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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 337 - Drug and alcohol task forces [48074/17]. (14 Nov 2017)


337. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health  the expenditure on the drugs strategy in County Louth in each of the years 2011 to 2016 and to date in 2017; the funding sought and approved by each of the programmes for these years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48074/17]

 

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne):  The North East Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force is responsible for coordinating the implementation of Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery - A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025, which replaced the previous drugs strategy which expired at the end of 2016. The table below shows the Task Force project funding for this Task Force from 2011 to 2013. The Department of Health is not in a position to provide details of funding specifically relating to County Louth in that period.

 

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North East Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force

2011

2012

2013

NE-1

North East Region Family Support Network

€5,000

€5,000

€3,508

NE-2

Operational Budget

€155,651

€168,090

€160,000

NE-4

Meath Community Drug & Alcohol Response

€91,000

€126,500

€126,500

NE-6

Turas Counselling Services Ltd

€200,000

€200,000

€200,000

NE-7

Cavan Monaghan Drug Awareness

€173,750

€185,000

€185,000

NE-13

ISPCC Prevention Projects

€50,000

€40,000

€40,000

NE-14

ISPCC Meath

€50,000

 

 

NE-15

Louth Community Drug & Alcohol Team

€91,010

€126,500

€126,500

NE-16

Turas Counselling Services Ltd

€15,885

€15,358

€15,358

NE-18

Needle & Syringe Programme

€52,500

€55,000

€55,000

NE-19

Tabor Lodge

€80,000

€20,000

€0

NE-22

Cocaine Initiative

€45,750

€44,643

€44,642

 

Total

€1,010,546

€986,091

€956,508

With effect from 1 January 2014, operational and financial responsibility for all projects supported by the Task Force transferred from the Department of Health to the Health Service Executive. The HSE has been requested to provide the Deputy with details of projects funded through the Task Force from 2014 to date, as well as expenditure on addiction services in County Louth from 2011 onwards. Information is not directly available on expenditure under the Strategy by other departments, agencies or sectors at local level.

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