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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 (247)

Unacceptable CAMHS wait times for young people with suicidal ideation - Mark Ward TD11 September, 2023

No perinatal inpatient care for mothers and babies on the island of Ireland - Mark Ward TD & Órlaithí Flynn MLA6 September, 2023

Reform of the Mental Health Act must get priority publication - Mark Ward TD5 September, 2023

National standards must be developed for monitoring antipsychotic medication in children - Mark Ward TD4 September, 2023

Multi-agency approach required to tackle Dublin street crime - Mark Ward TD1 September, 2023

Government must support Sinn Féin legislation to regulate CAMHS – Mark Ward TD31 August, 2023

Budget 2024 must prioritise youth mental health and National Clinical Programmes - Mark Ward TD30 August, 2023

Sinn Féin propose legislation to regulate CAMHS - Mark Ward TD29 August, 2023

Government must intervene to ensure specialist course in children’s mental health is reinstated - Mark Ward TD23 August, 2023

Postcode lottery of services for children attending CAMHS must end - Mark Ward TD22 August, 2023

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