Tag: schools

Farrell urges parents to apply for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance.

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has encouraged parents to apply for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance which opened this week for online applications. Application forms are available at www.welfare.ie. “Back to school time each year can place extra pressure on families who are already struggling to make ends meet. The Back to School Clothing…

Saturday polls would benefit the country financially, educationally and democratically

Fine Gael TD for Dublin North, Alan Farrell, has proposed a Bill to provide for the holding of elections and referenda on Saturdays or Sundays, stating that holding elections and referenda at weekends will benefit the country financially, educationally and democratically. “Currently, election and referenda and the resulting counts take place on weekdays which results in a number of problems…

Education grants target prefab legacy in Dublin North

Fine Gael TD for Dublin North Alan Farrell has congratulated six schools from Dublin North who have been offered government grants to replace existing prefabricated units with permanent accommodation, as part of a national initiative undertaken by the Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn TD. “It is my view that the practise of renting prefabricated buildings has been one of the…