Statements & Press

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…

New investment by Fáilte Ireland will provide welcome boost for tourism business in Fingal

A new nationwide €55 million investment by Fáilte Ireland will provide a welcome boost for tourism businesses in Fingal, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Farrell said the funding for the Tourism Business Continuity Scheme was secured in Budget 2021 and Fáilte Ireland is responsible for developing and administering the scheme.  Deputy Farrell said: “The scheme will support those…

40 Dublin Fingal projects received total funding of €38,494 under the Community Enhancement Programme in 2020

40 Dublin Fingal projects received total funding of €38,494 under the Community Enhancement Programme in 2020, Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell, has said. Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, announced that €7 million was made available to over 3,000 projects nationally through the 2020 Community Enhancement Programme (CEP). Deputy Farrell said: “The Community Enhancement Programme is designed…

Funding boost to improve access to higher education for person with disabilities

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson on Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has welcomed news of a new funding initiatives that will benefit people with disabilities in accessing higher education services. Deputy Farrell said, “People in Fingal will specifically benefit from three funding strands that will see improvements on the DCU campus; they include: The creation of an online module…

Funding of €190,125 to help Fingal towns and villages respond to Covid-19

€190,125 has been granted for projects in Fingal which will help towns and villages adapt to Covid-19, Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell has said. Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Friday January 8th) announced details of a further 147 towns and villages that will benefit from funding of over €15.4 million to help them adjust to…