Smart, Rosanna and Strang, Lucy and Reuter, Peter (2018) Considering heroin-assisted treatment and supervised drug consumption sites in the United States. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

Health Protection Surveillance Centre. (2018) Drug-related bloodborne viruses in Ireland. Dublin: Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

McCulloch, Liz (2017) Back yard. An investigation into the feasability of estsblishing drug consumption rooms. London: Volteface.

Keane, Marcus and Korovich, M and Duffin, Tony and Russell, D (2017) At the dark end of the street. A report on street based injecting in Dublin city centre. Dublin: Ana Liffey Drug Project.

Health Service Executive, National Office for Social Inclusion. (2017) Frequently asked questions: supervised injecting facilities. Dublin: Health Service Executive, National Office for Social Inclusion.

Ana Liffey Drug Project. (2015) Ana Liffey drug project position paper on the provision of a medically supervised injecting centre in Dublin. Dublin: Ana Liffey Drug Project.

Independent Working Group on Consumption Rooms. (2007) The report of the Independent Working Group on Drug Consumption Rooms. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Hedrich, Dagmar (2004) European report on drug consumption rooms. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Evidence resource

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2019) Time for safer injecting spaces in Britain? London: Drug and Alcohol Findings. Drug and Alcohol Findings Hot Topic

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2019) Supervised consumption sites: a nuanced assessment of the causal evidence. Drug and Alcohol Findings Research Analysis 5 p.

Bardwell, Geoff and Strike, Carol and Altenberg, Jason and Barnaby, Lorraine and Kerr, Thomas . (2019) Implementation contexts and the impact of policing on access to supervised consumption services in Toronto, Canada: a qualitative comparative analysis. BioMed Central. Harm Reduction Journal, 16 (30)

Wallace, Bruce and Pagan, Flora and Pauly, Bernadette Bernie . (2019) The implementation of overdose prevention sites as a novel and nimble response during an illegal drug overdose public health emergency. Elsevier. International Journal on Drug Policy, 66

Stone, Katie and Shirley-Beavan, Sam [Harm Reduction International] . (2018) Global state of harm reduction 2018. London: Harm Reduction International. 176 p.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2018) Drug consumption rooms: an overview of provision and evidence (Perspectives on drugs). Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. 8 p.

Fortson, Rudi and McCulloch, Liz [SSRN] . (2018) Evidence and issues concerning drug consumption rooms. London: Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies. 32 p. Research paper no. 279/2018

Platt, Lucy and Sweeney, Sedona and Ward, Zoe and Guinness, Lorna and Hickman, Matthew and Hope, Vivian and Hutchinson, Sharon and Maher, Lisa and Iversen, Jenny and Craine, Noel and Taylor, Avril and Munro, Alison and Parry, John V and Smith, Josie and Vickerman, Peter [NIHR] . (2017) Assessing the impact and cost-effectiveness of needle/syringe provision and opiate substitution therapy on hepatitis C transmission among people who inject drugs in the United Kingdom: analysis of pooled datasets and economic modeling. National Institute for Health Research. Public Health Research, 5 (5) 150 p. https://doi.org/10.3310/phr05050

Platt, Lucy and Minozzi, Silvia and Reed, Jennifer and Vickerman, Peter and Hagan, Holly and French, Clare and Jordan, Ashly and Degenhardt, Louisa and Hope, Vivian and Hutchinson, Sharon and Maher, Lisa and Palmateer, Norah and Taylor, Avril and Bruneau, Julie and Hickman, Matthew [The Cochrane Library] . (2017) Needle syringe programmes and opioid substitution therapy for preventing hepatitis C transmission in people who inject drugs. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 9

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2016) Perspectives on drugs: Drug consumption rooms: an overview of provision and evidence. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. 8 p.

Woods, Sara [IDPC] . (2014) Drug consumption rooms in Europe: Organisational overview. International Drug Policy Consortium. 46 p.

Schatz, Eberhard and Nougier, Marie [IDPC] . (2012) Drug consumption rooms: evidence and practice. London: International Drug Policy Consortium. 23 p.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. [ECDC] HIV and people who inject drugs. Monitoring implementation of the Dublin Declaration on partnership to fight HIV/AIDS in Europe and Central Asia: 2018 progress report. Stockholm: ECDC. 34 p.

Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Local drug and alcohol task forces: motion (resumed) [private members]. (29 Mar 2019)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written Answer1282 - Drug treatment programmes [38982/17]. (11 Sep 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 386- Injecting facilities [8058/17]. (21 Feb 2017)

[Oireachtas] Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Bill 2017. (10 Feb 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 622 - National drugs strategy implementation [22266/16]. (19 Jul 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 42. - Proposed legislation [13702/16]. (02 Jun 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 583 - Proposed legislation [Supervising injecting] [6182/16]. (06 Apr 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 38 - Drug treatment programmes policy (injecting rooms) [27046/15]. (09 Jul 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 161 - Drug treatment programmes policy (injecting centres) [27801/15]. (08 Jul 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 406, 407 & 408 - Drug rehabilitation clinics (injecting centres) [27535/15, 27536/15, 27537/15]. (07 Jul 2015)

Conference or Workshop Item

Harris, Simon (2017) Speech by Simon Harris TD , Minister for Health. In: Launch of Reducing harm, supporting recovery – A health led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025., 17 July 2017, Dublin Castle.


Giarratano, Kathleen (2019) Assessing support for safe injection sites among adult constituents in New York. Masters thesis, The Sage Colleges School of Health Sciences.

McCarthy, Muireann (2018) The public’s perceptions of supervised injecting facilities and the decriminalisation of drugs for personal use. Masters thesis, University College Cork.


(2018) Ireland's first supervised injection facility | Prime Time. RTE.

Duffin, Tony (2017) Making the case for supervised injecting facilities. Ana Liffey Drug Project.

Keane, Marcus (2016) Medically supervised injecting centres update. Ana Liffey Drug Project.


O'Rourke, Sean (2018) Heroin injection centre. Dublin: RTE- Today with Sean O'Rourke.


Merchants Quay Ireland. (2018) Medically supervised injecting facility information booklet. Merchants Quay Ireland, Dublin.

Merchants Quay Ireland. (2018) Medically supervised injecting facility. Merchants Quay Ireland.

Department of Health. (2017) Misuse of Drugs (Supervised Injecting Facilities) Act 2017. Government of Ireland, Dublin.

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