Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, raised the continued problems in the constituency regarding Storm Emma with the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, in the Dáil today.

Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe said:

“I want to congratulate the emergency services, the hospital staff who made it into work, residents who cleared their areas, and utility companies who responded timely.

“While a sense of urgency around the Storm has subsided in Dublin city, I am still getting phone calls from people in Dublin South West about 6ft and 7ft snowdrifts in their areas. There is still snow up to my elbows in many of the housing estates.  People cannot get off buses because there is no access due to the height of the snow.  People are trapped in their homes and they do not know what to do because information is not available.

“I am calling on the Government to ensure that crisis teams remain in place in Dublin South West, that information is urgently sent out locally to people in need, and these teams immediately get to work in these areas that need assistance.

“We need to help these vulnerable citizens and learn the lesson of the past.”