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[newstalk.ie] , Byrne, Brian Senior Gardaí calls for dedicated drug safety agency. (19 Nov 2013)

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A Chief Superintendant said it should operate in a similar structured fashion to the Road Safety Authority

A senior member of the Gardaí has called on the Government to establish a dedicated agency to prevent drug-related deaths.

Chief Superintendent Mick Finn proposes that authorities launch a Drug Safety Agency and operate it in a similar manner to the Road Safety Authority if they're serious about slashing the number of drug deaths.

Finn told a special joint policing committee meeting on heroin in Cork that while the Gardaí works to stop drug suppliers, help needs to be provided for drug users and those born into areas of social deprivation where reliance on drugs is more common.....


Item Type:News
Date:19 November 2013
Subjects:MM-MO Crime and law > Justice system > Law enforcement agency > Police (Garda)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Harm reduction policy
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction

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