Alan Farrell, TD

Dublin Fingal

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Dáil Question to the Minister for Social Protection

To ask the Minister for Social Protection her views on the 2012 figures showing that almost 50% of applicants who were refused disability allowance were awarded the payment on appeal; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Health

To ask the Minister for Health his policy regarding the addition of the meningitis vaccination to the national vaccination programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Topical Issue re home insurance refusals for Pyrite affected and remediated homes

I thank the Minister of State for taking this issue. I am fully aware of the work the Department and relevant bodies are undertaking to implement the recommendations of the report of the pyrite panel. I acknowledge it is a long and complex process to oversee the implementation of these recommendations, particularly as priority has been given to remediation rather than any other issue. I find it necessary, however, to highlight a particular recommendation in section 22 of the report with regard to home insurance issues that may require a new and more robust approach by Departments.

Topical Issue re home insurance refusals for Pyrite affected and remediated homes

I thank the Minister of State for taking this issue. I am fully aware of the work the Department and relevant bodies are undertaking to implement the recommendations of the report of the pyrite panel. I acknowledge it is a long and complex process to oversee the implementation of these recommendations, particularly as priority has been given to remediation rather than any other issue. I find it necessary, however, to highlight a particular recommendation in section 22 of the report with regard to home insurance issues that may require a new and more robust approach by Departments.

Fuel rebate to cover private coach operators

"The expansion of the fuel rebate scheme for private coach operators will benefit the local economy', according to Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal Alan Farrell, following the announcement that the original rebate for haulage companies granted by Fine Gael Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. will now be available for private coach companies.

Property tax exemption demonstrates Govt commitment to assist pyrite homeowners

Fine Gael TD for Dublin North, Alan Farrell, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, that owners of houses affected by pyrite will not have to pay the property tax. Pyrite is a building material which has caused significant damage to homes. It has been used in the construction of thousands of houses in north Dublin, Meath and Kildare.

Property tax exemption demonstrates Govt commitment to assist pyrite homeowners

Fine Gael TD for Dublin North, Alan Farrell, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD, that owners of houses affected by pyrite will not have to pay the property tax. Pyrite is a building material which has caused significant damage to homes. It has been used in the construction of thousands of houses in north Dublin, Meath and Kildare.

Fuel rebate to cover private coach operators

"The expansion of the fuel rebate scheme for private coach operators will benefit the local economy', according to Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal Alan Farrell, following the announcement that the original rebate for haulage companies granted by Fine Gael Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. will now be available for private coach companies.

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Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
Phone: 016184008
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