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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 (206)

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

Gardaí have been gatekeepers for mental health services "for far too long" - Mark Ward TD6 July, 2022

The government have missed an opportunity to make Ireland a world leader in capacity legislation - Mark Ward TD1 July, 2022

Mental Health treatment should be based on need, not on ability to pay - Mark Ward TD30 June, 2022

Less than 6% of eating disorder patients admitted to hospital receive specialist care - Mark Ward TD27 June, 2022

Huge increase in waiting times for Jigsaw requires urgent action - Mark Ward TD15 June, 2022

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