Larry Dunne at Green Street Courthouse, Dublin in 1985
Drug dealer Larry Dunne is dead.
Dunne had more than 40 criminal convictions including convictions for supplying heroin and cocaine. The 72year-old began supplying heroin in Dublin after it became widely available in Europe following the Iranian revolution.
Dunne was the first drug dealer in Dublin to organise groups of young “runners” on the streets and in the flat complexes to supply heroin. He therefore earned the moniker “Larry doesn’t carry”
Larry Dunne, widely blamed for introducing heroin to Dublin, dies (RTÉ)
The Dunnes – the inside story of a criminal family (Magill, 1983)
Tony Duffin tweetz:
This sign has been placed up on a wall in a lane way in Dublin City centre. Further highlighting that street-based injecting is still a problem in the capital. Supervised injecting facilities will reduce this problem and keep us all #SaferFromHarm.
In February 2018, the HSE announced that Merchants Quay Ireland was the preferred operator of Ireland’s first Medically Supervised Injection Facility.
MQI has previously said it believes up to 60 people will use the facility daily – when it becomes operational.
The facility will be part of its renovated Riverbank centre on Merchant’s Quay and the organisation recently gave additional information to Dublin City Council as part of its planning application for that renovation.
Updated application for Dublin drug-injecting facility submitted (Sorcha Pollock, The Irish Times, July 3, 2019)
‘Mercy At College Green’.
By artist Sean O’Dwyer, who featured on RTÉ’s Liveline earlier today teling Joe he drew this after watching drug being sold outside the front gates of Trinity College Dublin.
Mercy has just had her shoes nicked.
Shocking details of the heroin-related death of a north Belfast grandmother have emerged. Fra Stone from the Community Drugs Programme of Falls Community Council said he believed Ms Fitzpatrick’s death was the first heroin-related fatality in the city in about a decade.
Granny (49) found dead with heroin syringe by her side (Marie Louise McConville, Irish News) [behind paywall]
Paul Delaney, of the Cornmarket Project in Wexford
The Cornmarket Project