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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 703 - Departmental funding [11972/15]. (24 Mar 2015)


703. Deputy Finian McGrathasked the Minister for Health if he will support a community programme (details supplied) in Dublin 5 in its efforts to initiate a new care service for young cannabis users; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11972/15]

 

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): My Department approved €38,640 from the Drugs Initiative this year for the Reach Out Project administered by the Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme. This funding was allocated to the project on the basis of a recommendation from Dublin North East Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force. The Reach Out Project is a new service providing support for young people to reduce their cannabis, cocaine and alcohol use.

 

Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme has also been allocated €317,618 in HSE funding in 2015 for other community based drugs initiatives.

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