CLDATF Board Membership

Role of Drugs Task Force Members

The Drugs Task Forces are given a key role by the Government in responding to the drug problem. Their composition reflects the need to ensure locally-based responses that complement existing or planned drug programmes and services. In this context, the part played by individual Drugs Task Force members in representing their particular agencies or sectors is pivotal to the success of the initiative and demands active participation in all the Drugs Task Force’s work, including decision-making. The establishment of the DTFs gives the statutory, community and voluntary sectors, as well as public representatives, a unique opportunity to work together in preparing and implementing an integrated strategy to address the issues relating to drug use & misuse. This requires the development of shared values, which promote co-operation and collaboration. For this to happen, however, it is important that all involved are clear as to their roles and responsibilities.


Aaron O’ Connell Chairperson Independent
Cllr Kenneth O’ Flynn Cork City Council Public
Cllr Colm Kelleher Cork City Council Public
Cllr Dan Boyle Cork City Council Public
Cllr Paudie Dineen Cork City Council Public
Mr. Martin Davoren Community Representative (Cork South Central) Community
Ms. Sheila Connolly Community Representative (Homeless & Ex-prisoners) Community
Ms. Natalie O’ Regan Community Representative ( Cork Southwest) Community
Ms. Sinead Ni Lachtnain Community Representative (Cork Northwest) Community
Vacant Community Representative (Cork Northeast) Community
Vacant Community Representative (Cork Southeast) Community
Ms. Orla Egan Community Representative (LGBTQI+) Community
Ms. Noreen O’ Reilly Community Representative (Traveller CoI) Community
Mr. Voyteck Bialeck Community Representative (Migrant CoI) Community
Ms. Sandy McGroarty Cork City Council (Social Inclusion) Statutory
Ms. Edel Cunningham Cork Prison Statutory
Mr. Michael Carey Cork ETB Statutory
Mr. Cathal Geraghty Cork ETB Statutory
Mr. David Lane HSE Co-Ordinator of Drug and Alcohol Services Statutory
Ms. Norma O’ Brien Department of Social Protection Statutory
Det Insp. Daniel Coholan Garda Siochana Statutory
Sgt. Michael O’ Connell Garda Siochana Statutory
Ms. Eimear Cooley/ Mr. Richard Dunne Probation Services Statutory
Vacant Tusla Statutory
Vacant Liaison Person-DPU DPU
Vacant Youth Voluntary Youth
Mr. John Calnan Voluntary Cluster Voluntary
Ms. Kate Gibney Co-Ordinator Southern Regional Drugs Task Force SRDATF