Tag: Malahide

DAA creating 350 new jobs for Dublin Fingal

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that the success of Dublin Airport and the news of an additional 350 jobs is a great boost for the area. “Dublin Airport had its busiest ever year in 2015, as a record 25 million passengers travelled through the airport. This was a 15% increase with an additional 3.3 million…

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…

Social housing provision urgently needs to be prioritised for Dublin Fingal

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has called on the State, and particularly Fingal County Council to urgently facilitate the building of social housing. “I would urge the State, and particularly Fingal County Council to facilitate the construction of social housing units in Fingal with the utmost urgency. Bringing more social and affordable housing units on stream would…

Increase in pay packets for many on first pay day of 2016

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that the USC changes introduced in Budget 2016 will be evident to thousands of people who are getting paid today (Friday) for the first time in 2016. “Budget 2016 introduced a cut to the USC for low to middle income earners from 7% to 5.5%, reducing the tax rate to…

9th Annual GOAL mile was a great success

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has said he is delighted with the success of the 9th Annual Goal mile charitable walk at Malahide Castle.   “I would like to thank everybody, from the serious runners, to families and those out for a morning stroll, who came out to support the GOAL mile in Malahide on Christmas Day.…

€120,889 allocated for the maintenance of roads in Fingal

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the news that €120,889 has been granted to Fingal for maintenance works on roads. “I am delighted at the news that €120,889 has been granted to Fingal County Council for maintenance works on roads in our local communities. “This funding is part of an allocation of almost €160 million from…

92% decrease in unfinished housing developments in Fingal

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal has said that the number of unfinished housing development or ghost estates in the Fingal County Council local authority area has decreased by 92% since 2010. “The number of unfinished housing developments or so-called ghost estates in the Fingal County Council area has fallen from 149 in 2010 to 12 today, a decrease of…

Pyrite homeowners can avoid expensive testing to avail of their LPT exemption

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that legislation going through Committee Stage in the Dáil yesterday (Friday), will allow pyrite homeowners to avoid the expensive testing they previously had to undergo to in order to avail of the exemption from Local Property Tax (LPT). “I have been working on this problem since the Local Property Tax (LPT)…

9th Annual GOAL mile to be held at Malahide Castle on Christmas Day

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell is organising the 9th annual ‘GOAL’ mile charitable walk at Malahide Castle with support from volunteers from the local community and Barry Andrews, Chief Executive Officer of GOAL. “The annual GOAL mile event in Malahide, which is in its 9th year, provides an enjoyable way for local people to start their Christmas…

Retailers should remove minimum charge for card payments following 50% cut in fees

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has said the reduction in fees for retailers accepting payment by debit and credit card will benefit both the retailers themselves and their customers. “I am pleased that the cost for retailers accepting card payments is being halved from yesterday (Wednesday), following its announcement by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan in…