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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 (224)

CAMHS Galway non-compliance issues must be addressed - Mark Ward TD12 January, 2023

Sinn Féin mental health survey lays bare experiences of ordinary people attempting to access mental health services - Mark Ward TD12 January, 2023

Winter plan fails people in mental health crisis - Mark Ward TD10 January, 2023

Recruitment and staff retention issues affecting rollout of specialist eating disorder teams - Mark Ward TD9 January, 2023

Further delays in opening of eating disorder services are unacceptable - Mark Ward TD6 January, 2023

False promises by Government over CAMHS beds reopening - Mark Ward TD5 January, 2023

Minister kept in the dark by the HSE about escalated CAMHS concerns - Mark Ward TD8 December, 2022

Lessons must be learned from Central Mental Hospital failings - Mark Ward TD6 December, 2022

Minister must clarify government response to fresh CAMHS concerns - Mark Ward TD1 December, 2022

Children’s mental health care reaches crisis point - Mark Ward TD28 November, 2022

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