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Mark Ward TD


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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 (120)

Minister Donnelly must meet with representatives of psychology trainees - Mark Ward TD20 January, 2022

Almost 100,000 children left waiting on routine dental appointments - Mark Ward TD12 January, 2022

No emergency departments currently meet minimum level of staffing for self-harm - Mark Ward TD11 January, 2022

Public consultation open for Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Bill - Mark Ward TD10 January, 2022

“Please don’t blame the messenger” is HSE response to mental health funding model - Mark Ward TD15 December, 2021

Funding for Climate Action should not be at the deficit to Mental Health - Mark Ward TD14 December, 2021

Pilot mental health crisis de-escalation team for Limerick 'welcome' - Mark Ward TD & Maurice Quinlivan TD13 December, 2021

Figures expose ‘scandal’ of children’s health waiting times – Mark Ward TD10 December, 2021

Questions need to be answered on mental health funding process - Mark Ward TD9 December, 2021

9,332 children waiting for physiotherapy appointments - Mark Ward TD7 December, 2021

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