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Special policing need for injection centre, says charity organiser Tony Geoghegan

A “dedicated” policing service must be part of a compensation package to communities and businesses affected by the State’s first injecting centre for heroin users, according to the head of the charity awarded the contract to run the service.

Tony Geoghegan, CEO of Merchants Quay Ireland, said the Garda’s policing plan for the centre “will have to contain” clear guidance as to how gardaí on the ground deal with users who are carrying what are illegal drugs to the facility to inject.

Speaking to the Irish Examiner as he approaches his retirement after nearly 30 years at the drugs and homelessness charity, Mr Geoghegan also said:

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Source: Cormac O'Keeffe, irishexaminer.com, 16/08/2018

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