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Flaws in the childcare and early years sector need to be addressed – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said that the revelations on the recent RTÉ Investigates programme about childcare facilities raises serious questions for legislators and society in general about how we look after our children. The Sinn Féin TD said that the government and the Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone, need to get real […]

Report highlights Government’s abject failings in child and family homelessness

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has said the annual ‘Report Card’ published by the Children’s Rights Alliance again highlights that the Government is failing in its commitments to end child and family homelessness. The Report Card awarded the government an ‘F’ grade for lack of progress in the area of Child and Family Homelessness […]

Government is refusing to report on its obesity action plan – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to publish an annual report on the progress of implementing the ‘A Healthy Weight for Ireland: Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016 – 2025’. The Sinn Féin TD said the action plan is now two years old and despite the […]

Fraudulent birth registrations by adoption agency are criminal – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said that another scandal involving religious orders is deeply disturbing but part of a pattern of widespread neglect, cruelty, abuse, and criminality that needs to be uncovered and face the full rigour of the law. The Sinn Féin TD said that the latest information emerging confirms that the […]

This Government is failing a generation of children – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has accused the current Government of failing a generation of children when it comes to housing, health, and child poverty. The Sinn Féin TD was speaking following the launch of Barnardos’ ‘Lost Childhood’ campaign. The campaign is highlighting how one in seven children in the State are currently experiencing […]

Voluntary code for junk food advertisers won’t work – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said the Department of Health’s new voluntary code for the marketing of junk food to young people is next to useless and doomed to failure. Speaking after the launch of the code this week, the Sinn Féin TD called on the Government to get real with it comes […]