Posts by Seán Crowe TD

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Crowe raises situation in Catalonia in the Dáil

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has raised the disturbing situation in Catalonia in the Dáil with Minister for European Affairs, Helen McEntee. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “Yesterday we saw some extremely disturbing events unfold in Catalonia, when the Spanish Guardia Civil raided the headquarters of the Catalan Government, arresting 14 high […]

Crowe condemns Spanish police raids of Catalan Government offices

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has condemned this morning’s Spanish police raids of Catalan Government Departments and the arrest of 12 senior officials. Crowe called the raids and arrests as unprecedented in recent history and a threat to democracy. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “A majority of Members of the democratically elected […]

Crowe welcomes Ibrahim Halawa’s acquittal

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has welcomed the news that Ibrahim Halawa has been acquitted of all charges in an Egyptian court. Crowe, the Sinn Féin Foreign Affairs spokesperson, said it is imperative that the Irish government now ensure he is allowed return to Dublin as soon as possible. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “It […]

Proposed return of bedsits a backward step and non-runner – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the leaked proposal, supposedly coming from Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy to restore the bedsit option, as a backward step and a non-runner. The Sinn Féin TD said the current housing crisis needed new and modern thinking and this backward step of reintroducing bedsits was not a healthy […]

Irish naval ship’s presence at arms fair totally insensitive – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has described the presence of the Irish naval vessel, the LÉ Samuel Beckett, at an international arms fair in London, following their high profile refugee rescue missions, as totally inappropriate and insensitive. Crowe also said the decision to send the ship raises serious contradictions in the […]

Crowe calls for overhaul of hospital waiting list system

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the current hospital waiting list system, made up of over 650,000 patients awaiting life changing operations, as cruel and obviously not delivering for these patients in a fast or efficient manner. The number of people on waiting lists in Tallaght Hospital alone increased by 198 in August, […]

Homeless figures rise as do nothing government presides – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West and Sinn Fein TD, Seán Crowe, has described the rise in homeless figures as an indictment of this government’s do nothing approach and a clear indication of their abject failure to get to grips with the housing crisis. The Department of Housing’s latest homeless figures for July show an increase of 78 […]

Fire safety breaches found in new Primary Schools unacceptable – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described breaches found in fire safety at a number of new primary schools across the State as unacceptable and bordering on criminal neglect. A recent fire safety audit commissioned by the Department of Education found breaches of fire safety standards at five newly built primary schools in Dublin, […]

Ireland must do more to help Rohingya refugees – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has said the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar, carried out by the military and extremist Buddhist militias, is barbaric and clearly ethnic cleansing. Crowe has called on Ireland and the international community to do more to stop this ethnic cleansing, and to offer practical help […]