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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)

'Serious concerns' over the rise of crack cocaine use - Dessie Ellis TD15 February, 2018

ODCE in drastic need of reform – Ellis1 February, 2018

More resources needed to reduce social housing maintenance backlog – Ellis31 January, 2018

Metro North delay ‘posing a real threat to economic development of Dublin’ – Ellis26 October, 2017

North Finglas needs a Primary Care Centre, not more empty promises from Government – Ellis25 October, 2017

Budget 2018 lacked real initiatives to resolve the homeless crisis – Ellis19 October, 2017

Plans to close Glasnevin Avenue Post Office ‘defy logic’ – Ellis18 October, 2017

Dunsink site urgently needs development for housing – Ellis18 October, 2017

Budget 2018 ‘big on words but empty on real solutions’ – Ellis12 October, 2017

Focus on vacant homes ‘welcome, but only part of the solution’ – Ellis14 August, 2017

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