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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 (201)

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

Staggering increase in children refused treatment by CAMHS - Mark Ward TD18 August, 2022

7% increase in patients waiting on Psychology appointments 'unsustainable' - Mark Ward TD16 August, 2022

No trainee psychologists hired despite €38 million HSE investment - Mark Ward TD15 August, 2022

Recruitment process of newly-qualified clinical psychologists requires urgent review - Mark Ward TD20 July, 2022

Emergency in children's mental health care worsening under Taoiseach’s watch - Mark Ward TD18 July, 2022

€5.4m seized from criminals by CAB must be reinvested in disadvantaged communities - Mark Ward TD8 July, 2022

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