SEAI home upgrades waiting times ‘completely unacceptable’

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has criticised the Government for not resourcing the SEAI in its ability to roll out free energy upgrades to families in receipt of benefits such as carers allowance or fuel allowance. A recent Parliamentary Response received by Teachta Crowe indicates that the average waiting time for […]

SDCC Retrofit Programme will take decades to complete at current speed

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has said that South Dublin County Council’s multi-annual Energy Efficiency Retrofit Programme needs to be massively accelerated if it is to have any meaningful impact. A recent response from the Council indicated that of an eligible stock of approximately 9,000 homes, only 117 were approved for […]

Rents spiralling out of control in South Dublin

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has said that the latest rental report from Daft.ie shows that rents are continuing to rise to worrying levels across south Dublin. Renters faced average rent increases of 10% in the first three months of 2022, compared to the same period last year. The average monthly […]

New driving test centre needed in South Dublin

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has said that it is unacceptable that there has been no change in the long delays in accessing a driving test in the Tallaght test centre, saying that the Government have only allowed the number to grow despite having had two years to take action. Teachta […]

Government needs to get serious about affordable housing

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has called for the change of direction from the Government on affordable housing, saying that handouts to big developers who deliver overpriced homes will do nothing for struggling home buyers or hard-pressed taxpayers. Teachta Crowe said: “I stood in the Dáil almost two years ago speaking […]

Attacks on Nurses & Staff ‘must end’ – Crowe

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has called on the Government and the HSE to do more to protect nursing staff as they go about their work caring for their patients. Teachta Crowe was responding to HSE figures revealed that over 3,400 nurses had been assaulted in our hospitals since the start […]

Sinn Féin have a plan to end the rents crisis

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has called on the Government to back a Sinn Féin motion to end the crisis in the rental sector, including reducing rents and providing real security of tenure. Teachta Crowe said: “The rental system remains in crisis. The latest report from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) […]

Rent rises show Government’s half-hearted schemes are failing

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has said that the latest evidence of rising rents from the RTB show that the Government’s half-hearted attempts to stem the housing crisis are failing, saying that rises in rents were far outstripping pay increases and that this was only deepening the cost of living crisis. […]

Disappointing that Government claws back part of €200 electricity credit

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has said that it is disappointing that the Government would immediately claw back €24 of the electricity credit that hard pressed users are receiving this week through VAT, saying it bordered on dishonest. Teachta Crowe said: “I was very disappointed when I was contacted by people […]

Crowe expresses horror and outrage at latest scrambler incident

by Seán Crowe TD

Sinn Féin Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has said that he is horrified and outraged at the recent incident in Sean Walsh Park in Tallaght involving an out of control scrambler bike and a young child, saying that it was a miracle that the child was not more seriously injured or killed. Teachta Crowe […]