Government approves pilot scheme for drug injection facility in Dublin

Medically supervised facility was proposed by Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
The Irish Times (Ireland)
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

injectionThe cabinet has approved a pilot scheme for a medically supervised drug injection facility in Dublin. The facility was proposed by Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the Minister in charge of the National Drugs Strategy. Additions to the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2015 will make provision for the establishment of supervised injection facilities. Mr Ó Ríordáin said he was delighted to get cabinet approval for his proposal. "Last month I gave a speech at the London School of Economics where I announced that Ireland needed to take a new approach to dealing with drug policy including the establishment of medically supervised injection facilities."