Statements & Press

Dedicated Garda public transport unit must be established to tackle anti-social behaviour and abuse

A dedicated unit within An Garda Síochána must be established to tackle the rising incidents of anti-social behaviour and abuse experienced by staff and customers on our public transport, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Alan Farrell said, “We need to see Gardaí patrolling our buses, trains, Darts and Luas. Incidents of verbal and physical abuse continue to rise…

Free EU rail travel passes available to young people in Fingal

Dublin Fingal TD has said young people in Fingal should consider applying for an initiative that will provide then of thousands of young people an opportunity to travel. Deputy Farrell said, “The DiscoverEU initiative, operated by the European Commission will provide 60,000 young people with a free travel pass and ease the cost of travelling in Europe for young people.”…

Budget 2022 to benefit significant number of Fingal residents – Farrell

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Climate Action Spokesperson, Alan Farrell, has said that Budget 2022 is a positive result for many people and families across Fingal. Deputy Farrell said, “This budget will make real differences to people from all backgrounds and walks of life. It is a positive budget after a difficult period throughout the pandemic for many. This…

FAI should implement vaccine awareness campaign

The FAI should introduce a vaccine awareness campaign following reports a section of the national squad remains unvaccinated, according to Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell. Deputy Farrell, who represents Dublin Fingal, said, “Our national team are a much-loved aspect of our sporting culture, who have provided the country with many happy moments over the years. “As a result, our players…

MetroLink progression among items prioritised in the National Development Plan

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Climate Action Spokesperson, Alan Farrell, has said the National Development Plan will see progression of the MetroLink. Deputy Farrell said, “The announcement of the National Development Plan is a significant milestone for capital projects in Ireland. A total of €165 billion will be invested in items such as public transport, roads, cycling and walking…

Jobs boost in aviation sector should encourage wider aviation industry – Farrell

Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell, has said that today’s jobs announcement will encourage workers across the industry and help rebuild the Irish aviation sector. Deputy Farrell said, “Today, Ryanair have announced their intention to recruit 5,000 new staff including pilots, cabin crew, engineers and ground operations staff, in a major boost for the airline sector. €50m will also contribute to…

DCU receives over €2 million under capital works and equipment funding – Farrell

Dublin Fingal TD and Oireachtas Education Committee Member, Alan Farrell, has said that the newly announced funding will benefit students across Fingal. Deputy Farrell said, “Today (Monday 6th September), a total package of €38 million has been provided to higher education institutions in Ireland. This will have a positive impact for students across Ireland and across Fingal.” “Under the devolved…

Several Fingal projects funded through LEADER programme in August

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Climate Action Spokesperson, Alan Farrell, has said that LEADER funding approved in August will benefit many in the community. Deputy Farrell said, “Three projects have been approved in Fingal, under the LEADER programme, announced by Minister Heather Humphreys. This will provide significant funding for these projects and make a real difference to the communities…

€498,184 awarded to Dublin Fingal based sports club under the Sports Capital Programme – Farrell

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Climate Action Spokesperson, Alan Farrell TD, has said that this funding will make a profound difference to local sports clubs. Deputy Farrell said, “This is a good day for many clubs across Dublin Fingal, today’s (Friday 6th August) funding announcement will make a significant difference to many clubs in our communities and allow them…