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The Mater Hospital Request Garda Patrols Amid "Open Drug Dealing" On Site

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The Irish Independent reports the Mater Hospital emailed Gardaí

One of the countries busiest hospitals has asked Gardaí for increased patrols because of open drug dealing.

The Irish Independent reports the Mater Hospital emailed Gardaí about a number of concerns in July.

It said there was increasing levels of drug dealing and anti social behaviour in the emergency department

It also said it regularly had to move on drug users from the exterior basement and as a result they were worried about the nurses education centre which is close by.

It said cleaners were regularly removing abandoned bedding and alcohol cans.

It outlined five incidents over three weeks where security staff had to intervene for security reasons.

The Gardaí were asked to carry out regular patrols in the area to provide safety and reassurance.

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