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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)

Taxi Bill doesn’t do enough to help struggling industry – Ellis15 May, 2013

Ellis condemn racist attack on Dublin Bus driver15 May, 2013

First annual James Connolly Summer School hears of mortgage crisis in Ireland11 May, 2013

New study on slum conditions only tip of iceberg – Ellis8 May, 2013

Ellis condemns crawling pace of NAMA housing delivery3 May, 2013

Fine Gael and Labour failing those in need of housing – Ellis2 May, 2013

Slum conditions show need for better supports for tenants – Ellis26 April, 2013

Tenant evictions due to repossessions must be avoided – Ellis16 April, 2013

Rent Supplement limits unrealistic as rents rise – Ellis11 April, 2013

Proposed taxi regulations disregard Good Friday Agreement – Ellis10 April, 2013

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