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Ireland ranked one of the worst in the world on climate change – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has described the report from the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) which ranked Ireland last in addressing climate change in the EU and among the worst in the world as a colossal embarrassment and another wake up call to government. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “The report from the […]

We need to collectively do more to stop plastic pollution – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has stated that we need to collectively do more to stop plastic pollution entering our rivers, oceans, and our food chain. The Sinn Féin TD was reacting to the news that a sperm whale was found dead in Indonesia with 6kg of plastic in its stomach. Deputy Seán Crowe […]

Crowe calls for a ban on single-use plastic bags

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has called on the Irish Government to follow the example of New Zealand by phasing out and banning single-use plastic bags. The Sinn Féin TD said was single-use plastics was strangling and destroying our planet, and Ireland must do more to tackle this issue. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “The […]

Green bin charge is thin end of the wedge – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has criticised moves to introduce a charging regime for the green bin collection. The Sinn Féin TD stated that it is the thin end of the wedge, it will lead to more price increases for householders, and it will lead to more dumping and burning of waste. Deputy Seán […]

Plastic waste pollution needs urgent action – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described recent findings announced by NUI Galway scientists, who discovered that the majority of North Atlantic fish studied had ingested plastics, as alarming and has called for an outright ban on the use of plastic micro beads. This would involve a manufacturing ban and would mean that the […]

Crowe welcomes Prohibition of Micro-Plastics Bill

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said that he was more than happy to give his support to the effort to ban microbeads and micro-plastics which are extremely hazardous to our environment. The Sinn Féin TD was commenting on the Prohibition of Micro-Plastics Bill 2016 which was recently debated in the Dáil. Deputy Seán […]

New approach needed on bin charges – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has stated his extreme disappointment with the news that the Minister for the Environment, Denis Naughten, will bring forward new proposals to introduce a pay by weight waste management system next year. Crowe said that this will inevitably put an additional burden on hard pressed families. Deputy […]

Crowe criticises militarised police crackdown on Dakota Access protest camp

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Seán Crowe TD, has expressed his deep concern over the heavy handed and brutal tactics used by the police against Native Americans who are protesting against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have led vibrant protests against the Dakota Access 1,200 mile pipeline linking […]

British Nuclear Plant Unwelcome & Unwanted

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West and Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe has described the pending news that the Hinkley Point Somerset nuclear plant is set for final approval as unwelcome, unwanted and adding another potential danger off our coastline. Crowe said that the £18 billion nuclear plant if approved would join Sellafield as another source of deadly […]