The Clondalkin Drugs Task Force was established in 1997. The function of the Task Force is to research, develop and implement a co-ordinated, locally appropriate response to substance misuse.
Our overall aim is to significantly reduce the harm caused to individuals and society by the misuse of drugs through a concentrated focus on the four pillars of the National Substance Misuse Strategy which are:
- Supply Reduction
- Treatment and Rehabilitation
Clondalkin Drugs Task Force
In order to achieve our goals, the Task Force relies on the work achieved by agencies and community groups who give of their time and dedication to sitting on committees and sub groups, developing policies and giving valuable input into how resources are allocated. The Clondalkin Drugs Task Force structure includes a management board and a number of working sub groups.
Task Force Staff:
Co-ordinator - Sandra Mullen
Prevention and Intervention Officer - Tara Deasy
Treatment & Rehabilitation Officer - Jennifer Clancy
Administrators - Eleanor Floyd & Laura Fox
Board of Management
The Board of Management is made up of representative across the sector of drug services and key stakeholders in the community.
Chairperson: Ray Mc Grath
Ray, formerly of Merchant's Quay Ireland, has over forty years experience of working in the field of substance addiction. He has been an active member of many boards during his career including the South Inner City Local Drugs Task Force. Ray graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2008 with an M.Sc. in Drug and Alcohol Policy.
Cathy Purdy - South Dublin County Council
Damien Murphy - HSE Drugs/Aids Service
Inspector Liam Casey- Gardai
Francis Timmons – Independent South Dublin County Council
Mark Ward – Sinn Fein South Dublin County Council
Ms. Maria Finn - Clondalkin Addiction Support Programme
Ms. Rosie McGlone Clondalkin Tus Nua
Ann Corrigan - Neart Le Cheile
Ms. Noreen Byrne - Community Representatives Forum
Doreen Carpenter - Clondalkin Travellers Development Group
David Lynch - South Dublin Partnership