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Vulture funds need to have their wings clipped – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has called on the government to stop incentivising vulture funds and said that the vultures need to have their wings clipped and their activities reined in. The Sinn Féin TD described the current attitude of these funds towards ordinary people as “callous and uncaring” and he stated that some […]

House price rise is deeply worrying – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has described the most recent Daft.ie House Price Report, which shows house prices continuing to rise across the State at 2.9% during the first three months of 2019, as “deeply worrying.” The report shows that in Dublin the average house price is now €383,000 or 74% above […]

Crowe joins calls for Minister to resign as homelessness reaches all time high

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has described the unprecedented record high of homelessness across the State as appalling and has called on the Minister for Housing, Eoghan Murphy, to resign. The January homeless figures published this week show the number of people officially classed as homeless by the Department of Housing has […]

Report highlights Government’s abject failings in child and family homelessness

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has said the annual ‘Report Card’ published by the Children’s Rights Alliance again highlights that the Government is failing in its commitments to end child and family homelessness. The Report Card awarded the government an ‘F’ grade for lack of progress in the area of Child and Family Homelessness […]

Five year housing list ban proposal needs to be scrapped – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the Minister for Housing’s plans to suspend housing lists applicants for five years for refusing two offers of council housing as cruel and out of touch. The Sinn Féin TD stated that this proposal needed to be scrapped. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “The Minister for Housing, Eoghan […]

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 […]