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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 (226)

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

Money seized by CAB being returned to communities a positive step forward - Mark Ward TD8 February, 2023

54% increase in children waiting on psychology treatment - Mark Ward TD7 February, 2023

Government must fully implement Sinn Féin solutions for CAMHS - Mark Ward TD1 February, 2023

We need mental health services that empower our children and young people to fulfil their potential - Mark Ward TD and David Cullinane TD28 January, 2023

Everything must be done to prevent Cork CAMHS beds closures – Mark Ward TD26 January, 2023

Families failed by CAMHS scandal want answers from Dáil debate - Mark Ward TD24 January, 2023

Damning Mental Health Commission report finds CAMHS services are beyond crisis point - Mark Ward TD23 January, 2023

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