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Drug Task Forces

Local Drugs Task Forces were established in Ireland following the report of the Ministerial Task Force on Measures to Reduce the Demand for Drugs (1996). There are 14 Local Drugs Task Forces, 12 in Dublin, one in Cork and one in Bray. There are also 10 Regional Drugs Task Forces. Task Forces include representatives from statutory agencies, the voluntary sector, local communities and public representatives.

Drugs Task Force areas:

• ECRDTF East Coast Regional Drugs Task Force (DTF) - South-east Dublin city and county and East Wicklow, including the two LDTF areas within these boundaries
• MRDTF Midland Regional DTF - Counties Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath
• MWRDTF Mid West Regional DTF - Counties Clare and Limerick, and North Tipperary
• NDRDTF North Dublin City and County Regional DTF - North Dublin city and county, including the five LDTF areas within these boundaries
• NERDTF North Eastern Regional DTF - Counties Cavan, Louth, Meath and Monaghan
• NWRDTF North West Regional DTF - Counties Donegal, Leitrim and Sligo, and north-west Cavan
• SERDTF South East Regional DTF - Counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford, and South Tipperary,
• SRDTF Southern Regional DTF - Counties Cork and Kerry, including the Cork LDTF area
• SWRDTF South Western Regional DTF - South-west Dublin, west Wicklow and County Kildare, including the six LDTF areas within these boundaries
• WRDTF Western Region DTF - Counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon

Drug Task Force websites

Report on the review of drugs task forces, 2012