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Two tier pay structure for school secretaries must end – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said the unacceptable two tier pay structure for school secretaries cannot be allowed to continue. The Sinn Féin TD was commenting following representations made from school secretary representatives who are campaigning to address the pay discrepancies and work anomalies. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “Roughly 10% of the 3,500 […]

Crippling back to school costs putting families into debt – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has called on the Minister for Education, Richard Bruton, to do more to tackle the rising back to school costs for families. The Sinn Féin TD’s comments come after the release of the annual Irish League of Credit Union (ILCU) school survey which revealed that one-third of those surveyed […]

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, […]

Back to school costs hitting parents hard – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has urged the Government to address the huge cost of sending a child back to school. His remarks come as the children’s charity, Barnardos’, released its annual School Cost Survey that suggests that the huge burden on families remains the same. The Sinn Féin TD is calling for an […]

Special needs children facing long delays in Chamber House – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the long the delays for children with particular special needs and trying to access services and supports in Chamber House in Tallaght as unacceptable. In a recent reply from the Health Service Executive Deputy Crowe was informed that the current waiting time to access the Early Intervention […]

Seán Crowe TD wishes exam students well

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has extended his best wishes to those sitting their Junior and Leaving Certificate exams this morning. The Sinn Féin TD has called for their friends, family and their schools to provide extra support in what can be an extremely stressful couple of weeks. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “I want […]

Third level institutions shenanigans a cause of concern- Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the shenanigans and the lack of governance in third level institution, which was highlighted on RTÉ’s Prime Time Investigates programme, as deeply disturbing. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “The questions and shenanigans raised by the Prime Time Investigates programme are deeply disturbing and a cause for […]