Day of Action 2018

City: Galway
Organisations: Students for Sensible Drug Policy

There was a canvas in Galway City to tell people about the campaign and direct them to a public consultation on personal possession happening in Ireland.



Day of Action 2017

The Union for Improved Services, Communication and Education for People who use Drugs (UISCE) and Recovery through Art, Drama and Education (RADE) teamed up to do a non-permament art-piece on the streets of Dublin. With the art in place, they engaged passing members of the community on the street, asking what they thought about the campaign messages and what the Global Day of Action represented.

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KBOO, 25 June 2017: #SupportDontPunish


Day of Action 2016

In Dublin, SSDP Ireland, Help Not Harm, Citywide, NORML and International Nurses Society on Addictions organised a media stunt in the city centre, including a fake prison and people dressed in prison uniforms. The objective was to raise awareness of repressive drug policies and their impact on prison overcrowding and health. The event was an opportunity to discuss the urgent need for drug policy reform.

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Day of Action 2015

SSDP Ireland organised events in 11 cities: Dublin, Cork, Dundalk, Cavan, Navan, Athlone, Ennis, Galway, Limerick and Wexford, including public gatherings, press releases, petitions for policy reform, and the release of the local campaign “Eanna Coughlan’’.

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Day of Action 2014

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Ireland coordinated a range of events in Athlone, Belfast, Cork, Dublin, Ennis, Galway, Limerick and Wexford. Activists helped to raise awareness through photos, information stands and public speeches.

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