About us

History Background

The Finglas Addiction Support Team (FAST) was originally set up by a group of volunteers from the Finglas community who realised that there were limited services for drug users and family members in the area.

Since 2004 the service has grown and continues to develop into a diverse service widely used by people within the Finglas community.

Our most recent strategic plan is available here:

FAST Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Our Vision

Leading an innovation centre of excellence where people can recover and have fulfilled lives in their community.

Our Mission

To provide accessible quality services for those affected by drug and alcohol use and mental health issues.



Incorporating values of dignity, integrity, empowerment and quality into our interactions at all levels, we endeavour to create a respectful and confidential environment that will support our participants to achieve their personal recovery goals and to connect with their families and the community.  We are committed to integrity and accountability in our work and to evidence based practice which will allow us to make continous improvements in our service.


The team at FAST pride themselves in making every effort to provide a dignified, quality, professional service to all who participate in the service.

Barbara Condon - CEO

Mick Williams - Head of Services

Tom Bissett - Polydrug Use Service Co-ordinator

Natalie Carr - Project Worker

Andy Robertson - Addiction Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Linda Phillips - Family Support Service

Eda Inan - Mental Health Case Worker

Loraine Giltrap - Mental Health Case Worker

Trish Mestres - Project Worker

Sinead O'Brien - Head of Finance & Operations

Jimmy Dixon - Caretaker

Donna Mc Carthy - Administrator

Bernadette Nerney - Reception

Patrick Donoghue - Reception

Dave Shipsey - Holistic Service, Acupuncture


Finglas Addiction Support Team is funded by the HSE/Finglas Cabra Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force as part of the National Drug Strategy (NDS).




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