Research and Reports


A Better City For All

Following the establishment in 2010 of the Dublin City Local Business Policing Forum, the issue of substance misuse related anti-social behaviour in Dublin city centre became a recurring item of discussion. A Strategic Response Group (SRG) was formed with the objective of developing ways to build sustainable street-level drug services and address related public nuisance. The SICLDTF was a member of this steering group.

To download the final draft of the report, ‘A Rapid Assessment Research (RAR) of drug and alcohol related public nuisance in Dublin City Centre’ by Dr. Marie Claire Van Hout and Tim Bingham – published in December 2012 – please click here

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An Assessment of the Prevalence of Drug Misuse in South Inner City Dublin

In May 2011, South Inner City Drugs Task Force commissioned research to assess the prevalence of drug misuse in South Inner City Dublin. The research was based on two sources of information, 1) focus groups and personal interviews with service users attending some of the Task Force projects, and 2) information obtained from HSE and HRB reports, and other literature.

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Drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in Ireland, January 2011

This paper presents new National Drug-Related Deaths Index figures on drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in 2008, and updates previously published figures for the years 1998–2007.

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Count Us In:  Tackling early school leaving in South West Inner City Dublin: An integrated response

A 2007 report commissioned by: The South Inner City Community Development Association (SICCDA) with the support of funding by the South Inner City Local Drugs Task Force.

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Directory of Services in the South Inner City Area

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Developing Drug and Service User Forums

In 2006 members of the task force and drug users from the area participated in a conference which took place in the Royal Dublin Hotel, O’Connell St. The conference was significant in that it was the first time that drug service users had come together to specifically discuss drug service user involvement in the drug task force process and drug services generally.

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Young People’s Use Of Services, a 2006 Report

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