At Electric Picnic.
The Ana Liffey Drug Project will be manning a 24-hour Welfare Tent in the Jimi Hendrix campsite.
Tony Duffin, CEO of the project, told Matt Cooper on Today FM yesterday:
“This is a law enforcement and public health approach, this is something that we do across Ireland all the time, so it is a confidential service.
Obviously, people will come to the tent maybe to get advice about something that a friend may be taking or may be planning to take and they talk to us about that and we talk to them about, you know, it’s safer not to take drugs at all,
mmkayokay, first and foremost – that’s the most important message.
And then we work from there in terms of, if they, if a person is intent on taking drugs, then we talk to them about harm reduction and about making sure that they’re safe in their drug use.
I know some people find that difficult to understand but we are working on a practical basis.”
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Via Conor Gallgher
Spotted over the weekend.
On the Clontarf Road, Dublin 3.
Thanks Alan Bracken
Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan
The Green Party have called for the decriminalisation of drug use and the legalisation of cannabis for medical use among their recommendations to the Government’s new National Drugs Strategy. The public consultation closed on the new strategy closed yesterday.
Speaking in support of the submission, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said:
“Opportunities for open consultation on government policy are very welcome, particularly when it comes to matters as important as our National Drugs Strategy, and we’re glad that the Government sought submissions on this issue. There has to be an acceptance that the current situation in Ireland is not working for anyone, and that a new National Drugs Strategy presents an opportunity to change this…
Thanks Jonathan Victory