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2006 Drugs estimate refuels debate on governance, Issue 17, Spring 2006


Pike, B.

Subject Keywords: Drugs initiative
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Other Outputs
Type: Article
Region: Republic of Ireland

In November 2005 €34.027 million was voted for the Drugs Initiative, which funds the local and regional drugs task forces, and the Young People’s Facilities and Services Fund (YPFSF), in 2006 – an 8 per cent increase on the allocation for 2005 and ‘well in excess of inflation’ according to the government. The community sector strongly criticised this estimate, calling for an additional €8 million to €15 million, to fund the projects identified following the creation of the Emerging Needs Fund in January 2005. In February 2006, the government revised its drugs estimate upwards by a further €8.979 million. As well as criticising the 2006 drugs estimate, the community sector raised a series of concerns with regard to governance – the rules, processes and behaviour that affect the way in which powers are exercised4 – or, in short, decision-making with regard to drugs policy in Ireland.





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Suggested citation:

Pike, B.. (2006) 2006 Drugs estimate refuels debate on governance, Issue 17, Spring 2006 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 21st October 2018].


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