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March News 2013


SAOL International Women's Week Events

Presentations from ‘It’s different for women’ and feedback from ‘It’s time to talk’ can be found at

Photos from the three days can be found on various pages of our website – particularly and

We hope to have videos of the presentations from ‘It’s different for women’ and from ‘International Women’s Day’ available soon and I will let you know as soon as they are ready 



Citywide are holding a seminar on the issue of Drug-related Intimidation in Communities on Tuesday April 9th in St. Andrew’s Resource Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

This will be an opportunity for Project and Family Support Workers to discuss experiences of intimidation in the communities that they work in.

The seminar will also discuss participation in a forthcoming HRB research project which aims to investigate effective responses to the issues raised.  It is important that those working in drug projects and with families attend this seminar so that we can get an ove

The seminar will also feature presentations from speakers including:

·         Johnny Connolly, Research Officer, Health Research Board. Drug-related intimidation in the wider community.

·         Megan O’Leary, National Family Support Network: Drug Related Intimidation Reporting Programme

·         Phillip Jennings, Safer Blanchardstown – Research report:  Tackling Intimidation – a collective response to the Iceberg of Intimidation

The seminar will run between 10am and 1.30pm and lunch will be provided

E-mail Lisa at or call 01 8365090 to book your place

The Snug Counselling Service are hosting a service of Hope and Commeration on the 12th of June for families in the NICDTF area who have lost a loved one or been affected by addiction. This will take place in Halston Street Churchon Wednesday 12th June 2013 at 7.30pm

We would like to invite all theprojects in theNorth Inner City Local Drugs Task Force to get involved in this event.

We plan to make a quilt for this event and all projects are invited to participate by making a square to represent each of the services in the NICDTF. The quilt making courses will start on March 25th. The course will run for 9 weeks on Monday mornings starting on Monday 25th March 2013 and finishing on June 3rd.

If you would like your organisation to be part of this very historic and memorable process please contact Erika at the number below.

On Behalf of The Snug Counselling Service Erika Comerford
0872735358 / 8786231.


A eight anthrax related death has been reported in Scotland bringing the total of cases reported to eight.

Click here to view the link to the news report

LYCS Human Rights Week

Public Meeting

From 1913—2013

Workers’ Rights are Human Rights

Thursday 14 March


LYCS Créche, Old Rutland St School, Rutland St


Pádraig Yeates, Author of Lockout: Dublin 1913

Sandra Sierra, Human Rights Worker from Guatemala

Paul Hansard, Local Trade Union Activist

Mariaam Bhatti, Domestic Workers Action Group

Please contact Helena on 8230860 or to let us know you are coming


Information about Anthrax and Heroin Users

A seventh anthrax related death has been reported in the UK over the weekend bringing the total of cases reported to seven. 

Click here to view the report.

As a result of this latest case, the NICDTF have issued an anthrax alert.

Anthrax can be cured with antibiotics but early treatment is very important. Please view the following documents to find out about early symptoms, and for details of where to go in the North Inner City for treatment or further information:

What Staff need to know: Download here.

Anthrax Notice for clients and service users: Download here.

INPUD (International Network of People who Use Drugs): Anthrax Information for Heroin Users Download here.


Ozanam House Adult Education Programme for Spring 2013 will commence in April 2013.

To view brochure please click here

Please Note


Monday 8th April 2013

09.00am to 8.00pm 





















You are warmly invited to the launch of
Stand Up! 2013

Wednesday 6th of March 2012
6.30 - 8.30pm (confirmed)
The Rotunda
City Hall
Dame Street, Dublin 2

Special Guests:

Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald TD
Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur for Child Protection
Donal Óg Cusack, Cork Hurler

Plus - Amazing Speeches & Performances by Young People!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Stand Up! is generously supported by the
Department of Education & Skills

Please RSVP by 3pm, Monday 4th March:  



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