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Dessie Ellis TD


Dessie Ellis

Phone: (01) 6183006/Mobile: 0868541941

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Dessie Ellis - Spokesperson on Drug addiction

Dessie was born, raised and educated in Finglas and still lives locally. He has served as a TD for Dublin North West since 2011.  

Before that he served as a Dublin City councillor for almost 12 years. Dessie is a lifelong republican and was incarcerated for almost 10 years for his political beliefs. 

He has spent his most of his life involved in community politics and is currently a member of the Joint Policing Committee, the Finglas Safety Forum, the Ballymun Safety Forum and the Finglas/Cabra Drugs Task Force. 

Dessie has held a number of portfolios during his time in Leinster House. He has been the Sinn Féin spokesperson on Transport and he was also the Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing.  He is currently the spokesperson on Drugs. 

Dessie has spoken regularly in the Dáil making many contributions in debates on national and local issues such as climate change, the drugs problem, homelessness, housing, health and much more. 

He has brought many motions and issues to the floor of the Dáil including for example proposed legislation on the regulation of scrambler and quad bikes.

He has been involved in many campaigns over the years, most recently he campaigned against the water charges, for marriage equality and for repealing the Eighth Amendment.

Constituency Office details/Clinic times: Full time Constituency office. Open to Public 9.30am to 12.30 pm Monday to Friday and Monday,Wednesday and Friday 2.00 to 4.00pm. 

Axis Centre, Ballymun 6pm to 7pm Thursdays. 


Statements (442)

Removal of homeless families from Ballymun Travelodge 'a result of failed government housing policy' - Dessie Ellis TD22 April, 2021

Dessie Ellis TD appeals to parents not to buy quads and scramblers as Christmas presents28 November, 2019

Fianna Fáil and government refuse to back Sinn Féin bill regulating scramblers and quad bikes on green areas18 October, 2018

“Community must be the priority” in Metro North development – Dessie Ellis TD20 June, 2018

Legislation on quads and scramblers must be prioritised – Dessie Ellis TD11 June, 2018

Dessie Ellis TD calls on Government to avert growing crisis in RAS Scheme17 May, 2018

Government failure to build homes highlighted by demand for hotels during concerts and sporting events – Ellis16 May, 2018

Minister must consider more viable options regarding the Metro North project - Dessie Ellis TD18 April, 2018

Dessie Ellis TD thanks emergency services for “courageous work” in dealing with Ballymun fire22 March, 2018

Dessie Ellis TD raises need to tackle grooming of children by drug couriers8 March, 2018

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