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Junior minister Catherine Byrne has said Dublin City Council “missed the bigger picture” by not granting planning permission for the State’s first supervised injection centre.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Junior minister Catherine Byrne has said Dublin City Council “missed the bigger picture” by not granting planning permission for the State’s first sup(...)

Newstalk and TV3 current affairs presenter Pat Kenny. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In more good news for fans of stimulating radio, Pat Kenny is back on the drugs, so to speak. After his memorable item on hallucinogenic substances so(...)

The HSE said it was  introducing an  injecting facility because it would save lives. Photograph: PA

Heroin addicts are injecting the drug in “subhuman conditions” and mooted supervised injecting rooms would help to bring that to an end, a senior Gard(...)

  Tony Geoghegan of Merchants Quay Ireland said  the supervised injecting facility will save lives. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA

Injecting drug addicts will be able to do so under medical supervision when the first facility for them opens in Dublin city centre by the end of this(...)

 HSE National Addiction Lead said the facilities are aimed at reducing drug related overdose deaths.

The HSE has issued a tender for “suitably qualified and experienced providers” to run the country’s first supervised injecting centre in Dublin city c(...)

Also known as GBL or simply “G”, the drug GHB gives rise to seizures, hallucinations, extreme agitation and is easy to overdose on. However, it is also used increasingly in the chemsex scene for its euphoria-inducing and disinhibiting properties. File photograph: Getty Images

A drug normally used as an industrial cleaner for removing graffiti is playing a major role in the emergence of a “chemsex” scene in Dublin, according(...)