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North Inner City Drugs Task Force

June News 2012


Launch of "A Better City for All" Report

A partnership approach to address public substance misuse and perceived anti-social behaviour in Dublin City Centre.

Lord Mayor Andrew Montague speaking at the launch of A Better City for All, June 2012 

Lord Mayor Andrew Montague
speaking at the Launch.
Download "A Better City for All" - Full report, June 2012 (PDF 280KB)
In June 2011 the Strategic Response Group (SRG) was set up as a partnership approach to address public substance misuse and perceived anti-social behaviour in Dublin city centre. The solutions to this serious problem are complex and require a multi-disciplinary approach and so the SRG brings together stakeholders from the services, healthcare, voluntary and business sectors.
On the 21st of June 2012, the Strategic Response Group (SRG) published the most comprehensive and innovative multi-agency report and set of recommendations to date, on this topic and was formally launched by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Andrew Montague.

The agencies represented on the group include Ana Liffey Drug Project; An Garda Síochána; the City Clinic (HSE); Drug Treatment Centre Board; Dublin City Business Improvement District; Dublin City Council; Dublin Simon Community; Merchants Quay Ireland; the North Inner City Drugs Task Force; the South Inner City Drugs Task Force; Union for Improved Services, Communication and Education (UISCE).

The report takes a holistic approach to address the issues of the city centre. The group have set out their recommendations in the short, media and long term and under the headings of treatment, rehabilitation, homelessness, policing responses, planning and urban design, legislation and regulation and implementation.

Key findings of the report include.... Read more

Download "A Better City for All" - Full report, June 2012 (PDF 280KB)

Detoxification units should be more accessible - Report

Prevention and Education Parent Pack Launch June 15th 2012

As part of our Prevention & Education work we launched a “Parent Pack” on the 15th June 2012 in Ozanam House, Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1. Peter Sheridan, playwright and director from Dublin’s North Inner City officially launched the pack.

Maureen O’Sullivan TD is chair of the Prevention and Education group and we have developed a “Parent Pack” to be distributed to parents of 5th and 6th class pupils. Included in the pack will be information about children’s health and well being, details of local services, information on positive parenting and supports for parents as well as details of other links for further information. 

To see what's available in the Parent Pack click here.

For photos of the launch click here.

If you are interested in finding out more about the contact Miriam on or 01 8366592.

LYCS and ICON in partnership with Bloom
Public Meeting on the Financial Crisis

6.45pm Wednesday 6th June
LYCS Community Crèche, Old National School,
Lower Rutland Street, Dublin 1

Speakers: Hernan Mauro Langiotti (Social Activist from Argentina)
Gary Gannon (Activist from North Inner City)
Dr. Andy Storey (University College Dublin)
Nessa Ní Chasaide (Debt and Development Coalition / Bloom )

Chaired by Vincent Browne of TV3

For further information call Helena in LYCS Lourdes Youth & Community Services at (01) 8230860

ASIST Applied Suicide Invention Skills Training Workshop

Deora Project
14th-15 AUGUST, 2012
(Tuesday and Wednesday)

This training is sponsored by the North Inner City Drugs Task Force (N.I.C.D.T.F)

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.

Click here for further information.

For application form send email to: or telephone: 01 8364524/8550739
THE OASIS CENTRE, St Laurence’s Place East, Seville Place, Dublin 1