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Farrell appointed as Fine Gael Spokesperson for Climate Action

Dublin Fingal, Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell, has been appointed by An Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, as Fine Gael’s spokesperson for Climate Action. Deputy Farrell said, “It is a great honour to be appointed as the Climate Action Spokesperson for Fine Gael. Climate Change is the biggest challenge our generation and subsequent generations will have to overcome.” “I am excited to…

Aer Lingus workers need Government support

Dublin Fingal TD for Fine Gael, Alan Farrell has urged the Government to put in place initiatives that will protect jobs in Aer Lingus. Deputy Farrell said, “No sector of the economy has been exempt from the economic fallout during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the aviation industry has been particularly impacted as international travel ground to a halt. Moreover, travel…

Homeowners won’t face increased Local Property Tax bills next year

The revaluation date for Local Property Tax (LPT) has been deferred to November 2021, Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell, has said. Deputy Farrell said this decision means that taxpayers will not be faced with increased LPT bills for 2021. Deputy Farrell said: “My Fine Gael colleague, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, has confirmed that with the new valuation date there…

Blue Star Programme registration open to primary schools in Fingal

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has urged local primary schools to register for the Blue Star Programme before the deadline of October 7th, 2020. Deputy Farrell said, “The Blue Star Programme gives young students the chance to learn about the European Union and participate in projects that highlight the EU and our role in it.” “Ireland has…

New Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme will support businesses in Fingal to expand their online presence

Successful applicants will receive grants of up to €40k A new Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme will support businesses in Fingal to expand their online presence, Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrell has said. Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English TD, has launched a new €5.5 million Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme as announced in the Government’s July Jobs…

Balbriggan, Malahide, Skerries & Swords can now avail of local authority funding to help communities respond to Covid-19

Balbriggan, Malahide, Skerries and Swords can now avail of local authority funding for projects to help in our response to Covid-19, a Fine Gael TD has said. Deputy Farrell, said, “I am delighted that my colleague, Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced the expansion of the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. “As part of the changes, 41…

Once off payment of €1,000 will help sole traders

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has urged self employed people to avail of the newly revamped Enterprise Support Grant. Deputy Farrell said, “Previously this grant was available only to those starting up new businesses, however, this has been expanded to include sole traders who have had their income impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.” “The expansion is designed…

Significant expansion of the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will benefit many more families in Fingal

A significant expansion of the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will ensure that many more families in Fingal can benefit from it ahead of this school year, a Fine Gael Deputy has said. Deputy Farrell said: “My colleague the Minister for Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands, Heather Humphreys, has confirmed to me that the…

Fingal County Council to receive funding of €3,403,340 for Housing Adaptation Grants

Fingal County Council will receive funding to support home adaptations for older people and those living with a disability in private houses, a Fine Gael Deputy has said. Deputy Farrell said, “The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage has today announced allocations to local authorities worth a total of €73.75 million in 2020 for Housing Adaptation Grants. “These grants…