Alan Farrell TD

Alan Farrell was elected to the 31st Dáil as representative for Dublin North on the 25th February 2011.

Alan is a member of the Select Committee for Justice, Equality and Defence.  He was appointed Chairperson of the Fine Gael Internal Committee for Public Expenditure and Reform in 2011, and is also a member of the Internal Committees for Environment, Community and Local Government, and European Affairs.

Prior to his election to Dáil Éireann,  Alan has been working in local Government since 2004.   At age 26 he was one of the youngest members elected to Fingal County Council.   He was appointed as Mayor of Fingal in 2007. 

Alan brings a diverse range of experience and expertise to his office in Dáil Eireann, particularly with reference to Dublin North.  He was a former member of the Fingal County Enterprise Board, the Fingal Development Board, and the Drinan Enterprise Centre, which in 2010 attracted over 90 jobs to the Swords area.   

He has held many notable positions with Fingal County Council, including Chairperson of the Fingal Joint Policing Committee for two years, Chairperson of Corporate Policy Group;  Chairperson of the Organisational & Procedural Committee.

Alan has organised an annual Christmas Day GOAL Mile in Malahide Castle, raising over €18,000 since 2007 for the humanitarian charity.

He has a strong business background, and has successfully run his own small business for the past eight years. 

He is committed to providing a strong voice for the people in his area, and continues to work hard in order to make an impact on both a local and a national level. 


Action Plan for Jobs helping to create 2,000 jobs a month

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has said that the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is creating the conditions whereby 2,000 jobs per month are now being created in the private sector. Deputy Farrell’s comments were made following the release of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs sixth quarterly progress report which showed that 160 out of 180 objectives have been delivered for the second quarter of 2013.

Question on the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence

To ask the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide an update on the progress of the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence on the implementation of its strategy and evidence of the impact it is making on the recent figures showing an increase in domestic abuse against children; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

North County set to receive further ‘Next Generation’ investment by 2015

Towns in north county Dublin will receive further investment in telecommunications infrastructure between now and 2015 as part of a national roll out of next generation broadband services, according to Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal. Deputy Farrell has welcomed this timely announcement on foot of today’s launch of Government’s National Digital Strategy, aimed at a country wide adoption of digital engagement and building hardware that will focus on meeting modern day demand.

Courts and Civil Law Bill 2013

I would like to thank the Minister for bringing this Bill before the House. This legislation aims to make two very important changes in our legal system. First of all, it sets out to achieve transparency of family law practices by abolishing the ‘in camera’ rule, and secondly, to achieve efficiency and affordability within our courts service.

Government will pay employers to hire long-term unemployed under new JobsPlus scheme

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has welcomed the launch of JobsPlus, a new Government initiative aimed at incentivising employers to hire the long-term unemployed. It will see the State cover €1 out of every €4 it costs to hire someone off the Live Register.