Statements & Press

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…

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…