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Dublin City Council has refused planning permission for Ireland’s first ever supervised injection rooms for drug users.
Merchants Quay Ireland had applied to run the facility from its building in the city centre.
It would have compromised of seven booths and would have catered for around 65 to 100 users per day.
The council turned down permission citing a lack of a policing plan and the effect it would have on the tourist economy.
The supervised injection facility was a major part of the national drugs strategy and was included in the 2016 Programme for Government.
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