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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 Dáil Éireann. 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 (441)

New legislation aims to tackle anti-social behaviour faced by Quad and Scrambler Bikes - Ellis2 June, 2017

Cabinet has not discussed the recent increase in bin charges – Ellis24 May, 2017

Minister Naughten must intervene in new pay-by-weight bin charges – Ellis23 May, 2017

Action needs to be taken to ease Dublin's transport crisis – Ellis11 May, 2017

24/7 crisis intervention services for mental health needed immediately – Ellis3 May, 2017

Jobstown trial ‘ludicrous’ – Ellis24 April, 2017

Loss of Jobs in Office Direct/Viking Direct ‘a severe blow to employees, their families and the wider community’ – Ellis10 April, 2017

Minister needs to keep his word and support Water Committee report – Ellis6 April, 2017

We must break the cycle of failure in the Mother and Baby Homes – Ellis24 March, 2017

Meakstown growth needs to be catered for – Ellis23 March, 2017

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