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Rebuilding Ireland Home Loans not delivering for applicants – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has called on the Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, to reform the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loans scheme after it was revealed that of the 1,317 loans approved in the third quarter of 2018, only 155 have been drawn down, or just 11.8% of those approved. The Sinn Féin TD […]

Government Homeless Plans Not Delivering

by Seán Crowe TD

Government Homeless Plans Not Delivering   Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has described the November Homeless Figures as deeply worrying after the latest breakdown shows yet another significant increase in adult, child and family homelessness. Crowe said it was further evidence that the government’s lack of ambition and their tinkering around the edges the […]

Housing essential for young people leaving state care – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, described as unacceptable the fact that 12% of those leaving state care are homeless and called for their prioritisation when it came to housing. The statistics were outlined in Empowering People in Care’s (EPIC’s) annual advocacy report. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “Young people leaving state care face […]

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 […]

Affordable housing not available or being delivered by this Government – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said that the Taoiseach’s handling of the affordable housing element of his Government’s housing strategy is a shambles. Since taking office in 2011 Fine Gael have not delivered a single affordable, rental, or purchase home through any Government scheme. Crowe was speaking following a debate prompted by his […]

New Simon Community report highlights the reality of the rental crisis – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said the Simon Community’s newly released report, ‘Locked out of the Market XI: The Gap Between Rent Supplement/Housing Assistance Payment levels’, highlights the reality of the rental crisis facing many families in Ireland today. The Sinn Féin TD said: “The story of Christmas, where a family is desperately […]

Taoiseach’s comments cold comfort to homeless – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s comments at the Fine Gael Annual Conference, regarding homelessness in Ireland being low by international standards, ‘as cold comfort’ to the all those families and individuals currently sleeping rough or reliant on homeless accommodation. Deputy Seán Crowe: “The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, either doesn’t care […]