Progress made with alcohol forum

Donegal County Council Manager Seamus Neely said that work between the Council, the Joint Policing Committee and the Northwest Alcohol Forum has resulted in “quite a lot” of work being done to highlight the alcohol abuse.

Donegal County Council Manager Seamus Neely said that work between the Council, the Joint Policing Committee and the Northwest Alcohol Forum has resulted in “quite a lot” of work being done to highlight the alcohol abuse.

Speaking at last Friday’s Joint Policing meeting in Lifford, Mr Neely said the council “may take a more direct input” into the forum. He said they held a successful meeting with Eamon O’Kane director of the Northwest Alcohol Forum and Mayor Cora Harvey and it was hoped these “proactive” measures would help raise the profile of their work and “help those who need help”.

Joint Policing Committee member, Councillor Bernard McGuinness said future work with the forum should be expanded to include working with the Gardai, HSE and VEC.

The NWAF covers Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim and is focused on challenging the negative aspects of alcohol culture in the Northwest.