Tony Geoghegan

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Gardaí stop and question people at a checkpoint on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The State’s human rights watchdog has called for more oversight on whether policing powers given to the Garda during the coronavirus crisis “are being(...)

Leo Varadkar: announced  last Friday that Ireland’s coronavirus lockdown measures rolled out last month will be extended until  May 5th.  Photograph: Irish Government/AFP/via Getty Images

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has called on parties involved in government formation to safeguard human rights and equality measures (...)

Merchants Quay Ireland co-founder Tony Geoghegan said it was “hard to be optimistic at the moment” about housing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Greater “bravery” is needed from political leaders in tackling the drugs and homelessness crises, according to Tony Geoghegan, co-founder of Merchants(...)

  Tony Geoghegan, CEO of Merchants Quay Ireland,  has announced he will retire at the end of September. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The co-founder and chief executive of Merchants Quay Ireland, the drug treatment service, has announced his retirement. Tony Geoghegan announced he (...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, said the appointments ‘bring significant legal, academic and practical expertise’ to the organisation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has appointed five new members to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Mr Higgins presented the warrants of a(...)

  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(...)

A concrete plan to end rough sleeping is needed,  Merchant’s Quay Ireland chief executive Tony Geoghegan said. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Many homeless adults are becoming drug and alcohol addicts after becoming homeless, according to the largest voluntary drug rehabilitation service. M(...)

Merchant’s Quay Ireland drug treatment centre in  Dublin. Image: Google Streetview

The largest voluntary drug treatment service in the State experienced “unprecedented” demand across its services last year, as “poverty, hunger, addic(...)

Illustration: Mustafa Hacalaki/Getty

Impact Journalism Day (June 25th, 2016) focuses on solutions-based journalism. Fifty-five leading media organisations from 50 countries, including Th(...)

Impact Journalism Day is organised by Paris-based social enterprise, SparkNews.

The Irish Times and more than 50 other media outlets will take part in an international initiative this weekend reporting on how social, environmental(...)

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