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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)

CIÉ needs investment and support of Minister and government - Ellis17 July, 2013

New disability funding welcome but not enough – Ellis3 July, 2013

Ellis welcomes new integrated public transport app26 June, 2013

Eight new homeless people in Dublin everyday – Ellis13 June, 2013

Better transport options not higher tolls - Ellis5 June, 2013

Tenants rights must be protected and supported equally – Ellis29 May, 2013

EU must not reward Israel for breaking law and destroying airports – Ellis29 May, 2013

37% increase in rough sleepers in Dublin since 201128 May, 2013

Fare hikes in CIÉ play into Fine Gael privatisation agenda – Ellis23 May, 2013

Government actively blocking former political prisoners from employment – Ellis15 May, 2013

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