Fuel Poverty

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Fuel poverty needs to be addressed in Budget 2020 – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has called on the government to ‘poverty proof’ its next Budget and said that fuel poverty in particular needs to be addressed. The Sinn Féin TD described the government’s commitment to the Committee on Climate Action demand that it undertakes an analysis of the impact of fuel poverty on […]

Crowe welcomes Fuel Allowance decision

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the decision of the Minister for Social Welfare, Regina Doherty, to allow recipients who receive a fuel allowance a double payment, as necessary and welcome. The Sinn Féin TD said: “I warmly welcome Minister Doherty’s important and necessary announcement to provide an additional fuel payment, as called for by […]

Government social welfare cuts have had a devastating impact – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Seán Crowe TD blasted the government’s latest budget which again favours the wealthy at the expense of the vulnerable. Speaking in the Dáil today on the Social Welfare Bill, Deputy Crowe said: “The Social Welfare cuts that this Government have imposed while they have been in office have had a devastating impact on citizens and […]

Carbon tax hurts working poor and elderly- Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has hit out at the Government for implementing the second phase of its Solid Fuel Carbon Tax, without implementing programmes to protect the working poor and elderly from the price rises due to this new tax. The tax applies to kerosene, marked gas oil, liquid petroleum gas, […]