Tag: Children

Supporting Working Families in Dublin Fingal

Fine Gael’s plans to make work pay more than welfare Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, today (Tuesday) said the party’s plans to support working families by making work pay include a new Working Family Payment to ensure that every parent working 15 hours or more per week takes home at least €11.75 per hour. “Fine Gael has…

New National Physical Activity Plan aims to get 500,000 more people exercising regularly

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that Ireland’s first ever National Physical Activity Plan, which will aim to get half a million more people taking regular exercise, will greatly benefit our battle against obesity. “Tackling obesity, and particularly childhood obesity, is of the utmost importance in terms of ensuring our health, and the health of our…

Hometime is peak time for child road fatalities

Immediate focus needed on road safety as child fatalities double   Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has today (Wednesday) urged parents preparing to send children back to school to think about road safety, in light of the news that road deaths among children have doubled this year.   “Twice as many children have died on the roads…