Tag: Transport

Metro for Swords & Dublin Airport gets green light

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal has said the announcement that ‘New Metro North’ has been chosen as the transport option to serve Swords and Dublin Airport is great news for the North County. “I am delighted that ‘New Metro North’ has been chosen as the transport option to serve the transport needs of Swords, Dublin Airport, and the surrounding…

A long-term, sustainable transport option for Swords & Dublin Airport must be delivered now

“The delivery of a new, long-term, sustainable transport option to serve Swords and Dublin Airport must happen now” says Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal. “Census 2011 identified Fingal as having a growth rate of almost four times that of Dublin city. With such a fast growing population, and with falling unemployment levels, it is essential that a…

Extension of Dublin bus service to Knocksedan finally under consideration

“I am pleased that Dublin Bus has begun discussions with Fingal County Council with a view to progressing the possibility of establishing a bus service to serve the residents of Knocksedan Estate” says Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal. “As recent as three weeks ago Dublin Bus maintained in their response to me regarding the provision of a…

Farrell hosts public meeting on ‘The Future of Public Transport for Swords’

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell held a public meeting in Swords yesterday evening (Thursday) focusing on ‘The Future of Public Transport for Swords’ with Tom Manning and Marchello Corsi from the Railway Procurement Agency.   “The north side of Dublin needs a high-frequency, fast, and reliable public transport option. As the list of 25 possible options has…

Consideration of Aer Lingus’ long-term future must outweigh short-term benefits

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has stated that, regardless of the short-term gain which any sale of the Government’s share in Aer Lingus may have, securing Aer Lingus’ long-term future in Ireland must be the prominent consideration in terms of examining any offer for our national carrier.   “As a small island nation, we must do all…

Commitments offered by IAG are not acceptable to Government

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has welcomed Minister Donohoe’s announcement of the Government’s latest position on the proposed takeover of Aer Lingus by IAG.   “I am pleased that the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD has stated that the information and commitments provided by IAG thus far do not provide for a basis…

Future transport options for Dublin Fingal open to public consultation

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has urged residents from Swords, and throughout Dublin Fingal, to engage with the public consultation announced by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, today. Six project options have been shortlisted to serve the transport needs of Dublin North, including Swords and Dublin Airport.   “I am pleased that the…

Bill introduced to regulate clamping on public and private property for the first time

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has congratulated the Minister for Tourism, Transport and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD on the introduction of the Vehicle Clamping Bill 2014. “In essence, this Bill will provide certainty and consistency to motorists in dealing with the industry and will eradicate so called cowboy clampers. “This Bill aims to regulate clamping on public…

Farrell welcomes free public transport for those under 18 until August 24th

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the announcement by the National Transport Authority that all children between the ages of 4 and 18, who have a leap card, will receive free travel on public transport until August 24th. “I am pleased that the National Transport Authority has taken the initiative to provide free access to public…

No plans to change the Free Travel Pass Scheme.

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed confirmation from the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, that the Government has absolutely no intention of changing the Free Travel Pass Scheme for older people in any way. “Speaking on radio this morning the Minister clarified that the Government has no plan to remove free travel passes from…