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€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…

€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…

Public should not travel abroad despite ‘Green-List’ publication

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has urged the public not to engage in international travel, despite the publication of the ‘Green-List’. Deputy Farrell said, “The continued message from the Government is that non-essential travel should be avoided by all people living in Ireland. However, we know that approximately 50,000 people are traveling each week from Ireland, some…

Speech on the Credit Guarantee (Amendment) Bill – 22nd July 2020

Thank you Ceann Comhairle. Throughout our history, Ireland has faced many challenges, we have endured famine, invasion, occupation and economic struggle; and this history of hardship is well recognised. However, the challenge before us today, is of a different nature to the challenges of the past. We are fighting an invisible enemy and relying of every man, woman and child…

Important changes to company law will mitigate impact of Covid-19

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the planned implementation of amendments to the Companies Act of 2014. Deputy Farrell said, “Today’s announcement that amendments will be made to the Companies Act of 2014 is of significant importance and will help companies across the island avoid the worst impacts of economic turbulence, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.”…

Engagement between Aer Lingus and employees necessary for reaching agreement

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that the job losses announced today at Aer Lingus are deeply saddening and urged all sides to engage in good faith. Deputy Farrell said, “The airline industry has been one of the worst affected sectors in the economy since the Covid-19 pandemic began. As international travel has ground to a…

Department of Children & Youth Affairs should be retained as a stand-alone entity

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal and outgoing Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children & Youth Affairs, Alan Farrell, has called for the retention of the Department of Children & Youth Affairs. Deputy Farrell said, “Like many, I have been concerned by the speculation that the Department of Children & Youth Affairs’ future may be in question and have…

Beef farmers in Fingal to benefit from a financial support package in response to Covid-19

A €50m support scheme will be made available to beef farmers in Dublin Fingal who have been financially affected by Covid-19, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Farrell said, “My colleague, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has announced Cabinet approval for an allocation of €50 million for a support scheme for beef finishing farms which…