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New electric buses show the road ahead for transport sector

Fine Gael Climate Action Spokesperson and Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell, has said the announcement of 120 new electric battery buses for public transport show how we can radically reduce emissions from the sector and deliver state of the art transportation. Deputy Farrell said, “Transport emissions are a huge piece of the puzzle when it comes to tackling climate change…

Portmarnock AFC and Swords Celtic FC get funding boost

Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell, has said that two Fingal sports clubs have been successful in their appeals to the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme. Deputy Farrell said, “I am pleased to confirm that both Portmarnock AFC and Swords Celtic FC, have been successful in their appeals. The clubs will benefit from a combined total of just under €100,000.” “This…

Local groups and organisations in Fingal should apply for funding to upgrade Community Centre facilities

Online registration process now open Fine Gael wants to build stronger, safer communities Community groups and organisations in Fingal are invited to apply for a new round of funding for the upgrade and refurbishment of community centres, Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell, has said. Deputy Farrell said: “Fine Gael wants to build stronger and safer communities by making our towns…

New Garda station now open at Dublin Airport

Six new members at Malahide Station show ongoing commitment to address concerns regarding antisocial behaviour. Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell has said that the new station at Dublin Airport will be hugely beneficial to the area and help reduce crime. Deputy Farrell said, “Today my colleague, Minister Helen McEntee, officially opened a new Garda station in Dublin Airport. This is…

Children with additional needs will be offered additional assessments

Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell has confirmed with the HSE, processes being put in place for children who received a Preliminary Team Assessment following a Parliamentary Question on the matter. Deputy Farrell said, “I am pleased to hear following the recent judgement by the High Court that the HSE have committed to engaging directly with the families of those children…

Fingal students can apply now for enhanced student grants for the new academic year

Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell, has confirmed that applications for SUSI grants for the new academic year are now open and changes to the grants will see significant improvements for students. From September: maintenance grants will increase by €200 the income threshold for the standard rate of grant will increase by €1,000 the distance for the higher non-adjacent student grant…

Skerries and Balbriggan harbours to benefit from funding boost

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Climate Action Spokesperson, Alan Farrell, has said that successful applications, under the Brexit Adjustment Local Authority Marine Infrastructure Scheme, for Skerries and Balbriggan, will improve the harbours for all. Deputy Farrell said, “Two successful applications in Fingal will receive funding to complete important infrastructural projects. These projects will total €760,000 and the State will…

Once in a generation chance to tackle domestic violence

Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell, has urged the Government to seize the moment in the months ahead and build on solid Government commitments to make significant changes to how we support victims and survivors of Domestic Violence in Ireland. Deputy Farrell said, “Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence is a cancer on our society and it has been disproportionately effecting…