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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)

Mark Ward TD welcomes Mental Health Parity of Esteem Bill passing second stage27 November, 2020

Change in attitudes towards mental health needed at highest level of policy making and governance - Mark Ward TD25 November, 2020

Our prisons are not the place for people who are mentally ill - Mark Ward TD25 November, 2020

Report into Dublin suicide deaths requires proactive response - Mark Ward TD12 November, 2020

Senator Regina Doherty should provide clarity on Pieta House board membership – Mark Ward TD5 November, 2020

Halloween a time for solidarity among our communities and emergency services - Mark Ward TD30 October, 2020

Be on Call for Ireland a gimmick when it comes to mental health recruitment - Mark Ward TD28 October, 2020

Closure of gyms will have a detrimental impact on people's mental and physical health - Mark Ward TD21 October, 2020

Road map for mental health services needed ahead of tighter Covid restrictions - Mark Ward TD19 October, 2020

Budget 2021 must advance parity of esteem for mental health – Mark Ward TD8 October, 2020

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