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Drug injection centres approved by Irish government

Decision must be ratified by Irish parliament

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Drug injection centres approved by Irish government

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Plans to introduce medically-supervised injection centres have been accepted by the government in the Irish Republic.

The legislation must still be passed by the Irish parliament. If given the green light, it would allow addicts to take drugs in a secure and sanitised environment.

Health workers would supervise the centres but would not be allowed to administer drugs.