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

  • Eileen Ryder, Chairperson
  • Ciaran Walsh, Treasurer
  • Seamus Brennan, Secretary
  • Wendy Phillips (Clinical)
  • Elaine Forsyth (Community)
  • Niamh Mc Cabe (Human Resources)
  • Colette Byrne (Strategy)


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 have undertaken a review of our Governance in line with the Charities Governance Code and are on target for 2020 Compliance with the code and 2021 Reporting on Compliance to the Charities Regulatory Authority.

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.

Board Recruitment 2023
We currently have vacancies on our board and welcome expressions of interest.  If you are interested in becoming an integral part of the DROP community please complete and return the Expression of Interest Form along


List of our key policies for download

Code of Practice
Corporate & Financial Policy
Policy & Procedure on Payroll
Reserves Policy
Governance Handbook
Fundraising-Policy (Currently under review)

Audited Accounts

2022 Annual Financial Statements
2021 Annual Financial Statements
2020 Annual Financial Statements
2019 Annual Financial Statements
2018 Annual Financial Statements
2017 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.