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North Inner City Drugs Task Force

August News 2012

Information about Anthrax and Heroin Users

Because of the detection of anthrax in Scotland recently, which left an injecting heroin user in a critical condition after treatment in hospital, and 5 other cases reported across Europe, the NICDTF have issued a "soft" anthrax alert.

Anthrax can be cured with antibiotics but early treatment is very important. Please view the following documents to find out about early symptoms, and for details of where to go in the North Inner City for treatment or further information:

What Staff need to know: Download here.

Anthrax Notice for clients and service users: Download here.

INPUD (International Network of People who Use Drugs): Anthrax Information for Heroin Users Download here.

Training for Trainers: Drug and Alcohol Education Facilitation Skills

September 28 – November 23 (off Nov.2)
9.30 am – 1 pm, Friday mornings
Venue: Deora Counselling Center, St. Laurence’s Place East, Seville Place, Dublin 1

This course is for professionals who want to improve their facilitation skills in the delivery of drug and alcohol education.
Download further details here.

If you are interested, please contact H.O.P.E. Hands on Peer Education.

Unit 5, Killarney Court, Buckingham Street Upper, Dublin 1
Phone: 01-887-8404 Fax: 01-887-8402 e-mail:

Oasis Centre: safeTALK, ASIST, Mindfulness training

ASIST: 20th – 21ST November
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day, intensive interactive and practice-based workshop in suicide first-aid. It is designed to help caregivers recognize risk and learn how to intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is suitable for all kinds of caregivers - health workers, key-workers, teachers, community workers, Gardaí, youth workers, volunteers, people responding to family, friends and co-workers.

safeTALK: 19th September 2pm - 5pm, and November 7th 9.30am – 12.30pm
safeTALK is a short training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.

Mindfulness: October 4th 2pm – 4.30pm
An eight week programme for people who suffer from chronic depression and sadness and want to develop skilful ways to prevent relapse.

Mindfulness means learning to pay attention intentionally, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. It helps you become familiar with the workings of your mind, and helps you
to notice the times when you are at risk of getting caught in old habits of mind that re-activate downward mood spirals and, if you choose, enter a different way of being.

For more information contact THE OASIS CENTRE, St Laurence’s Place East, Seville Place, Dublin 1 or telephone: 01 8364524/8550739.

Drug Awareness for Parents

Crinan Youth Project, 72 Sean McDermot St, Dublin 1

Support, advice and information about teenage drug use.

Tuesday morning 21st August 10.30am 
Wednesday morning 22nd August at 10.30 am

Phone 01 8558792 to book a place.

Chrysalis Community Drugs Project

Invitation to the Launch of M.O.T.H.2 (Music on the Horizon) CD 

This is a compilation CD showcasing the work, creativity and talent of participants of this music project run by Chrysalis from February – August 2012. Participants interested in learning guitar or violins were given an instrument and 6 months of weekly lessons and a total of ten people finished the term.

Date: Thursday 13th September 2012 @ 2.30pm
Venue: Aughrim Street Parish Centre 12/13 Prussia Street Dublin 7.

The CD will be launched by Minister Roisin Shorthall at 3pm- followed by a live performance from participants of project. All are welcome. Please confirm your attendance by emailing or phoning 8823362. Light refreshments provided.

Click here for more information about the M.O.T.H. Programme.


Equality Small Grants Fund

The Equality Authority has launched an Equality Small Grants Fund which will provide grants of up to €4,000 for equality-focused actions.

National and local NGOs working on one or more of the nine equality grounds (gender, civil status, family status, religious belief, age, sexual orientation, disability, race and membership of the Traveller community) are eligible to apply for this fund. Ten grants will be awarded in early September 2012.

A wide range of actions (events, training, awareness-raising, research, publications, surveys, networking) will be supported. However, the key outputs or activities of your project will have to be completed before 30 November 2012. Decisions on funding will be announced in early September 2012. 

Click here for full details and application form

The Equality Authority, Birchgrove House, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary,

0505 24126

Equality Authority

Tall Ships Festival: Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society Photographic Exhibition

Tall Ships Festival: Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society Photographic Exhibition


The Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society was set up by a small number of ex-dock workers to preserve the history of Dublin Docks.

Venue:CHQ Building, Georges Dock
Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th of August from 11am to 6pm, and Sunday 26th August from 11am to 2.30pm.

There will also be four speakers

  • Thursday 23rd from 1 - 2pm: Stories from Deep Sea Dockers, Dr Don Bennett
  • Thursday 23rd from 2.30 - 3.30pm The streets where you walk, Sarah Lundberg
  • Friday 24th from 4 - 5pm Dublin and its port 1913-1922, Padraig Yeates
  • Saturday 25th 12.30pm to 2pm Talks from the Docklands – Characters, Paul O’Brien

More details can be found on Facebook: Dublin Dockers, or,16363,en.html

These are all ticket events and anyone wishing to attend needs to apply to  

The Inner City's Got Talent: An open invitation to the North Inner City Community

from 2pm TO 6pm.

If you or any of your friends or family SING, DANCE, ACT, RECITE, JUGGLE, PLAY AN INSTRUMENT and want to enter the show or get further information, please contact Gary Gannon on 086 1780 149 or  

This very special community event is being organised by a group of local young people who have come together under the name L.O.C.A.L. Their aim is to celebrate the many wonderful aspects of life in the North Inner City while also shining a spotlight on some of the challenges facing the community. This event is to show appreciation to all of the people who devote their time, energy and commitment on a daily basis to making life better for people in the area and to involve local young people in future leadership roles in the community.

This event is supported by Dublin City Council, ICON and YPAR.

If you would like to get involved in organising the event, or to support us in any way please contact Gary. You are more than welcome to be involved.