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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)

Ellis welcomes second tranche of money for Gleann Riada works27 November, 2012

Money for work on Gleann Riada welcome but not enough – Ellis22 November, 2012

Receivers of rent supplement must be protected from losing homes – Ellis6 November, 2012

Stop interfering, Ellis tells Hogan31 October, 2012

Lack of regulation caused Pyrite contamination– Ellis18 October, 2012

Sinn Féin housing spokesperson expresses serious health and safety concerns on Gleann Riada estate in Longford13 October, 2012

Minister launches new buses while cutting service – Ellis12 October, 2012

McLellan and Ellis congratulate the Irish team competing in the Homeless World Cup9 October, 2012

Emergency workers must be protected – Ellis5 October, 2012

Refocus on ending long term homelessness needed - Ellis4 October, 2012

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