Statements & Press

Christmas Bonus will be paid to Fingal social welfare & PUP recipients this year – Farrell

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson for Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has welcomed news about the Christmas Bonus for social welfare and PUP recipients. Deputy Farrell said: “I am pleased to say that the full Christmas Bonus will be paid to social welfare recipients in Fingal the week beginning 7th December. This year, due to the challenges of COVID-19,…

Extra funding announced to support aviation industry

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson for Climate Action, Alan Farrell TD, has welcomed news that Dublin airport will benefit from a €80m funding package, announced today. Deputy Farrell said, “Today’s announcement is of great significance to the aviation industry in Ireland and all those who rely on it for travel or employment. The overall package amounts to €80m…

Over 1 million to benefit as positive changes in the healthcare system take effect

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson on Climate Action has welcomed the implementation of several changes to our healthcare system that took effect on Sunday, November 1st, 2020. Deputy Farrell said, “These changes will benefit in excess of one million people in Ireland and result in more affordable healthcare being provided in our community.” “As of Sunday, November 1st,…

Swords Primary Care Centre making significant progress – Farrell.

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson for Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has welcomed news from the HSE about progress regarding the Swords Primary Care Centre, following a parliamentary question submitted by Deputy Farrell. Deputy Farrell said, “We have been hearing about this public project for years, with many sceptical as to whether or not it would actually be delivered,…

EirGrid public consultation is a chance for Fingal residents to have their say – Farrell

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson for Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has urged people to contribute to EirGrid’s public consultation on a new development. Deputy Farrell said, “Creating a safe and reliable supply of electricity is vital to the future of Fingal, as one of the fastest growing populations in the country, we will increasingly need a greater supply…

Carer’s support grant increased to highest ever level

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson on Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has called the increase in the carer’s support grant, a significant moment for carers across Ireland. Deputy Farrell said, “Budget 2021 marks a significant moment for carers in Ireland, an increase of , an increase of €150 will raise the overall grant to €1,850, the highest this grant…

Reduction in hospitality VAT rate will save jobs

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson on Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the reduction of VAT in the hospitality sector, included in Budget 2021. Deputy Farrell said, “The VAT rate on the hospitality sector is being reduced to 9%, this is a positive move that will benefit countless businesses in the sector and ultimately prevent job losses in…

Budget 2021 will support economic recovery and job creation in Fingal

Budget 2021 will support the economy to address the immediate challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and a hard Brexit and help businesses to get back on their feet, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Farrell said: “Budget 2021 is a significant package of nearly €18 billion. The size of this intervention is unprecedented in the history of the Irish…

Climate friendly Budget prioritises retro-fitting, sustainable transport and a reduction in emissions

Budget 2021 is strong on Climate Action, prioritising retro-fitting, a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and the development of sustainable transport, a Fine Gael TD has said. Alan Farrell is a TD for Dublin Fingal and serves as Fine Gael’s Dáil spokesperson on Climate Action. “Retro-fitting is a key priority of Budget 2021 which is a really positive move towards…

€158,254 granted to assist Fingal Towns and Villages respond to COVID-19

€158,254 has been provided to projects in Fingal to help towns and villages adapt to Covid-19, a Fine Gael TD has said. Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, today (Monday, October 12th) announced details of a further 137 rural towns and villages that will benefit from €4.3 million in funding to help them adjust to COVID-19 restrictions. The funding…