Statements & Press

Single use plastics to be banned from this weekend

The introduction of a Single Use Plastics Directive will create healthier environments and allow the Government to build on commitments to tackle the biggest challenge of our time, Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell has said. Deputy Farrell, a Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Climate Action Spokesperson, said Ireland implements the Single Use Plastics Directive from this weekend. “This will…

Hospitality sector needs enhanced supports following indoor dining reopening delay

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson on Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has called for greater supports for the hospitality sector, following Cabinet’s decision to delay the reopening of indoor dining. Deputy Farrell said, “The hospitality sector has been hit hard since the onset of the pandemic and while positive steps have been taken, in the form of a 9%…

Oireachtas debate needed on the introduction of antigen testing

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson for Climate Action Alan Farrell has called for a parliamentary debate on the introduction and role of antigen testing in Ireland. Deputy Farrell said, “I believe a meaningful debate in Dáil Éireann with regard to antigen testing is now necessary as we plot our way out of the pandemic and continue to reopen…

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…