Tony Duffin

Tony Duffin

Growing up in London, Tony Duffin frequently saw people drinking and using drugs on the city streets. This birthed an inherent desire in him to work with and support those with addiction issues. In 2005, this affinity lead Tony to take up the role of CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project - an Irish charity who’s Sole Patron is President Michael D. Higgins.

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Tony Duffin is CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project. Operating in Dublin and the Midwest or Ireland, the organisation reaches people who are often taking multiple drugs, sleeping rough and experiencing mental and physical health difficulties.

Tony also played a key role in opening Ireland’s first emergency accommodation for young people who inject drugs; the provision of Ireland's first wet residential service for entrenched street drinkers; successfully advocating for legislative change to allow for the existence of Supervised Injecting Facilities; and championing the decriminalisation of people who use drugs.

A graduate of the Diploma in Drug Dependence from the Addictions Department of Kings College London, he also holds an MSc in Drug and Alcohol Policy from Trinity College Dublin, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Research in Health Practice through the University of Bath.