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, Séan and his wife Pamela have been living in Tallaght since they married in the eighties.
Séan is a dedicated community activist:
- He was also 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 traveled 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 previously served as the Sinn Féin’s Education spokesperson in Leinster House and he is now the spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Diaspora.
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. Séan 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.