Statements & Press

56% increase in domestic abuse incidents in 5 years

Dublin Fingal and Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell, has said that an epidemic of domestic abuse is ripping through Irish society, following information provided by the Department of Justice in response to a Parliamentary Question he tabled in the Dáil. Deputy Farrell said, “The number of domestic abuse incidents reported to Gardaí in 2017 stood at 21,993. Shockingly in the…

DART northern line capacity must increase as extra carriages secured

Capacity on the Dart’s northern commuter line from Dublin city through Fingal and onto surrounding regions must be increased with more carriages secured, a Fine Gael TD has said. A crucial milestone was reached today in the delivery of the DART+ as the Government approved the programme’s Programme Preliminary Business Case. Dublin Fingal TD Deputy Alan Farrell said, “DART+ is…

Over €51 million euro worth of controlled drugs and 151 arrests made so far in 2021

Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell, has said that the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) has had significant success in disrupting criminal gangs involved in the drug trade in 2021. Deputy Farrell said, following the submission of a Parliamentary Question, “GNDOCB have had significant success in disrupting criminal activity in the course of 2021. As of Nov 18th,…

211 Dart carriages vandalised since start of the year at a cost of over €500,000

Over 200 Dart carriages have been vandalised since the start of the year at a cost of over €500,000, according to Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell. Deputy Farrell has reiterated his call for a dedicated unit within An Garda Síochána to tackle rising incidents of anti-social behaviour and vandalism on our buses, trains, Darts and Luas. Deputy Farrell, who represents…

Amnesty for illegal e-scooters & e-bikes would make our roads safer

An amnesty period for the handover of illegal e-scooters and e-bikes would help to make our roads safer, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Alan Farrell, who represents Dublin Fingal, called for the introduction of an incentive scheme. Deputy Farrell said, “The Road Traffic and Roads Bill 2021 commencing Second Stage in the Dáil today, will regularise e-scooters and…

Ambitious Climate Action Plan is statement on intent to tackle climate crisis

The Climate Action Plan published today is a statement of intent that Ireland and the Government is committed to tackling the climate crisis, Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell has said. Deputy Farrell, Fine Gael’s Climate Action Spokesperson said, “The publication of the Climate Action Plan is a seminal moment for Ireland. This plan will help plot our course forward in…

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…