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Ireland must aim to become an innovation hub to capture green jobs

Fine Gael Climate Action Spokesperson and Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell has called for a multi-departmental approach to developing the green technology sector in Ireland. Speaking in advance of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22nd, Deputy Farrell said the move would allow us to take advantage of a new wave of economic development. Deputy Farrell said, “As we begin to…

Farrell welcomes introduction of increases to paid parental leave as a positive day for families throughout Ireland

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Climate Action Spokesperson, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the introduction of changes to paid parental leave in Ireland. Deputy Farrell said, “Today, is a really positive day for families across Ireland and for prospective parents. From today (Thursday, April 1st), each new parent will be able to available of 5 weeks paid parental leave, increased…

Funding boost of €25 million for Balbriggan under the Urban Regeneration & Development Fund

Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell, has welcomed news that Balbriggan will receive significant funding under the URDF. Deputy Farrell said, “The Urban Regeneration and Development Fund is an important method of reaching the goals set out in Project Ireland 2040. And I am pleased that Balbriggan will specifically benefit from over €25m in this funding round.” “These funds will be…

Work underway to ensure Fingal homes and businesses are connected to high speed broadband

Work is underway to ensure Fingal homes and businesses will be connected under the Government’s plan for high speed broadband, Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell, has said. Deputy Farrell said: “Homes and businesses in Fingal will be connected to high speed broadband under the Government’s National Broadband Plan, for which survey work is underway despite the challenges of the pandemic.…

Fingal County Council granted €14,870,000 for walking and cycling infrastructure

Funding of €14,870,000 has been allocated to Fingal County Council for walking and cycling facilities which will greatly benefit commuters and leisure seekers alike, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Farrell said the funding from the National Transport Authority announced today will provide high quality facilities for cyclists and walkers across the country, which is particularly welcome during the…

Medical card access expansion for terminally ill is an important step

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson on Climate Action has welcomed Government approval that will expand access to the medical card, benefiting those with a terminal illness. Deputy Farrell said, “This marks and important and positive step in the healthcare services offered to those suffering from a terminal illness. Today’s decision will mean that individuals with a prognosis of…

Significant boost for businesses as an extra €160m pledged in grant support

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson on Climate Action has welcomed a commitment by Government to provide an additional €160 million in Covid-19 Business Support Grants. Deputy Farrell said, “Covid-19 continues to curtail thousands of businesses around the country, putting their future viability in doubt. Since the beginning of this pandemic, significant support has been provided in order to…

Urgent decision on future of Irish aviation needed from Government

Fine Gael and Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell has called on the Government to act decisively in order to safeguard the future of the Irish aviation industry and the jobs that rely on it. Deputy Farrell said, “The introduction of the ‘Ireland Strategic Investment Fund’ (ISIF), was an important and necessary step to ensuring the long-term health of medium and…

Urgent decision on future of Irish aviation needed from Government – Farrell

Fine Gael and Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell has called on the Government to act decisively in order to safeguard the future of the Irish aviation industry and the jobs that rely on it. Deputy Farrell said, “The introduction of the ‘Ireland Strategic Investment Fund’ (ISIF), was an important and necessary step to ensuring the long-term health of medium and…