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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)

Government must ensure completion of Ballymun Regeneration - Ellis6 March, 2012

Minister Kelly needs to clarify position of former republican prisoners – Ellis29 February, 2012

Taxi industry reform must deal effectively with oversupply – Ellis29 February, 2012

Ellis calls on government to look at repossession policies in light of Supreme Court ruling28 February, 2012

Sinn Féin TD summoned to court over participation in industrial action24 February, 2012

Minister must intervene to ensure that St Michael's Estate can proceed safely – Ellis21 February, 2012

Ellis welcomes introduction of Family Home Protection Bill3 February, 2012

NAMA leasing is not good deal for state or those in need of housing – Ellis2 February, 2012

Ellis welcomes overdue taxi industry report and calls for robust legislation1 February, 2012

Ellis ejected from Dáil as he defends EBS workers16 December, 2011

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