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Dessie Ellis

Website: dessieellis.ie
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)

Councils must not allow RAS tenants to go homeless – Ellis9 April, 2013

Minister must meet with families struggling with shared ownership mortgages – Ellis21 March, 2013

Oireachtas Committee must question Councils on Traveller funding underspend – Ellis27 February, 2013

Immediate large scale housing inspection needed for Dublin city - Ellis27 February, 2013

Ellis welcomes new deadline for ending long term homelessness21 February, 2013

Ellis calls for building programme to deliver 9,000 social housing units20 February, 2013

Proposed taxi regulations are disproportionate and at odds with Constitution – Ellis19 February, 2013

Government housing policy nothing but charade and platitudes – Ellis19 February, 2013

Sinn Féin Dáil motion on social housing shortage launched15 February, 2013

Ellis calls for code of conduct for receivers of buy-to-let properties7 February, 2013

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