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Still No Plan for Resumption of Smear Test Screening

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin and Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has said he was extremely concerned at the continued postponement of smear testing across the state and said the delay is causing significant worry for many women and their families. Teachta Crowe said that early intervention and identification of cancer was vital and lifesaving and, while […]

Consumers must come before big business, regardless of Fine Gael comments

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin and Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has said that it is not acceptable that businesses would be put before consumers after comments by Deirdre Clune MEP at the weekend that suggested passengers on cancelled flights should take vouchers over cash refunds and that passengers must consider the “viability” of airlines. Teachta Crowe […]

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment needs to be Flexible and Continue

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin and Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has described the cutting of unemployment supports for those who have lost their jobs as “unacceptable” and said it “would present a massive blow to workers and families who have seen their incomes drastically reduced or collapse as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic”. Teachta Crowe […]

Seán Crowe TD queries HSE’s new COVID-19 Testing and Tracing targets

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has called on HSE to outline how the health service will hit its 72-hour COVID-19 testing and tracing targets. Teachta Crowe said that the need to reach these targets on a consistent basis is supposedly a key component of the state’s plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions, but […]

Recognition of the State of Palestine must happen in this Dáil

by Seán Crowe TD

Speaking on Nakba Day, Sinn Féin TD and spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Seán Crowe has said that the recognition of the State of Palestine must be a priority for the next Government, whatever its makeup. The Dublin South West TD said that it had been almost six years since the Dáil unanimously passed a Sinn […]

Seán Crowe TD welcomes European Commission Ruling on Flight Refunds

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has welcomed the decision of the European Commission regarding the rights of passengers to receive their money back rather than vouchers for flights. Under European Union rule 261/2014, travellers have the right to choose between vouchers or cash where flights are cancelled or rerouted within 7 days. […]

Collapse of Government Childcare Scheme ‘unfortunately all too predictable’

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has described the collapse of the government’s childcare scheme for frontline health workers as predictable and inevitable as the outstanding issue of insurance cover was never dealt with. Teachta Crowe said that the government’s refusal to indemnify childcare workers for Covid-19 related claims is a significant contributing […]

Lockdown Home Education ‘Not Working for Many Children with Disabilities’

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has welcomed a survey released by Inclusion Ireland that highlights impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on children with special needs and said that this particular group of students and their families have been left without educational supports since schools closed. Inclusion Ireland have said it is gravely […]

COVID Travel Restrictions ‘Farcical and Not Working’

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has called for better enforcement of self-isolation requirements for people entering the country and described the current travel restrictions as “farcical”. Teachta Crowe said: “Public health advice is clear in stating that people arriving into Ireland should self-isolate for two weeks. “This policy is based on scientific […]