Citizens' Assembly on Drug Use

Citizens' Assembly Recommendations & Report

May 2024:  Membership of Oireachtas Joint Committee on Drugs is finalised.  The committee was established to examine and act on the report from the Citizens' Assembly on Drugs Use.

January 2024: Report of the Citizens' Assembly on Drug Use published.   Report Here

October 2023: Citizens’ Assembly on Drugs Use agreed 36 recommendations.   Summary here

Submissions and CA Sessions and  information

Citywide Submission - A Community Development Response

  • Citywide Submission to the Citizens' Assembly called for the decriminalisation of the people who use drugs. It also called for the re-establishment of an independent Combat Poverty Agency, resourced to tackle the well-established links between poverty and drug harm:  Download here
  • Citywide Community Drugs Projects Video:


Anna Quigley at CA panel discussion on innovative supports for families and communities 

Community Submissions to The Citizens' Assembly on Drug Use 

   1. Ringsend Community Services Forum in partnership with Neurodiversity Irishtown Ringsend & Pearse Street -  Submission

   2. Clondalkin Addiction Support Programme (CASP) -


  3. UISCE - Now You See Me Campaign & Submission. View all of the Now You See Me videos here:

   4. Pavee Point - 
 Developed in partnership with UISCE, the Traveller Drug Advisory Group and Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre, this video highlights the Traveller-lived experience of addiction.

Information from the Citizens' Assembly 

Website for the Citizens' Assembly:

Assembly Sessions - Watch the Sessions: