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The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction coordinates the work of 30 National Focal Points that act as monitoring centres gathering and analysing drug-related information in their own countries (28 EU member states, Norway and Turkey) and supplying data to the EMCDDA. The Irish Focal Point to the EMCDDA is based in the Health Research Board.  Each year it provides a report on the drug situation in Ireland which is prepared according to common data-collection standards and tools. 

This report is separated into a series of themes and these are presented below. 

  1. Drug policy
  2. Drugs
  3. Drug markets and crime
  4. Harms and harm reduction
  5. Legal framework
  6. Prevention
  7. Prison
  8. Treatment

 HRB compares the Irish drug situation with the rest of Europe (May 2017)


EMCDDA European drug report 2017


The drugs situation in Ireland: an overview of trends from 2005 to 2015 (July 2017; Produced to inform the Irish drug and alcohol strategy 2017 - 2025)


National reports from previous years are available at National reports 2004 - 2016