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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)

State-run rehabilitation centre Keltoi “must be re-opened" - Thomas Gould TD, Mark Ward TD9 March, 2022

23,000 people presenting to A&E with suicidal thoughts "extremely worrying" - Mark Ward TD7 March, 2022

Concerns over failure to reappoint National Director for Mental Health - Mark Ward TD4 March, 2022

HSE must be accountable for South Kerry CAMHS - Mark Ward TD3 March, 2022

Yet another National Eating Disorder Week without any government urgency - Mark Ward TD28 February, 2022

Immediate action required to address the huge Psychology staff shortage in CAMHS - Mark Ward TD23 February, 2022

Appropriate complaints mechanism for mental health services must be introduced - Mark Ward TD17 February, 2022

Any national review of CAMHS must include TUSLA - Mark Ward TD16 February, 2022

Department of Health has better ways to spend €460,000 of public money than sponsoring Operation Transformation - Mark Ward TD15 February, 2022

Long waiting list for child therapies forcing families into food poverty - Mark Ward TD3 February, 2022

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