News & Statements
Action needed to ensure children are no longer forced to receive care for mental ill-health in adult units – Farrell
Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, Alan Farrell has voiced his concern at the significant increase in the number of children admitted to adult mental health units since last year, as outlined in the Mental Health Commission’s 2017 Annual Report.
Scouting Ireland must implement all findings of Independent Review in full – Farrell
A Fine Gael TD has said Scouting Ireland must implement all the recommendations of the Independent Review in full, and the restoration of funding for the organisation for three months will allow them to do this.
Inconsistencies in Tusla management of child sexual abuse cannot be tolerated – Farrell
TD for Dublin Fingal and Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, Alan Farrell, has voiced his concern regarding Tusla’s management of allegations of child sexual abuse, following the completion of an investigation by HIQA.
US embassy informed of horror and concern to treatment of immigrant families – Farrell
A FINE Gael TD has expressed his concern and horror with the United States (US) embassy in Ireland over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families on the southern US borders.
Action must be taken to tackle cyber threats to electoral process including online disinformation – Farrell
The Government must act to protect Ireland from cyber threats to the electoral process, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Let’s bowl over the opposition with support for Irish cricket team – Farrell
Ireland’s cricket team deserve as much support as possible this weekend for the first test series to be held in the country, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Scouting Ireland report is deeply concerning – Farrell
Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, Alan Farrell has said Scouting Ireland must answer questions on the reported mishandling in a case of alleged rape, particularly given the organisation is in receipt of State funding.
Failure to tackle childhood obesity would be tantamount to failing every child in Ireland – Farrell
The State will face consequences for generations to come if we don’t tackle childhood obesity now, the chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs has said.
Fingal would be ideal home for new elective-only hospital to be based in Dublin – Farrell
Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has called for the new elective-only hospital for Dublin to be located in Fingal, following the inclusion of this facility in the Government’s National Development Plan. Deputy Farrell said: “With the fastest-growing population in the country, and with Fingal’s proximity to significant transport infrastructure, I believe our community would be the ideal home for a new medical facility.
Use of school buildings for after-school childcare could help reduce costs for parents – Farrell
Using school buildings for the provision of after-school childcare could help reduce costs for parents and guardians, a Fine Gael TD has said.