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€75m childcare package will provide reassurance to service providers and parents

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal and outgoing Chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the announcement of €75m in funds for childcare providers in the State. Deputy Farrell said, “The uncertainty caused by the pandemic has led to significant worry and stress for childcare workers and providers. This announcement is an…

World no tobacco day a chance to redouble our efforts in tackling smoking 

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has urged people to take the initiative to quit smoking and engage with the supports available. Deputy Farrell said, “This Sunday, May 31st, marks ‘World No Tobacco Day’, and I would urge all smokers to consider the effect the habit is having on their lives and the lives of their loved ones.”…

Dublin Fingal enterprises urged to apply to Restart Grant for Small Business

Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell has urged small and micro businesses across Dublin Fingal to apply for the new €250m Restart Grant, which will give direct grant aid to help them with the costs associated with reopening and reemploying workers following COVID-19 closures. Deputy Farrell said: “The Grant will be available to businesses with a turnover of less than €5m…

Dublin Fingal enterprises urged to apply to Restart Grant for Small Business

Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell has urged small and micro businesses across Dublin Fingal to apply for the new €250m Restart Grant, which will give direct grant aid to help them with the costs associated with reopening and reemploying workers following COVID-19 closures. Deputy Farrell said: “The Grant will be available to businesses with a turnover of less than €5m…

Recommendations in Elliot report of Scouting Ireland must be implemented with transparency 

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has called on Scouting Ireland to implement the recommendations of the Learning Review carried out by Mr. Ian Elliott, Independent Safeguarding Consultant. Speaking following the publication of the review, Deputy Farrell, the outgoing Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs said, “It is essential that Scouting Ireland embrace the recommendations set out in the report by…

Baby shops should be prioritised as phased reopening nears

Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell has said that baby shops should be allowed to reopen as soon as possible provided they can meet social distancing measures and other public health advice. Deputy Farrell said, “Many couples across the country are eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new family member, this is always an immensely exciting time for parents, siblings, grandparents…

‘Beating Breathlessness’ a modern approach to providing healthcare advice

Dublin Fingal, Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell has hailed the introduction of a new, nurse-led, online support for people suffering from Asthma and COPD. Deputy Farrell said, “Earlier this week we marked World Asthma Day, there are approximately 380,000 people with Asthma in Ireland and 1 in 10 children battle the condition. Having the correct information about how to manage…

Farrell urges public not to defer check-ups with GPs if concerned.

Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell has urged the public to have conditions or non-Covid symptoms checked by a doctor. Deputy Farrell said, “It is understandable for people to have a degree of caution about putting themselves at risk by attending their GP, however this should not extend to the detriment of their own health.” “It is vital that if someone is experiencing…