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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)

Need for cross party effort to tackle homeless crisis - Dessie Ellis TD31 March, 2016

State must act to protect tenants from homelessness – Ellis22 March, 2016

Dessie Ellis TD welcomes progress for Luas workers17 March, 2016

Luas operator plan for strike breaking is unacceptable -Ellis14 March, 2016

Housing, health and water are the issues the people want discussed – Ellis13 March, 2016

Deputy Ellis reiterates call for government intervention in LUAS dispute11 February, 2016

Our communities deserve better protection, more Gardaí – Dessie Ellis TD6 February, 2016

Rents still rising due to Labour failure – Ellis1 February, 2016

Government policy ‘is making the housing crisis worse’ – Ellis26 January, 2016

Kelly must scrap measures to reduce housing standards – Ellis25 January, 2016

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