Friday 27 April 2018

Nicky Larkin: We need to exorcise our pallid ghosts

We should adopt Germany's harm reduction approach to the army of heroin waifs that haunt our capital

DRUG CULTURE: Shuffling gangs of drug users, from the film Trainspotting
DRUG CULTURE: Shuffling gangs of drug users, from the film Trainspotting

Nicky Larkin

Have you any spare change buddy? I need to get a hostel for the night. I'm not on the gear, honestly ...

I finally decided to bite the bullet. It was time to do the once unthinkable, and move to the city I'd been avoiding. Dublin.

So the week was spent on daft.ie, ferrying from cafe to cafe in search of free wifi. And when the caffeine needed to be worked off or I'd overstayed my welcome, I'd go walking. Which meant long periods in transit, out around the streets under the shadow of the Spike ...

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