The main purpose of the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) is to collect comparable data on substance use among European students aged 15 and 16 in order to monitor trends within, as well as between, countries. The 2019 wave of the ESPAD survey marked the 7th occasion that Ireland has participated in this collaborative international project. Findings were published in November 2020. 2019 ESPAD survey European results 2019 ESPAD survey Irish results
The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study 2018 is the sixth time that data of this kind have been collected from young people (school going children aged 9-18 years) across the Republic of Ireland. Substance use questions cover tobacco, alcohol and cannabis use.