Increased funding allocated to combat drug and alcohol abuse

The Southern Regional Drugs Task Force is to increase the support given to communities and groups in Kerry attempting to combat drug and alcohol abuse. Priorities which have been identified by the task force include community projects, the employment of link workers, and the provision of training for pubs and clubs staff. Task Force Chairman, Kevin Davis says that new funding will allow the group to increase the support it can make available, and will allow it to become more pro-active.