Conference of North Inner City Drugs Taskforce

27th November, 2011

This morning Ray and I attended a conference organised by the Inner City Drugs Taskforce. In this meeting we heard a variety of contributions from different organisations involved in responding to drugs.

I learnt a number of things from the morning.

First – poly drug use or use of multiple drugs is a growing and massive problem.

Second – deaths and threats due to drug debts is more frequent. Some users are becoming dealers in response to money they owe.

Third – staff in this area are under relentless and exacting pressure, all exacerbated by cut backs.

Will raise these and other points in the Dail.