Injecting Facility to open in Dublin city centre

Heroin deaths could decrease with a suitable and safe place to use drugs, writes Ottavia Caminita. The Health Service Executive (HSE) is searching for a suitable injection facility in Dublin city centre. Between 2004 and 2013, there has been an increase of 98 per cent in the number of deaths related to poly drugs. Out of these, 72 per cent were connected… Read more »

Friends rally to help cancer victim

Lilia Lalaoui reports on fundraising to help cancer treatment. In September last year, Jocelyn Blake was diagnosed with stage 4 of a rare ovarian cancer. Because she needed to have a very expensive treatment, her friends and relatives decided to organise a series of fundraising events, one of which occurred in November. Ms Blake had… Read more »

International students struggle to find accommodation

International students in Ireland are facing endless problems, while the accommodation crisis goes on, reports Ottavia Caminita. Ireland is becoming an unattractive place for international students, due to its soaring rents and scarce housing supply. Since 2012, the number of international students studying in Ireland has increased. Nowadays, the percentage of non-Irish students in higher education is around 8.8 per cent of the… Read more »

Problems with Dublin’s rickshaw service

How much do we actually know about the people running Dublin’s rickshaws, asks Ugne Aksiutovaite. The rickshaw service in Dublin is run privately by unidentified employers, who are not regulated by Dublin City Council or any other Government institution. Associated with illegal uninsured immigrants, drug dealing and sexual assault, the rickshaw drivers have a horrible reputation within the community. The top of… Read more »