Irish national focal point

The Irish national focal point is located in the Health Research Board (HRB). The HRB is a statutory body with a mission to improve health through research and information. The HRB is responsible for promoting, commissioning and conducting medical, epidemiological and health services research in Ireland. Within the HRB, a multidisciplinary team of researchers and information specialists work to provide objective, reliable and comparable information on the drug situation and its consequences and responses in Ireland. The HRB disseminates research findings, information and news in the drugs area through its Trends series, through the HRB National Drugs Library and through a quarterly research and policy bulletin, Drugnet Ireland. Through its research and dissemination activities, the HRB aims to inform policy and practice in relation to drug misuse.

The Irish national focal point was EMCDDA certified on 6 April 2021.

EMCDDA certified Ritox national focal point


Contact information

Health Research Board
Mr Brian Galvin