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North Inner City Drugs Task Force

June 2008

Annie Kelly Education Bursary 2008

We're holding an event on Tuesday, 1st July at 12pm to mark the generous support of the Inner City Trust (ICT). The ICT have kindly agreed to provide additional funding to the bursary for 3 years, of which 2008 is the first. To get your invite, please click here

Dublin City Tenancy Sustainment (DCTS)

DCTS offer 9 month post settlement support to people who have been through homeless services, as well as support to people who have not been homeless but whose tenancies may be at risk of breaking down. They currently have no waiting list, and accept agency and self-referrals. For more information on the service, click here. Interested? You can download a referral form by clicking here.

Ana Liffey Drug Project Launches Digital Project Report (Tuesday 10th June 2008): 

Minister John Curran TD, Minister of State with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy, today launched the Ana Liffey Drug Project 'Project Report 2006 & 2007'.  The report covers a two year period of development and innovation by the Ana Liffey Drug Project in playing a key role in addressing serious drug related issues.
This report is a digital publication and there has been no paper copies published.  The Ana Liffey Drug Project has employed innovative technology to make this report both accessible and environmentally friendly.  You can download your copy of the report by clicking here.

Public Consultation on development of NDS

Submissions are being acccepted on the development of the NDS until the end of June:

John Curran T.D., Minister of State with Special Responsibility for National Drugs Strategy & Community Affairs (Department of Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs)
 “After this final public meeting in Croke Park, further consultations are planned with Government Departments and agencies, various sectoral, community and voluntary groups involved in the drugs area as well as focus groups representing, for example, drug users.  Submissions to the Department on the new Strategy in writing and by e-mail are being accepted up until the end of June and I would urge as many people as possible to put forward their views
Written submissions can be made by email to or by post to:
Ms Linda O’Rourke
Drug Strategy Unit
Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
43-49 Mespil Road
Dublin 4

NICDTF would strongly encourage all interested parties from the local area to put forward their views. If you are interested in what was discussed at the public consultations which were held around the country, you can get notes on all the proceedings by clicking here.

Collapse of PPP

Residents from St. Michael's Estate, O'Devaney Gardens and Dominick Street seek your support in protesting outside City Hall on 9th June at 6pm. The protest is to do with the impact of the collapse of the PPP to the local community. You can read more here.


Public Consultation on development of NDS

The public consultation on the development of the NDS took place on June 3rd in Croke Park. As always, Jim Berkely was on hand to take some snaps - you can view these in our Gallery.