Seán Crowe TD criticises the jailing of Catalan civil society activists

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has expressed his deep concern at the jailing of two Catalan civil society activists by the Spanish High Court. The head of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), Jordi Sánchez, and the head of Òmnium Cultural, Jordi Cuixart, are on trial over sedition charges. They were jailed […]

Increase in Overseas Aid welcome, but quality of aid is important – Seán Crowe TD

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has broadly welcomed the Government’s commitment to increase Ireland’s Overseas Development Assistance (ODA), but has stated that the quality of such is aid is as important as the quantity. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “I welcome that Budget 2018 increased Ireland’s Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) by €13 […]

Trolley crisis out of control, claims Seán Crowe TD

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has accused the Government of losing control when it comes to the trolley crisis. The Sinn Féin TD was responding to correspondence he received from a concerned consultant in Tallaght Hospital who described the situation of one disabled patient as a human rights violation. The patient was exposed to […]

Seán Crowe TD calls for referendum on water ownership

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West Sinn Féin TD, Seán Crowe, has called for a referendum on the ownership of Irish Water to be held to ensure that Irish Water remains in public ownership. Deputy Seán Crowe said: “The Oireachtas is still debating our water services a year after the election, when a majority of the TDs elected […]

Apple Tax defence ridiculous and terrible waste of money – Seán Crowe TD

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has said he is puzzled by at the Government’s refusal to not collect outstanding taxes from Apple of approximately €13 billion. Responding to the news that the European Commission has decided to take Ireland to the European Court of Justice over its inaction and abject failure to collect the […]

European Commission statement on Catalonia a disgrace – Seán Crowe TD

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Seán Crowe TD, has criticized today’s European Commission statement on Catalonia that failed to condemn the heavy handed actions of the Spanish police who brutalised citizens who were trying to exercise their vote in yesterday’s independence referendum. Deputy Seán Crowe TD said: “Yesterday the world witnessed shocking scenes of […]

Drop in suicide rate not felt locally claims Seán Crowe TD

by Seán Crowe TD

Dublin South West TD, Seán Crowe, has described the latest Health Service Executive (HSE) report which suggests there was a drop in suicides in last year as welcome, but said the reduction is not being felt locally. The Sinn Féin TD said that there doesn’t seem to be a week that goes by without hearing […]