DUBLIN City Council has refused an application that would have seen the establishment of an injection centre in Dublin.
The application had been made by Merchants Quay Ireland which sought to become the first injection centre of its kind in Ireland.
allocated for supervised drug injection for up to 100 people a day
The company wanted to have up to seven rooms which would be allocated for supervised drug injection for up to 100 people a day.
The decision can be appealed through An Bord Pleanala, but so far the injection site has been heavily criticised by stakeholders in the Merchants Quay area.
Merchants Quay Ireland Chief Executive Officer Paula Byrne said: ‘This decision by Dublin City Council is deeply disappointing.”