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Insurance costs bleed needle exchange programmes in Tallaght of cash

NEEDLE exchange programmes in Tallaght have been faced with “astronomical” insurance hikes of more than 300 per cent in recent years, with one local service unable to get insured by any company in Ireland.

The Echo has learned that rising costs have put needle exchange projects in Tallaght at risk, with one project experiencing an increase in its insurance premium of €7,200 in the space of three years – during which costs rose from €2,800 in 2013 to almost €10,000, an increase of more than 350 per cent.

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Source: The Echo, 17/03/2017

Posted by Andy on 03/17 at 02:38 PM in
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