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Dessie Ellis

Website: dessieellis.ie
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)

Housing crisis will not be solved by familiar Government rhetoric – Ellis14 June, 2016

24 hour mental health crisis support cannot wait – Ellis31 May, 2016

Housing is a right, not a privilege – Ellis28 May, 2016

Athbheochan na Gaeilge faoi lán sheol i mBaile Átha Cliath Thiar Thuaidh - Ellis19 May, 2016

Government trampling on the most vulnerable with mental health cut – Ellis28 April, 2016

Public won’t be fooled by delays, abolish water charge now – Ellis27 April, 2016

Minister must tackle Irish Rail's hostile approach to workers concerns – Ellis26 April, 2016

Dessie Ellis TD opens Saturday session of Sinn Féin Árd Fhéis addressing the issue of transport23 April, 2016

Government policy leading to even fewer social homes in 2016 – Ellis19 April, 2016

Transdev should grasp opportunity for meaningful negotiation - Dessie Ellis TD18 April, 2016

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