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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)

Budget is another missed opportunity to move towards a fairer society – Ellis19 October, 2016

Ellis welcomes affordable housing in Poppintree14 October, 2016

Mean and predictable budget from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil - Dessie Ellis TD11 October, 2016

It’s okay not to be okay, that is the message – Ellis6 October, 2016

Minister Ross's failure to intervene in Dublin Bus strike is the first step on privatisation agenda – Ellis22 September, 2016

Government must deliver on rail infrastructure for Dublin North West – Ellis20 September, 2016

As Fianna Fáil backtrack it’s now time to abolish water charges – Ellis12 September, 2016

Ellis calls on Minister to allocate extra Gardaí to Ireland’s fastest growing urban area5 September, 2016

Rising homeless figures extremely worrying - Ellis2 September, 2016

Government must take action on record emergency accommodation figures immediately – Ellis30 August, 2016

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