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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)

Government needs to clarify position on Rural Transport Network – Ellis15 June, 2011

Ellis welcomes terms of reference for Taxi Review8 June, 2011

Jobs and first class services must be at heart of decision on capital projects – Ellis1 June, 2011

Ellis welcomes belated review of taxi legislation18 May, 2011

Taxi drivers and customers must be protected with strong legislation – Ellis17 May, 2011

Carey’s order for Corrib gas pipeline an act of disgraceful political cynicism – Ellis19 April, 2011

Ellis calls for guarantee of funding for Drugs Task Forces14 April, 2011

Rachel Peavoy should have been housed long ago – Ellis7 April, 2011

Community Service Bill makes sense – Ellis7 April, 2011

Thousands face removal from housing waiting lists as a result of new income thresholds22 March, 2011

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