Tag: alan farrell td

A resolution for families affected by Pyrite

A resolution for families affected by Pyrite– Farrell Funding for the Pyrite Resolution Board has been approved Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan T.D, that the Government has approved Exchequer funding for a pyrite remediation scheme to be implemented under…

Class sizes safeguarded and 1,400 new teachers for schools in 2014

Class sizes safeguarded and 1,400 new teachers for schools in 2014 Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the safeguarding of class sizes and the addition of 1,400 new teachers for schools in 2014. “As well as maintaining the existing pupil teacher ratios in free schools for the third successive year, an additional 1,400 teachers…

Retention of 9% VAT rate and scrapping air travel tax great boost to tourism

Retention of 9% VAT rate and scrapping air travel tax great boost to tourism – Farrell Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has today (Tuesday) said that the retention of the 9% VAT rate for tourism services will be a great boost to the tourism sector in Dublin Fingal. Deputy Farrell, has also warmly welcomed the scrapping of…

Significant step toward free GP Care for all

Free GP care for five and under in 2014. Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has today (Tuesday 15th October) welcomed the news that the Department of Health has secured funding in the 2014 Budget for the introduction of free GP care for children aged five years and under from next year. “This is a significant step towards…

Saturday polls would end regressive practice of schools being closed for voting

Fine Gael TD for Dublin North, Alan Farrell, has called for the holding of elections and referenda on Saturdays or Sundays, to bring an end the practice where over 1,000 schools are closed every time the people go to the polls. “The closure of over 1,000 schools for today’s referenda on the abolition of the Seanad and the establishment of…

Launch of 4G services will make Ireland more attractive as a business location

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal Alan Farrell has today (Thursday) welcomed the launch of 4G services in Ireland. 4G services allow users access the internet at data speeds up to 10 times faster. Deputy Farrell said that having 4G will make Ireland more attractive to foreign investors and increase the country’s competitiveness. “This shows that investor confidence in the…

Legislation to safeguard welfare of pre-school children will go a long way towards improving childcare sector – Farrell

Fine Gael TD for Dublin North, Alan Farrell, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald TD, that the Cabinet yesterday approved a number of legislative proposals which will strengthen the registration and regulation of pre-school services. “The proposed legislation brought forward by Minister Fitzgerald this week goes a long way towards…

11 Prefabs to be replaced in Skerries & Balrothery

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal Alan Farrell has said that “a total €15 million has been allocated by Government to replace 156 prefabs nationwide with permanent accommodation.  This initiative will benefit some 3,300 pupils across the country and comes on the back of the 2012 allocation which saw in excess of 458 prefabs replaced. “The Department of education school…