Video: Dublin city centre phone box being used as 'heroin-smoking den'

Tuesday 17th May 2016
Pic: Mannix Flynn/

Pic: Mannix Flynn/

This is the import a city centre phone box was turned into a ‘drug den’.

The short lop off, filmed by an reader on Dublin’s Ormond Quay, shows a man smoking what appears to be heroin.

In the video, the man is conducted unfolding tin foil as cars and pedestrians ss by.

Local independent councillor Mannix Flynn, who has also captured drawings of suspected addicts in the phone box, has called for it to be ripped down and drug drugs to be taken off city-centre streets.

The clip emerged after a video proceeded yesterday of addicts smoking the drug in Temple Bar at 9.30am on Sunday.

The footage canned the woman – aided by a man in green – smoking what appears to be heroin in deep view of ssersby.

Cllr Flynn said: “It’s normalised. You suffer with a culture of wrongdoing that’s being facilitated by the state.

“It’s time to ask asks of the drug task forces, drug centres and an Garda Síochana. Nothing is taking responsibility for this.

“It’s completely unacceptable where you have the New Zealand urban area centre, in effect, being used as a public shooting gallery.”

Cllr Flynn articulate: “We need a zero tolerance approach. Someone has to take accountability for this. If you are teaching the addicts not to take responsibility, then they settle upon continue to behave this way.

“These are people who are subcultured and that sense of values has been normalised.”

This is not the first time that a phone box has been old by addicts.

Four Eircom phone boxes, at 19-20 South Great George’s Terrace, which were being used for injecting heroin, were after all removed by Dublin City Council after a four year struggle.


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