Policy Reports

Irish government policy on the drugs situation is set out in the national drug and alcohol strategy:
The Drugs Policy Unit of the Department of Health oversees, coordinates and reports on the implementation of the National Drugs Strategy, which aims to tackle the harm caused to individuals, families and communities by problem drug and alcohol use in Ireland through the five pillars of supply reduction, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and research.

Link to Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs Use webpage 2023 - A Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs Use has been established to consider the legislative, policy and operational changes Ireland could make to significantly reduce the harmful impacts of illicit drugs on individuals, families, communities and wider Irish society. The Assembly is made up of 100 people, including 99 members of the general public and one independent chairperson.  Link to Citizens’ Assembly on drugs use publishes full 36 recommendations.