The plan for a drug injection room in Dublin city centre has suffered a setback following a decision by the city council that it will require planning permission.
This follows a submission by a group - the Dublin Business Alliance - who are opposed to the plan, particularly the intention to locate the facility in the city centre.
The group - made up of the Temple Bar Company, the Restaurants Association of Ireland and the Licenced Vintners Association - are expected to appeal to An Bord Pleanála if the city council grants permission.
The HSE were due to make an announcement by the end of October on the result of a tendering competition to run the injection centre, but this was deferred until December.
Source: RTE.ie, 10/11/17