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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 (223)

Delay of mental health crisis de-escalation team unacceptable – Mark Ward TD27 April, 2023

Scandalous increase in CAMHS waiting list since Maskey Report - Mark Ward TD21 April, 2023

Still no specialist perinatal inpatient unit on the Island of Ireland - Mark Ward TD18 April, 2023

CAMHS investment insulting - Mark Ward TD18 April, 2023

Urgent investment needed to cut CAMHS wait times, as waiting lists soar – Mark Ward TD12 April, 2023

Sinn Féin to introduce legislation to tackle increase in young people using Nitrous Oxide - Mark Ward TD4 April, 2023

70% of young people attending adolescent addiction services previously attended CAMHS - Mark Ward TD29 March, 2023

Mark Ward TD welcomes confirmation that dual diagnosis service will reopen in 20248 March, 2023

Government attempts to regulate psychologists "shambolic and lacking urgency" - Mark Ward TD6 March, 2023

Access to Jigsaw for mental health supports should be based on need and not location – Mark Ward TD24 February, 2023

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