More than 700 people  gathered in Roscrea, Co Tipperary tonight to discuss the problems of drug dealing and youth suicide in the town.

The meeting was organised by parents who are concerned about an increase in drug dealing in the area.

It was attended by local gardaí, Health Service Executive representatives, teachers and youth workers.

The organisers say they want to see an increased garda presence, along with a proper educational programme in schools to teach children about the dangers of drugs.