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Widespread political support needed for corporate tax system to protect Irish economy and jobs

Following a weekend of G7 discussions on global corporate tax rates, support from across the political spectrum is needed to protect our current tax system and ensure the safeguarding of the Irish economy and jobs, a Fine Gael TD has said. Fine Gael TD Deputy Alan Farrell said, “While the G7 group endorsed a 15% global minimum levy on corporate…

Sinn Féin continually attempting to block much needed homes for families

Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell, has criticised Sinn Féin members for voting against Donabate housing projects, in an attempt to block progress, saying it hurts families and individuals who need housing delivered. Deputy Farrell said, “The Donabate Local Area Development Plan has been the product of hard work from Council officials and County Councillors for many years. I voted in…

No income tax increase for people in Fingal is key Fine Gael commitment

There will be no income tax increase in the State’s economic recovery from Covid-19, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Farrell was speaking following the recent publication of a report by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) which stated income tax increases may be necessary to meet increased spending requirements. “Income tax increases are not being considered as…

Fingal to benefit from €150,000 under the Community Enhancement Programme

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson on Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the announcement of funding for Fingal as part of the Community Enhancement Programme. Deputy Farrell said, “This is good news for our community, the Community Enhancement Programme is an important source of funding, and which contributes to the improvement of safety infrastructure, repairs and maintenance, and…

Record number of applications made to the ‘Sports Capital and Equipment Programme’

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson on Climate Action, Alan Farrell has highlighted the volume of applications following his submission on Parliamentary Questions regarding the scheme. Deputy Farrell said, “The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme closed for applications in March. A total of 3,106 clubs had submitted applications by that time, seeking a total of €200 million. This included…

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…