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# dessie-ellis - Friday 29 November, 2019

'It bypasses the democratic process': Eight-storey apartment block approved despite local TDs' concerns

245 apartments are set to be constructed as part of the development on Finglas Road.

# dessie-ellis - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Sinn Féin members were warned of 'disciplinary action' for talking to media without approval

Here’s how party HQ has been attempting to keep internal rows out of the headlines.

# dessie-ellis - Monday 5 February, 2018

Ballymun Sinn Féin councillor resigns citing 'orchestrated bullying campaign' in area

Noeleen Reilly said she first raised concerns with the party leadership four years ago.

# dessie-ellis - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Sinn Féin councillor suspended, TD 'censured', following meeting of party board

The disciplinary measures relate to an ongoing alleged feud between party representatives in north Dublin.

Sinn Féin's Northern policing spokesman filmed removing clamp from car with bolt cutters

Gerry Kelly found his car clamped on a Belfast street on Friday morning.

# dessie-ellis - Thursday 23 March, 2017

FG TD feels 'vindicated' after ruling says he didn't defame Sinn Féin TDs in Dáil Alan Farrell This post contains videos

FG TD feels 'vindicated' after ruling says he didn't defame Sinn Féin TDs in Dáil

The Committee on Procedure ruled that Alan Farrell didn’t breach Dáil privilege.

# dessie-ellis - Thursday 15 December, 2016

'You're going to be shot': Sinn Féin TDs detail death threats received over Brian Stack Dáil row

Dessie Ellis said he’s passed on the threatening letters to the gardaí.

# dessie-ellis - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Fine Gael TD insists he is not linking Sinn Féin deputies to Brian Stack murder

Alan Farrell said he was merely calling on Sinn Féin deputies to make a statement.

# dessie-ellis - Friday 25 November, 2016

Regulations to crack down on Dublin rickshaw drivers could be on the way soon

Transport Minister Shane Ross said discussions have recently taken place between Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority.

# dessie-ellis - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

NCT inspector apparently refused to test car because there were dog hairs in it

A TD made the claim in the Dáil today.

# dessie-ellis - Thursday 20 August, 2015

'Every time Alan Kelly picks up the phone to a journalist, the Irish Water policy changes'

The government – and particularly Alan Kelly – are getting hammered over the latest controversy.

# dessie-ellis - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Why John Delaney has been ringing around TDs in the last few days...

The FAI chief executive has been on the phone to discuss a possible appearance before the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee.

# dessie-ellis - Sunday 3 May, 2015

Are taxi drivers at greater risk of being robbed? We asked some to find out

One Sinn Féin TD thinks taxi signs get attention from “undesirables”.

# dessie-ellis - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Sinn Féin's Dublin chair steps down after row over candidate selection Exclusive

Eamonn Nolan temporarily stepped down from his role following a row over the addition of a second candidate in Dublin North-West. The matter is now subject of an internal investigation.

# dessie-ellis - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Mary Lou says Alan Kelly has her 'quaking in her stilettos' Sarcasm Alert This post contains videos

Mary Lou says Alan Kelly has her 'quaking in her stilettos'

Meanwhile, a Syrizan minister got TWO standing ovations at Sinn Féin’s Ard Fheis.

# dessie-ellis - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

'If children are being left without a home, what are any of us doing here?'

TDs have been debating a Sinn Féín-proposed motion on homelessness.

# dessie-ellis - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Watch: Gerry Adams talks the Seanad, Dáil reform and Budget 2014

The Sinn Féin president says that his party will “ferociously argue” against budget measures that would “heap the burden” on families and carers.

# dessie-ellis - Friday 13 September, 2013

'I can't kiss you on the lips': Little talk of Seanad as Gerry Adams canvasses in Dublin

The Sinn Féin president was popular as he walked the streets this morning but people were more interested in getting their picture with him than discussing the upper house.

# dessie-ellis - Friday 14 June, 2013

There are 7 new homeless people in Dublin everyday

Dublin City Council Homeless section says 2.5 people will exit homelessness every day.

# dessie-ellis - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

94 people will be sleeping rough on Dublin's streets tonight

It’s a 28 per cent increase in the number of people sleeping rough when compared to April last year.

# dessie-ellis - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Aaron McKenna: This apology for Jerry McCabe’s death should not be slated

You may not agree with Sinn Féin, but criticising Gerry Adams for apologising is pure political point-scoring.

# dessie-ellis - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Fine Gael, Sinn Féin in war of words over Dessie Ellis claims

FG chairman Charlie Flanagan said Dessie Ellis’s refusal to discuss British claims that he was involved in IRA murders were “utterly disgraceful”.

# dessie-ellis - Friday 28 December, 2012

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis rejects allegations of involvement in 50 IRA murders

A newly-released British document claims that Ellis was involved in the murder of 50 people by the IRA in the north and south during the Troubles but he has rejected these claims.

# dessie-ellis - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

TD says state must cover cost of pyrite damage

Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis said the state allowed regulations which failed to stop contamination and failed to legislate to protect people.

# dessie-ellis - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Your essential round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Attempted eviction postponed after Sinn Féin TD intervenes

Dessie Ellis intervened in an attempted eviction of a woman and her daughter from their council house in north Dublin after a dispute over rent arrears.

# dessie-ellis - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Dáil returns for new year with wages on the agenda

A controversial bill on agency workers is on the table today – but one TD has warned his peers to keep things in perspective…

# dessie-ellis - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Opposition TDs outline plans for Household Charge boycott

Socialists and others have outlined a campaign where they will urge 1.6 million households not to register for the charge.

# dessie-ellis - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Sinn Féin TD and independents say they won’t pay household charge

Over half-a-dozen TDs say they will not pay the €100 tax when it comes into effect in the New Year with a number of Sinn Féin deputies considering their options.

# dessie-ellis - Sunday 27 February, 2011

The Half Hour Fix: 12.30am

Every hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.