Calling for a compassionate approach to
drugs in Ireland


Safer drug policy includes:

Public Health

Shift the emphasis of drug policy from criminal justice to public health.

Harm reduction programme

Provide supervised injection facilities and on-site health monitoring for people who inject drugs.


Reinvest police and prison resources into education.

Why ?

Here's some real facts.

Oireachtas visit to

During an Oireachtas visit to Lisbon in June 2015, they reported on how deaths have decreased in Portugal post-decriminalisation.

United Nations support

In June 2015, Ban Ki Moon came out in support of drug decriminalisation as an issue of human rights.

49% of students consume

The largest student drug survey in Ireland recently found that 49% of students consumed cannabis in the last 12-months. Prohibition does not deter drug use. We need to change the way we approach drugs for the best interests of our youth.

Our Supporters

Meet the people of our network

Paul Birch

Founder Bebo

Graham de Barra

International Human rights law

Fr. Peter McVerry

Founder Peter McVerry Trust

Anne-Marie Cockburn

Author, "5,742 Days"

Tim Bingham

Irish Needle Exchange Forum

Olivia Teahan

UCC Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Dan Kirby

DCU Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Dr. Garrett McGovern

General Practitioner

Barry Brown

CISTA Northern Ireland

Annie Hoey

VP Equality and Citizenship, USI

Gerard Roe

BeLonG To Youth Services

Brian Houlian


Olaf Tyaransen

Editor, Hot Press magazine

Luke "Ming" Flanagan

Member of European Parliament (MEP)

Emmett Smith

Member, NE Regional Drugs Task Force