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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 change budget to save Finglas Meals on Wheels – Ellis7 December, 2011

Public cannot afford higher fares – Ellis6 December, 2011

Burton overseeing attack on already struggling rent supplement recipients – Ellis5 December, 2011

Taxi Review Report now long overdue and must be published – Ellis1 December, 2011

Cabinet using housing position to keep Labour backbenchers in line – Ellis28 November, 2011

Delay in taxi review report will not be acceptable – Ellis25 November, 2011

Government must not put up employment obstacles to former political prisoners – Ellis23 November, 2011

Minister’s failure to meet Priory Hall families unacceptable – Ellis22 November, 2011

Ellis supports campaign to retain and improve bus services17 November, 2011

Minister must stop subsidy of toll operators – Ellis17 November, 2011

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