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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)

Over three years of NAMA and just 179 homes delivered for social housing – Ellis6 February, 2013

Taxi regulations must honour Good Friday commitments – Ellis24 January, 2013

Senator Mooney should withdraw discriminatory comments – Ellis23 January, 2013

Council tenants can't bear cost of Home Tax - Ellis23 January, 2013

Carbon Monoxide detectors must be made mandatory for homes – Ellis15 January, 2013

Ellis challenges Flanagan to follow up his remarks with action on truth process28 December, 2012

Emergency funding to protect homeless needed – Ellis19 December, 2012

Rent increase with no return: Ellis7 December, 2012

Budget is more than motorists can bear -Ellis5 December, 2012

Limbo not acceptable for O’Devaney Garden residents – Ellis3 December, 2012

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