News & Statements
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.
Listening to young people vital in tackling challenges of cyber-bullying – Farrell
Listening to young people and their experiences is vital to tackling risks posed by social media, a Fine Gael TD has said. Chair of the Oireachtas Children and Youth Affairs Committee, Alan Farrell, said: “Today’s Committee meeting gave me the opportunity to listen to the concerns, worries, and experiences of young people regarding the risks posed by social media usage.
1,340km of North Dublin roads ignored by Department of Transport – Farrell
Local roads in Fingal have been ignored in the 2018 Regional and Local Road Grant Allocations made by the Department of Transport, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Experts to advise Committee on strategy to combat childhood obesity – Farrell
Budget 2018 builds on Fine Gael’s commitment to affordable childcare for working families – Farrell
Fine Gael is continuing its commitment to making childcare more affordable for working families with announcements today in Budget 2018, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Childcare supports benefiting up to 70,000 children come into effect – Farrell
Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs, Alan Farrell, said that as of today (Friday), extra childcare supports are available for up to 70,000 children and their families.
Census figures show the importance of Metro North & DART Extension projects – Farrell
Census figures show the importance of the Metro North and DART extension projects, a Fine Gael TD has said.
North County Dublin to benefit from competition in the bus market – Farrell
The North County is set to benefit from Dublin bus services opening up to competition says local Fine Gael TD, Alan Farrrell. The news comes as bus and rail operator ‘Go-Ahead’ has been announced as the winner of the tendering competition to operate 10% of Public Service Obligation bus services in Dublin (currently operated by Dublin Bus).