Seán Crowe

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Seán Crowe
TD
Seán Crowe 2014 cropped.jpg
Crowe in 2014
Sinn Féin Spokesperson on
Foreign Affairs and Trade
Assumed office
11 May 2016
Leader Gerry Adams
Preceded by position established
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
In office
May 2002 – June 2007
Constituency Dublin South-West
Personal details
Born (1957-03-07) 7 March 1957 (age 59)
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin
Spouse(s) Pamela Kane

Seán Crowe (born 7 March 1957) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician, and a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South-West constituency.[1]

Crowe was born in Dublin and has lived there all his life. He is married to Pamela Kane, and they live in Tallaght. He worked as a community activist in the area, campaigning on such issues as the local hospital, transport, drugs and affordable housing.

During the 1990s when the current Northern Ireland peace process was initiated, Crowe was the head of the Sinn Féin mission to the Forum for Peace and Reconciliation at Dublin Castle and was a member of Sinn Féin's talks team.

Crowe has represented the party in the multi-party negotiations that led up to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.

He has been involved in politics since 1989 when he stood unsuccessfully for Dublin South-West at the 1989 general election. He contested the constituency again in 1992 and 1997, significantly increasing his vote share on the latter occasion.[2] In 1999 he was elected as a Councillor on South Dublin County Council representing Tallaght South. On the same day he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Dublin constituency for the European Parliament.[3]

He was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election. He lost his seat at the 2007 general election. In September 2008 he returned to South Dublin County Council when he was co-opted to replace a party colleague and retained the seat at the 2009 local elections. He regained his Dáil seat in Dublin South-West at the 2011 and 2016 general elections.

He is a former member of the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle (National Executive).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Seán Crowe". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Seán Crowe". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "European Election 1999: Dublin". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
Oireachtas
Preceded by
Brian Hayes
(Fine Gael)
Sinn Féin Teachta Dála for Dublin South-West
20022007
Succeeded by
Brian Hayes
(Fine Gael)
Preceded by
Conor Lenihan
(Fianna Fáil)
Sinn Féin Teachta Dála for Dublin South-West
2011–present
Incumbent