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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)

Former residents must be at centre of resolving Priory Hall scandal - Ellis16 September, 2013

Moves to resolve Dublin Bus dispute very late but welcome – Ellis12 September, 2013

Fine Gael and Labour to force 4.5 million cut in homeless services in Dublin - Ellis12 September, 2013

Government policy is to blame for rise in homelessness - Ellis10 September, 2013

Ellis calls for re-instatement of Migrant Specific Accommodation Scheme27 August, 2013

Ellis welcomes plans to protect tenants during receivership16 August, 2013

Housing Minister dishonestly presenting massive cuts as boost – Ellis15 August, 2013

Central Bank and government must respect Credit Union’s ethos in Newbridge dispute: Sinn Féin15 August, 2013

Ellis supports pilots call for review Aviation Authority13 August, 2013

Housing need soars to record high as government do nothing – Ellis9 August, 2013

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