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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)

Revenue must work to see Target Express jobs saved – Ellis28 August, 2012

Minister’s approach to CIE draws into question his commitment to public transport provision - Ellis25 July, 2012

Reduction of TDs a populist move that will undermine democracy – Ellis24 July, 2012

Ellis welcomes report on Pyrite and calls for swift action18 July, 2012

Banks must be obliged to resolve debt – Ellis12 July, 2012

Government and local authorities must stop offensive on social housing – Ellis21 June, 2012

Local authorities best placed to run commercial vehicles tests: Ellis23 May, 2012

Equality proofing of housing policy essential to ending LGBT discrimination – Ellis17 May, 2012

Ellis condemns slow progress on NAMA units11 May, 2012

Government must act on Shared Ownership repossessions10 May, 2012

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