Seán Crowe joined Sinn Féin in 1976. He served as Sinn Féin’s national youth officer and was the national organiser for the Youth Against H-Block and Armagh in 1980/81.
Originally from Rathfarnham in Dublin, Seán and his wife Pamela have been living in Tallaght since they married in the eighties.
Seán is a dedicated community activist:
- He has served as a member of Sinn Féin’s Ard Chomhairle.
- Secretary of the Sinn Féin mission to the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation in Dublin Castle, which predated the Good Friday Agreement negotiations.
- He also represented Sinn Féin in the multi-party negotiations that led to the Good Friday Agreement and has travelled internationally to promote the party’s peace strategy.
- Seán was first elected as a councillor on South Dublin County Council in 1999.
- He also served as a TD for Dublin South West from 2002 to 2007.
- He was elected as a TD for the second time, for the constituency of Dublin South West, in February 2011.
- Seán has previously served as the Sinn Féin’s Education spokesperson and most recently as spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Brexit in the Dáil.
- Seán has also served as Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and co-Chair of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly.
Seán values his connections to the local community in Tallaght and Dublin South West. He is currently a member of numerous community organisations and groups. Seán is a board member of St. Dominic’s Contact Centre (a drugs rehabilitation centre) and Greenhills College.
He is the Chair of the Fettercairn Community Enterprise Company, which operates a community coffee dock and market. He is also a member of the Dublin Bus/Luas Community Forum, the Tallaght Community Forum, the South Dublin Joint Policing Committee, the CAST (Community Addiction Studies Training) Programme in Killinarden, and the Tallaght Drugs Task Force.