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Back to School costs cannot be ignored by Government

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has said that the Government cannot continue to ignore the burden of Back to School costs that represent a huge burden on parents in the Summer Teachta Crowe said: “Back to School costs make the summer months an extremely difficult time for many households. Parents are […]

Tallaght Topping Waiting List for Driving Test Backlog

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has said that he is disappointed, but not entirely surprised, to see that Tallaght in his Dublin South West constituency has the highest numbers waiting on driving tests in the state and by a high margin. There are currently 7,041 people waiting on a driving test […]

Taxi Drivers ‘feeling the COVID Pinch following New Assessments Procedure’

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has described the changes to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment, which have led to a reassessment in many cases as “impacting negatively on recipients, including many Taxi drivers”. Recent changes to the PUP system have led to the payments to many drivers being cut and subsequently presenting […]

Multiple months prescriptions ‘vital for many people’

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has welcomed confirmation from the HSE that pharmacies will be allowed to fill more than one month’s prescription for customers, saying that for many people, particularly older citizens, it is very important to be able to have security of mind that they have enough medication on […]

Compensation scheme for the families of Healthcare workers who died from COVID-19 ‘a small recognition, but the right thing to do’

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has welcomed confirmation from Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly that he and his Department are actively considering a compensation scheme for the families of healthcare workers who died as a result of contracting COVID-19. Teachta Crowe said: “We have lost eight healthcare workers to COVID-19. Well […]

Firhouse ETSS essential to local, accessible education

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has again appealed to the Minister for Education Norma Foley and her Department to realise the vital role that Firhouse ETSS plays in providing accessible education to the children and young adults in the area. Teachta Crowe reiterated his vocal support for SOS Firhouse ETSS, saying […]

Crowe selected to be Chair of the Oireachtas Health Committee

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has been selected to chair the Oireachtas Health Committee for this Dáil. Teachta Crowe welcomed the nomination saying “it is a great privilege to be asked to chair such a vital Committee in the Oireachtas and I will try and ensure that the Committee holds the Department […]

Government Policy Welfare Recipients Punished for Travelling While Multi-Millionaires get Tax Breaks for Over Stay

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has criticised what he described as the double standards of the present Government who are penalising welfare recipients while at the same time rewarding multi-millionaires who over stay in Ireland and would normally become liable for tax in this jurisdiction. Many recipients were employed prior to COVID […]