Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force Community Representatives

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Local Drugs Task Forces were set up in 1997 to develop a more effective response to the drug crisis that was devastating many communities. Taskforces comprise a partnership between the statutory, voluntary and community sectors. Taskforces develop and implement a local drugs strategy for their areas by co-ordinating all relevant programmes and working to address gaps in services. In 2013, alcohol was included in the remit of the Drugs Task Forces.

Community Voices 

Community voices are esential in the response to drugs. The overall objective of having Community Representatives on Drug and Alcohol Task Forces is to ensure that the work of the Task Forces is based on and informed by the reality of drug use and how it impacts on communities and, the need to identify the most appropriate, relevant and timely responses for those communities. 

The Community Representative Network

CityWide facilitates the Taskforce Community Representatives Network by bringing people together to support each other, exchange information and to identify key policy issues and develop responses. The network meets a number of times each year to discuss issues specific to the role of community reps.

Who are the Representatives?

There are six community representatives on each LDATF. Community Reps are nominated in a number of ways but the following criteria should be considered:

  • That there is an appropriate geographical spread of representation for the area;
  • Groups with a strong track record in community development should nominate
  • Community Reps should have or develop the relevant knowledge and experience of the drugs issue necessary to play a full and productive role on the Taskforce;
  • People should have the active support of the communities they represent

More information about the LDATF Community Rep here

Locations of LDATFs

Twelve LDATF's operate in the Dublin area, one in Bray and one in Cork city:


4 Drumfinn Park, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10.

Phone: Gary Roche | Project Officer | 087 148 6080
Email: info@ballyfermotldatf.ie
Web: https://ballyfermotldatf.ie/



Axis Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, D9.
Phone: 01 8832142
Email: info@ballymundtf.ie
Web: http://ballymunlocaldrugstaskforce.ie/index



37a Coolmine Industrial Estate, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 

Phone: 01-8249590 /  087 6779086
Email: jim@bldtf.ie
Web: https://blanchardstowndrugstaskforce.ie/



Block B, Civic Centre, Main Street Bray
Phone: 01-2803335 / 086-605 7147
Email: brayldtf@gmail.com

Web: http://www.braytaskforce.com/


Canal Communities

c/o Addiction Services, Bridge House, Cherry Orchard Hospital, Ballyfermot, D10.
Phone:01 795 5645 or 086 384 5542
Email: elaine.whelan1@hse.ie
Web: www.ccldtf.ie



A1 Weatherwell Business Park, Clondalkin Dublin 22.

Phone: 01 4579445
Email: Coordinator@cdatf.ie

Web www.clondalkindrugstaskforce.ie


Cork City

Kinvara House, Dublin Hill, Cork
Phone: 021 - 4930100
Email: enquires@corkdrugandalcohol.ie
Web http://www.corkdrugandalcohol.ie/


Dublin 12

Bridge House, Cherry Orchard Hospital, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10

Phone: 07669 55657/ 01-4558940
Website: https://www.dublin12ldatf.ie/


Dublin North East

The Mornington Centre, 44A Malahide Road, Artane Roundabout, Dublin 5
Phone: 01 8465070
Email: reception@dnetaskforce.ie
Web: http://www.dnetaskforce.ie/


Dublin South Inner City

Address: Bridge House, Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10.
Phone: 01 6206438
Email: keri.goodliffe@hse.ie.
Website: https://sicdatf.com/


Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown

Address: Unit 8, Leopardstown Office Park, Burton Hall Avenue, Dublin 18, D18 XY47

Phone: 086 107 1745 / 086 107 1748 / 087 108 8119

Email:  info@dlrdatf.ie
Web: https://dlrdatf.ie/


Finglas / Cabra

Address: 27 Annamoe Terrace, Cabra, Dublin 7.
Phone: 01 830 7440
Email:  john.bennett@finglascabraldtf.ie
Web: http://www.finglascabraldtf.ie/


North Inner City

22 Lower Buckingham St., D1.
Phone: 01 8366592
Email:  admin@nicdatf.ie

Web: http://www.nicdatf.ie



c/o South Dublin County Partnership Block 3, County Hall Belgard Square North Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Phone: 01 464 9303

Email: grace.hill@sdcpartnership.ie
Web: http://tallaghtdatf.ie/