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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 must intervene to hold more talks on Luas dispute – Ellis14 January, 2016

Government only bringing chaos to A&E – Ellis14 January, 2016

State has abdicated housing responsibilities to private landlords – Ellis21 December, 2015

1500 homeless children will be government legacy on housing – Ellis17 December, 2015

Government spend on council housing construction down 80% under Fine Gael/Labour – Ellis9 December, 2015

Sinn Féin would ensure fairness for renters – Ellis4 December, 2015

Government have ensured higher rents for tenants – Ellis2 December, 2015

Government must act to protect those at risk of homelessness – Ellis1 December, 2015

Sinn Féin to use Private Members Time to move Rent Certainty and Prevention of Homelessness Bill 201530 November, 2015

Modular units are not a solution to social housing shortage – Ellis26 November, 2015

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