Statements & Press

Climate Action Bill a significant step in our fight against Climate Change

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson for Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the publication of the Government’s Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill. Deputy Farrell said, “Climate change is the biggest challenge we face as a global society and we’re running out of time to avoid the worst consequences. The Government’s new climate action legislation is…

Re-opening of in-person addiction services a life-line for some

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that the re-opening of in-person addiction services will prove to be a life-line for those that rely on them. Deputy Farrell said, “It has been confirmed that in-person addiction services will be allowed to re-open while we continue our battle against Covid-19 in Level 3 restrictions.” “The re-opening of these…

Tourism Recovery Plan sets out what must be done for the industry

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the publication of the Tourism Recovery Plan 2020 -2023, which has been prepared by the Tourism Recovery Taskforce. Deputy Farrell said, “This report shows the significant level of support and investment we must deliver to prevent long-term damage to the tourism sector in Ireland.” “In Fingal, we are lucky to…

Farrell appointed as Fine Gael Spokesperson for Climate Action

Dublin Fingal, Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell, has been appointed by An Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, as Fine Gael’s spokesperson for Climate Action. Deputy Farrell said, “It is a great honour to be appointed as the Climate Action Spokesperson for Fine Gael. Climate Change is the biggest challenge our generation and subsequent generations will have to overcome.” “I am excited to…

Aer Lingus workers need Government support

Dublin Fingal TD for Fine Gael, Alan Farrell has urged the Government to put in place initiatives that will protect jobs in Aer Lingus. Deputy Farrell said, “No sector of the economy has been exempt from the economic fallout during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the aviation industry has been particularly impacted as international travel ground to a halt. Moreover, travel…

Homeowners won’t face increased Local Property Tax bills next year

The revaluation date for Local Property Tax (LPT) has been deferred to November 2021, Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell, has said. Deputy Farrell said this decision means that taxpayers will not be faced with increased LPT bills for 2021. Deputy Farrell said: “My Fine Gael colleague, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, has confirmed that with the new valuation date there…

Blue Star Programme registration open to primary schools in Fingal

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has urged local primary schools to register for the Blue Star Programme before the deadline of October 7th, 2020. Deputy Farrell said, “The Blue Star Programme gives young students the chance to learn about the European Union and participate in projects that highlight the EU and our role in it.” “Ireland has…

€558,051 granted to improve housing conditions for older people and people with disabilities in Fingal

 Fingal is to receive state funding of €558,051 to improve housing stock for older people and people with a disability, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Farrell highlighted the funding for Fingal as part of an €18 million nationwide package announced by Government to improve housing conditions.  Deputy Farrell said: “The Disabled Persons Grant Scheme and the Improvement Works…

Farrell encourages employers in Fingal to avail of the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme

Fine Gael Deputy, Alan Farrell encouraged employers in Fingal to register for the new Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme (EWSS) which replaces the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme from the 1st of September 2020. Deputy Farrell said: “The EWSS is the centrepiece of the Government’s July Jobs Stimulus. “I would like to encourage all employers and businesses across Fingal who believe that…

New Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme will support businesses in Fingal to expand their online presence

Successful applicants will receive grants of up to €40k A new Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme will support businesses in Fingal to expand their online presence, Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell has said. Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD, has launched a new €5.5 million Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme as announced in the Government’s July Jobs…