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O'Dwyer calls for an updated community analysis for the Clondalkin area

Chris O'Dwyer, the Local Area Representative for the Labour Party in Clondalkin-Rathcoole is calling on Minister Feighan to fund a reviewed community analysis of drug and alcohol use in the Clondalkin area. O'Dwyer said: "The last community analysis took place in 2016 and provided essential information for local addiction services. Clondalkin has changed a lot since 2016 and as reported in local media, drug dealing is happening in broad daylight "Drugs tourism has also become a new trend via the Clondalkin-Fonthill station. People are coming to Clondalkin from more rural regions to score their drug of choice in neighboring estates and then returning to their home counties. The Clondalkin Drug and Alcohol task force has been leading the harm reduction response to this by providing harm reduction information and making drug users aware of services in their home counties. "We had a local government TD hold up a canister of nitrous oxide in the Dail and whilst the rise of nitrous oxide use is cause for alarm it is only the tip of the iceberg. If we had a renewed community analysis that TD would know that cocaine, crack and psychoactive drug use has increased in younger people.

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