Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Outreach Project CLG
Good governance means having structures and processes in place which ensure that the organisation’s decisions and actions show accountability, transparency and are in the best interest of the service users and community we serve.

Voluntary Board Members

  • Cian O Lonargain, Chairperson
  • Ciaran Walsh, Treasurer
  • Seamus Brennan, Secretary
  • Eileen Ryder
  • Elaine Forsyth
  • Tony Duggan
  • Donal Geoghegan

We are currently recruiting for a Board Member with clinical experience if you would like to discuss this role in greater details please complete the Expression of Interest Form and return to Anthea Carry at manager@drop.ie


Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Outreach Project CLG is a company limited by guarantee and has been approved by the Revenue Commissioners for charitable status.  Our registered charities number is 200646.  The organisation is funded at the discretion of the Government Departments, namely the Health Service Executive and the Department of Social Protection.  DROP also receives grants from time to time from various sources some examples being the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Drug and Alcohol Task Force, the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the Department of Justice Court Services.

Overview of governance achievements

DROP are on the adoption journey towards compliance with the Governance Code and to date we have completed approximately 75% of the process and aim to have full Governance Code compliance in 2018.

We are signed up to the ICTR’s Statement of Guiding Principles of Fundraising and have met all their criteria in relation to our fundraising policies and procedures.

In 2009 we signed up with Progression Routes in order to begin the process of implementation of Quality Standards in Alcohol & Drug Services (QuADS) which are now the National Standards for Better Safer Healthcare* suite of organisational policies and procedures. The aim of the adoption of these policies is to develop a clear set of policies and procedures which are good practice and sector compliant. The implementation process involves the review and development of organisational policies in the areas of Governance, Human Resources, Operations and Service User related. To date we have implemented 40 new policies across the organisation.

In 2012, with the support of the DLR Drug & Alcohol Task Force and EncludeIT a custom built Client Relationship Management (eCASS) System was developed for DROP and was implemented in 2013. This system allows us collate all our service user data in one safe and secure place and allows us track and report on client numbers and outcomes.

List of our key policies for download

Code of Practice
Fundraising-Policy (Currently under review)

Audited Accounts

2017 Annual Financial Statements
2016 Annual Financial Statements
2015 Annual Financial Statements

 *The National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare are the quality standards framework developed by Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in 2012. These National Standards apply to all healthcare services (excluding mental health) provided or funded by the HSE including, but not limited to, addiction services.