Local and Regional DATFs

Local and Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces (LDATFs and RDATFs) play a key role in assessing the extent and nature of the drug problem in their areas and coordinating action at local level so that there is a targeted response to the drug problem in local communities. They implement the National Drugs Strategy in the context of the needs of their region or local area through action plans which have identified existing and emerging gaps in the following areas:

  • Supply reduction
  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Rehabilitation and
  • Research

Drug and Alcohol Task Forces comprise representatives from a range of relevant agencies, such as the HSE, the Gardaí, the Probation and Welfare Service, Education and Training Boards, Local Authorities, the Youth Service, as well as elected public representatives and Voluntary and Community sector representatives.

Local Drug and Alcohol Task Forces were originally set up in areas with the highest levels of drug misuse.  Following the establishment of Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces under the first National Drugs Strategy (2001-2008), all areas of the country are covered by a Drug and Alcohol Task Force. There are 14 Local Drug and Alcohol Task Forces (LDATFs) and 10 Regional Drug Task Forces (RDATFs).  View the list of Task forces below.

Funding from the Drugs Initiative supports local projects set up by Drug and Alcohol Task Forces in the areas of curbing local supply, prevention and awareness and research.


Ballyfermot LDATF Addiction Services Bridge House
Cherry Orchard HospitalBallyfermot Dublin 10 Tel:  01-6206488www.ballyfermotldtf.ie 
Ballymun LDATFAxis Centre Main Street Ballymun
Dublin 9 Tel:  01-8832142www.ballymunlocaldrugstaskforce.ie 
Blanchardstown LDATF2nd Floor Parkside Main St
MulhuddartDublin 15 Tel: 01-8249590 www.bldtf.ie 
Bray LDATF Block B Civic Centre Main Street
Bray Co Wicklow Tel: 01 2744230brayldtf@gmail.com 
Canal Communities LDATF Addiction Services Bridge HouseCherry Orchard HospitalBallyfermot

Dublin 10 

Tel:  01-6206413


Bluebell, Inchicore & Rialto
Clondalkin LDATF Unit 5 Oakfield Clondalkin
Dublin 22 Tel:  01-4579445www.clondalkindrugstaskforce.ie 
Cork City LDATF 1st Floor Kinvara House, Dublin Hill, Cork Tel:  021–4930100 www.corkdrugsinfo.ie  Cork City
Dublin 12 LDATF Addiction Services Bridge House Cherry Orchard  HospitalBallyfermotDublin 10 

Tel:  01-6206457 


Crumlin, Drimnagh, Kimmage &  Walkinstown
Dublin North East LDATF The Mornington Centre 44a Malahide Road,  Artane,Dublin 5 Tel: 01-8465050 


Coolock, Darndale, Donnycarney, Artane & Killbarrack
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown LDATF Southside Partnership 7 Rock Hill Main St
Blackrock Co Dublin Tel:  01-7060125 www.dlrdrugtaskforce.ie 
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown
Finglas/Cabra LDATF 121 Broombridge Close Ballyboggan Road Dublin 11 Tel:  01-8307440www.finglascabraldtf.ie  Finglas, Cabra
North Inner City LDATF22 Lower Buckingham Street Dublin 1 Tel:  01-8366592 www.nicdtf.ie Dublin 1, 3 & 7 (part)
South Inner City LDATF Addiction Services Bridge House Cherry Orchard HospitalBallyfermot Dublin 10 

Tel:  6206438


Ringsend, Dublin 2 & 8
Tallaght Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force c/o Dodder Valley Partnership County Hall, Block 3Belgard Square North

Tallaght Dublin 24 

Tel:  01-4649300


Tallaght, Whitechurch
East Coast RDATF HSE Offices Block B Civic Centre
Bray Co Wicklow Tel: 01 2744132www.ecrdtf.ie 
East Wicklow
Midland RDATF Athlone Health Centre Coosan Road AthloneCo Westmeath Tel: 090 6483105


Laois, Longford, Offaly & Westmeath
Mid-Western RDAF Unit 5 Steamboat Quay Dock Rd. Limerick Tel: 061-445392www.mwrdtf.ie  Clare, Limerick, Limerick City & Tipperary NR
North Dublin RDATF Unit 25Town Centre Mall Swords Village
Co. DublinTel: 01-8131786www.ndublinrdtf.ie 
North Dublin City & Fingal
North Eastern RDATF1 Castle Street Kells Co. Meath Tel: 046-9248642 www.nedrugtaskforce.ie  East Cavan, Louth, Meath & Monaghan
North Western RDATF Development Centre Cleveragh Road Sligo   Tel: 071-9143027 www.nwdrugtaskforce.ie  Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo & West Cavan
Southern RDATF First Floor Kinvara House Dublin HillCork Tel: 021-4930100   Cork & Kerry
South Eastern RDATF Substance Misuse Service St Otteran’s Hospital John’s HillWaterford Tel: 051-848864 www.serdatf.ie Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary SR, Waterford & Wexford
South Western RDATF Block A, Maudlins Hall Dublin RoadNaasCo. Kildare           

Tel: 045-875111


South & West Dublin City, South County Dublin,  Kildare & West Wicklow 
Western RDATF Unit 6 Galway Technology Park Parkmore Galway  Tel: 091-480051www.wrdtf.ie  Galway, Mayo & Roscommon