Housing crisis harming lone parent families the most

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Sean Crowe has said that lone parent families are most likely to be trapped in poor quality rental accommodation and unable to escape because the housing market is so unaffordable. The latest report from the ESRI ‘Monitoring Adequate Housing in Ireland’ shows that lone parent families are disproportionally […]

Sinn Féin continue to stand with our school secretaries

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has reiterated his support for school secretaries in their pursuit for equal treatment with their school colleagues. Teachta Crowe said that it was disappointing that it took the threat of strike action for the government to take these workers seriously having refused to deal with the […]

Time is running out to delay PUP cuts

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has warned the government that time is running out to halt planned cuts to the Pandemic Unemployment Payment which are due to take place on 7th September. Teachta Crowe said that the cut would only create unnecessary financial hardship for workers if the Government intend to […]

Voluntary contributions to schools crippling families’ finances

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has expressed his concern at schools needing to rely on voluntary contributions from families to fund the basic necessities, and the considerable financial hardship and financial strain this can cause on many families. Sinn Féin has asked families to get in touch and share their personal […]

PUP cut ‘wrong, ill-timed, and incoherent’

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has described the government plans to cut the Pandemic Unemployed Payment as wrong, ill-timed, and incoherent and has called for an immediate halt to the plan to cut supports in September. The cuts are due to begin on 7th September, despite some sectors still being closed […]

Sinn Féin stand with Dublin Bus drivers

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has called on the Minister for Transport to get involved and help resolve the dispute at Dublin Bus regarding the deal on changing work practices and terms and conditions at the public transport company. Teachta Crowe said: “Dublin Bus drivers have overwhelmingly rejected proposals put to […]

Sinn Féin publish plan to tackle Back to School Costs

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin has launched proposals that would see free hot meals for all children in DEIS primary schools, and free school books for all children rolled out over a five-year government term. Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe said: “Ireland’s education system is being heavily subsidised by families. Every summer, I speak […]

Rents continue to rise as the Government rehashes tired old policies

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has criticised the Government’s ongoing and persistent failure to tackle the rents crisis facing Ireland. Teachta Crowe said that while the increase in Dublin is a small percentage it is additional evidence and proof that rents are only going one way under a Fianna Fáil, Fine […]

Crowe expresses Concern at Passport Backlog

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has expressed his deep concern at the failure of the government to put in place provisions to address the backlog of over 112,000 passport applications currently outstanding. Teachta Crowe said: “The backlog in processing passport applications is down to the failure of the government to put […]