Drugs

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Crowe highlights problem of child drug couriers

by Seán Crowe TD

Crowe highlights problem of child drug couriers Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has called for new legislation and a different response from the government to the growing problem of children being used as drug couriers. The Sinn Féin TD raised the issue in the Dáil and quoted from a report released by the Blanchardstown Local […]

Crowe raises local Drug Task Force difficulties in Dáil

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the lack of engagement by State representatives from the Departments of Education, Social Protection, Justice and Health with Drug Task Forces as unacceptable. The Sinn Féin TD also stated that it is farcical that next year’s budget for Task Forces has not yet been agreed, despite the […]

Crowe welcomes HSE decision to finance nine new drugs

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has welcomed the Health Service Executive’s (HSE) announcement that it is funding nine new drug treatments and they will now be made available to patients. The Sinn Féin TD said that there will be an audible sigh of relief from families and patients who had campaigned for the release […]

Drug money connected to ticket touting – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has repeated his call for ticket touting legislation to be urgently introduced after it was claimed that notorious drug cartels are using the lack of regulation in this area to fund their criminal activities and launder drug money. The Sinn Féin TD called on the Government to urgently move […]

New drugs not purchased due to funding difficulties – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has claimed that nine new drug treatments which the HSE has approved are now in limbo because they don’t actually have enough funds to purchase them. The Sinn Féin TD said the drugs include ones for cancer, heart conditions, arthritis, depression and Crohn’s disease. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “We […]

Drugs problem up, addiction counsellors down- Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, who is a member of the local Drug Task Force, has said that he is baffled at the news that the number of primary care addiction counsellors for the Dublin South West, Kildare, and West Wicklow area has been steadily reduced at a time when the drug problem is […]

Crowe Highlights Drug Related Deaths

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has called on the Government to create a Minister of State post to deal with Ireland’s growing drug problem. Crowe was speaking  in the Dáil on a topical issue he tabled on a newly released National Drug-Related Deaths Index from the Health Research Board (HRB) and said […]

Crowe calls for Government support to frontline services in drugs fight

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has called for a stronger Government focus on tackling Ireland’s drugs crisis. Crowe was speaking after meeting Dublin officials of the Drugs Task Force in Leinster House and he called for a Ministerial post to deal with drug and substance abuse. Deputy Crowe said: “I have been […]

Crowe expresses concern about increased heroin production

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has raised his concerns over the increase of in poppy cultivation in Afghanistan and said that it will inevitably lead to an increased amount of heroin reaching Ireland. Crowe raised the issue during Parliamentary Questions to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in the Dáil […]