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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)

Minister Coveney is missing a chance to alleviate rental crisis - Ellis8 December, 2016

Primary healthcare centre needed for Finglas – Ellis7 December, 2016

Time for new thinking from Minister Naughten and the Government on bin charges – Ellis7 December, 2016

Ellis welcomes reports that pay-by-weight bin charges to be dropped6 December, 2016

Government vote against rent certainty ‘a vote against families’ – Dessie Ellis TD1 December, 2016

Social Welfare Bill enforcing a two tier society – Ellis11 November, 2016

Rock should name politicians who attacked him for refusing pay rise – Ellis31 October, 2016

Budget 2017 doesn't add up for transport – Ellis21 October, 2016

Ellis calls on public to support Sinn Féin Housing Day of Action21 October, 2016

Independent Planning Regulator only option – Ellis20 October, 2016

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