Bishop of Armagh calls for Government funding for Family Addiction Support Network in Dundalk



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A fundraiser has been set up by the group to keep their doors open beyond September.

The Bishop of Armagh has called on the Government to keep the Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) in Dundalk operating into the future.

It comes as a fundraiser has been set up in recent days by the group to keep their work going beyond the end of this month. 

Only a fraction of the required €15,000 has so far been raised through the addiction support group’s GoFundMe page, which they say is needed to keep their doors open beyond September. 

The FASN was founded 20 years ago, helping more than 250 families struggling with addiction across the North East last year. 

The Bishop of Armagh Michael Router has requested a urgent meeting with Minister of State for National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan, to discuss the issue. 

He says the FASN provides significant support to families facing all the stresses and strains that addiction brings” and it will be “devastating” if its forced to close.

Bishop Router also pointed to the Geiran report on Community Safety and Well-being in Drogheda published in March, which highlighted the group’s importance in response to the local drugs emergency.

 

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