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Spokesperson for Mental Health

Mark Ward is the Sinn Féin spokesperson on Mental Health and TD for the Constituency of Dublin Mid-West.

Mark was co-opted to South Dublin County Council in 2016 when Eoin Ó Broin was elected to the Dáil. Mark went on to top the poll in the North Clondalkin, Palmerstown, Lucan ward in 2019. He was then elected in the by election in 2019 was returned in the general election of  2020 alongside Eoin Ó’Broin TD.

As Spokesperson for Mental Health mark has introduced some key pieces of legislation

Mark is a qualified Behavioural Therapist and specialised working with people with addiction and dual diagnosis issues. He is from Clondalkin and lives in Lucan, has three children and a long history of activism in his community.  A personal highlight was the privilege of being the first person from his  area to be elected to the position of Mayor of South County Dublin. A lifelong Dublin GAA supporter, Mark currently mentors two teams with Round Towers GAA.

Name: Mark Ward

Constituency: Dublin Mid-West

Portfolio: Spokesperson on Mental Health

Oireachtas Committees: Sub-committee on Mental Health and Committee on Children, Disability, Equality and Integration and Youth

Contact Details

Aras Rulach, Neilstown Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Tel: 01 626 6758 | 086 212 3416

Email: [email protected]

Oireachtas contact: Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Tel: 01 618 3381

Statements (177)

Minister for Mental Health fails to address pay equity issues for trainee educational psychologists in Budget 2023 - Mark Ward TD29 September, 2022

Government revert to smoke and mirror tactics in Mental Health Budget - Mark Ward TD27 September, 2022

Growing crisis in the provision of mental health services in Dublin - Mark Ward TD23 September, 2022

North Kerry CAMHS review must hold HSE to account - Mark Ward TD20 September, 2022

Tánaiste unwilling to face facts of HSE recruitment failures - Mark Ward TD19 September, 2022

Government’s failure in children’s mental health "exposed on the international stage" – Mark Ward TD7 September, 2022

Concerning increase in the number of people contacting eating disorder services – Mark Ward TD6 September, 2022

Only 70% of CAMHS beds are operational - Mark Ward TD26 August, 2022

Radical overhaul of Ireland’s mental health system required - Mark Ward TD24 August, 2022

Sinn Féin launch Mental Health Services Experience survey – Mark Ward TD22 August, 2022

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