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North Inner City Drugs Task Force

May News 2010

The Annie Kelly Education Bursary 2010
The Annie Kelly Education Bursary 2010 is now open for applications. For full details on guidelines and eligibility and to download an application form please select the link below. Closing date for the receipt of applications for the first tranche of funding is Friday 25th June 2010. The Bursary will then open again in August for applications, closing date for applications to be received in the second tranche of funding is Friday 24th September 2010.
If you would like some further information please contact Patricia at 01 8366592
The North Inner City Drugs Task Force Is Seeking
A Part-Time administrative assistant

The North Inner City Drugs Task Force is seeking a part-time administrative assistant for a temporary contract (16 hours per week) mostly mornings but some afternoon work may be required. The main role of the administrator is to provide administrative and secretarial support to the Drugs Task Force, it will also involve engagement with community based services and agencies. There will also be some involvement with the public calling into the office. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to work on their own initiative and also to be part of a small team.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A very good standard of PC skills, Word, Excel, e-mail
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Possesses a very good level of general administration skills
  • Minute taking capabilities
  • Knowledge of updating a website will be an advantage.

Terms and conditions:

Hours: 16 per week
Salary: HSE grade 1V clerical

Contract Durations:
The contract will run from June to December (incl) 2010

Interested candidates should forward their CV and a letter of application outlining their suitability for the position to: Patricia O’Connell, Project Resource Officer, NICDTF.
22 Lower Buckingham St, Dublin 1 or e-mail

Closing date for applications is Thursday 10th June 2010

Seminar 6th May 2010
On the 6th May 2010, The North Inner City Drugs Task Force (NICDTF) along with the Treatment and Rehabilitation network held a morning seminar titled "Not For Human Consumption" in Ozanam House, speakers included Mel McGiobuin, Co ordinator of the Task Force, Dr Des Corrigan, Director of the School of Pharmacy TCD. Tony Duffin, Director of the Ana Liffey Drugs Project and Ruaidhri McAuliffe,Co ordinator of UISCE drugs project. The seminar was chaired by Professor Joe Barry, who is the chair of the Drugs Task Force.
There were over 80 people in attendance, predominantly staff from Drugs Services, Homeless Agencies and family counselling services. The aim of the seminar was to explain the risks associated with using headshop products and also how the products try to mimic illegal street drugs, cocaine, ecstasy etc.
To download copies of the presentations please go to our "Resources" section on our website and look under "publications" where the 4 presentations are listed or alternatively select here  as a link to the presentations.
We are hoping to run a series of seminars over the next few weeks targeting local communities and youth specific on this subject.
At the Seminar ‘Not For Human Consumption’ - Unregulated ‘Head Shop’ Substances and Their Risks in Dublin on 6th May 2010; Tony Duffin Director of Ana Liffey Drug Project presented the newly developed booklet ‘Use Your Head – Harm Reduction Information – Legal Highs or Otherwise’.
This booklet provides harm reduction information for individuals using psychoactive drugs - legal highs or otherwise. Issues covered within the booklet include general harm reduction information, useful contact telephone numbers, facts on overdose, the recovery position, rescue breathing and chest compressions.  The booklet has been developed in conjunction with Ana Liffey's Peer Support Programme and other stakeholders.  The response to the booklet has been extremely positive with over 2000 pre-publication orders from a range of community, voluntary and statutory drug services across Ireland.