March 16, 2021
“This short paper will give advocates for the decriminalisation of personal drug use – a greater insight into policy options; an understanding as to why advocates working together is important; insight into when to do the heavy lifting and who to do it for; there are many more insights within this document from the advocates we have worked with recently. The overall message is to persevere, work together and bring people along with you to achieve your advocacy position – we hope this paper helps advocates in this regard.” Tony Duffin, CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project
March 16, 2021
Ana Liffey Drug Project is recruiting Project Workers for its Assertive Case Management Team based in Dublin City Centre.
January 26, 2021
Drug-related intimidation – such as attempts to recover drug debts or otherwise enforce discipline in drug markets through actual or threatened violence – is a complex issue that requires cooperation across the community to address effectively, according to a report today published by the Ana Liffey Drug Project. ‘Debts, Threats, Distress and Hope – Towards Understanding Drug-Related Intimidation in Dublin’s North East Inner City’ is the final report of the drug-related intimidation initiative, a project set up in September 2019 to look at the issue in the local area. The report reveals that over 4 in 5 respondents to an online survey aimed at those living and/or working in the NEIC area were aware of drug-related intimidation as an issue in the area, with over 1 in 5 reporting that they had experienced it themselves.
September 23, 2020
July 3, 2020
Watch the new video produced by the LSE International Drug Policy Unit. The video highlights how COVID-19 has, generally, amplified drug policies across the world – jurisdictions with punitive policies become more punitive; and jurisdictions with progressive policies become more progressive.
July 1, 2020
Dublin has outperformed even best-case scenarios for COVID-19 mortality among homeless and drug using populations, according to a new report released today (Wednesday 1 July).
The paper ‘Saving Lives in the time of COVID-19 – Case Study of Harm Reduction, Homelessness and Drug Use Dublin, Ireland’ reveals that a pragmatic and well-coordinated government response alongside housing provision and the expansion of harm reduction services, saved lives and ensured the protection of a vulnerable group.
April 28, 2020
A report published by Ana Liffey Drug Project today highlights the increase in use and availability of street tablets and an increase in the number of deaths and non-fatal overdoses involving benzodiazepines and other prescribable drugs in recent years in Ireland. It also notes changes in drugs markets, with purchasing online bringing significant regulatory challenges.
January 2, 2020
At the beginning of the last decade the sale, and consumption, of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) had become a significant problem in Ireland. As a new decade begins, Tony Duffin, CEO of Ana Liffey, looks back on some of what happened with regard to NPS.
December 16, 2019
In a new video for the #SaferFromHarm campaign, Nicole Ryan, whose brother Alex died of a drug related death in 2016, is calling for a compassionate response to people who use drugs, free from shame and stigma.
December 16, 2019
If you do take drugs over the festive season – follow these Harm Reduction tips. #SaferFromHarm
December 11, 2019
This morning Ana Liffey Drug Project launch their 2018 Annual Report. The event took place in the offices of Dublin Town at their offices on Middle Abbey Street.
August 6, 2019
June 6, 2019
Founded in 1982, in North Inner City Dublin as a response to the then emerging heroin epidemic within the community – the Ana Liffey Drug Project continues to work hard to support the communities we work within and the individuals most affected by problematic drug use. One of the main purposes of the Ana Liffey is to engage with people who are actively using drugs; to journey with them; and to help them make healthier choices.
May 17, 2019
Madelyn Portley named as Ana Liffey’s volunteer of the year!
April 25, 2019
Ana Liffey is now recruiting Project Workers for a variety of roles in our Dublin services.
Are you non-judgemental, flexible & hard working?
Do you want to help people with complex & multiple needs?
If the answer yes & yes – then consider applying to work for the Ana Liffey Drug Project.
April 3, 2019
Marian Keyes, Damien Dempsey, Emmet Kirwan, James Kavanagh, Philly McMahon and many others have joined the #SaferFromHarm campaign to decriminalise people who use drugs. In a new campaign video Marian Keyes recognises that “how we currently treat drug users does not work and needs to change”, while Damien Dempsey believes that “we need to treat drug use as a health issue, not a criminal issue.”
March 11, 2019
We’ve just added the 1996 Annual Report from Ana Liffey Drug Project. Yes, that’s right from 23 years ago!
You can read it here.
March 8, 2019
Figures released today by the Health Research Board show that there were 736 drug related deaths in Ireland in 2016 – over two people a day. The National Drug Related Deaths Index (NDRDI), which is compiled on an annual basis from a variety of sources nationwide is the most reliable source of data on drug related deaths in the state.
February 13, 2019
HOMELESSNESS AND ADDICTION campaigners have expressed concern after a new report showed that the rate of deaths among homeless people in Dublin was up to 10 times higher than the general population.
January 20, 2019
January 13, 2019
January 12, 2019
December 29, 2018
December 22, 2018
December 15, 2018
November 26, 2018
Ana Liffey Drug Project provided harm reduction & welfare interventions to festival goers at Electric Picnic 2018.
November 24, 2018
November 22, 2018
November 22, 2018
October 8, 2018
May 26, 2021
President Higgins today welcomed Ana Liffey Drug Project CEO, Mr. Tony Duffin, to Áras an Uachtaráin.
President Higgins, as Patron of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, took the opportunity to pay tribute to the remarkable response by front line service providers to mitigate the threat posed by Covid-19 to homeless and the at-risk drug using populations.
January 30, 2021
Ana Liffey Drug Project has been providing low threshold, harm reduction services in Ireland since 1982. We have dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic teams who work hard to uphold our ethos and provide quality services to some of Ireland’s most vulnerable people.
We seek to recruit ethos driven, compassionate and professional employees. In turn we offer a wide range of supports and benefits as well as opportunities for learning and development.