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# alan-farrell - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Six TDs and senators forced to refund €10,000 in expenses

Fine Gael’s Maria Bailey and Alan Farrell were among those found to have made invalid expenses claims.

# alan-farrell - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'I don't think it worked': Micheál Martin isn't too happy about the crowded line ups for this week's TV debates

Martin has suggested a ‘threshold’ for candidates might be used the next time around.

# alan-farrell - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar

Irish Water has asked the public to conserve water where possible during the hot weather.

# alan-farrell - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Scouting Ireland CEO pulls out of appearance before government committee as fallout from rape allegation continues

It emerged last weekend that a scout leader accused of a sexual assault remains under investigation by gardaí and the DPP.

# alan-farrell - Monday 1 May, 2017

"The sooner the better" - Fine Gael's Alan Farrell wants to know when Enda will be calling time

Now that the parameters for the Brexit negotiations have been agreed, the spotlight is expected to fall upon Enda Kenny’s leadership once more.

# alan-farrell - Saturday 8 April, 2017

'It was a cock-up': Government chief whip says Fine Gael messed up with water charges

Regina Doherty said that the party had made a “catastrophe” of trying to introduce water charges.

# alan-farrell - Thursday 23 March, 2017

FG TD feels 'vindicated' after ruling says he didn't defame Sinn Féin TDs in Dáil Alan Farrell This post contains videos

FG TD feels 'vindicated' after ruling says he didn't defame Sinn Féin TDs in Dáil

The Committee on Procedure ruled that Alan Farrell didn’t breach Dáil privilege.

# alan-farrell - Monday 19 December, 2016

'I don't think he is immortal': Gerry's leadership remains unfazed after recent scandals

There were mutterings that Adams might have met his threshold of controversies, but he remains to see another day.

# alan-farrell - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Fine Gael TD insists he is not linking Sinn Féin deputies to Brian Stack murder

Alan Farrell said he was merely calling on Sinn Féin deputies to make a statement.

# alan-farrell - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

Martin McGuinness points finger firmly at the DUP at Public Accounts Committee hearing on Project Eagle

The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland has been giving his side of the story regarding the Project Eagle debacle.

# alan-farrell - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

"A major cause of concern": Shock as liquidator appointed to Rush Credit Union

Earlier this year gardaí confirmed they were investigating reports of financial irregularities at the credit union.

# alan-farrell - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Paul Murphy says he couldn't afford legal fees "even on a full TD's salary"

As a TD, Murphy is entitled to an annual salary of €87,258 before tax.

# alan-farrell - Sunday 22 March, 2015

"Massive non-payment of this charge is vital if we want to stop this beast"

Ruth Coppinger was speaking after yesterday’s impressive protest turnout.

# alan-farrell - Thursday 27 November, 2014

# alan-farrell - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

# alan-farrell - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Enda Kenny: 'I have every confidence John Tierney can do his job'

Meanwhile, a Fine Gael backbencher has called on the board of Irish Water to resign.

# alan-farrell - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Fine Gael TDs like the idea of a voting pact more than Labour TDs

Labour minister Alan Kelly thinks it’s a good idea but some of his party colleagues disagree.

# alan-farrell - Sunday 15 June, 2014

From The42 UCI accused of giving Froome unfair advantage by allowing use of steroid-based drug - report Controversy

UCI accused of giving Froome unfair advantage by allowing use of steroid-based drug - report

The World Anti-Doping Agency is apparently studying the case, according to French Sunday newspaper, Le Journal du Dimanche.

# alan-farrell - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Taoiseach: Gerry Adams' arrest is nothing to do with us... or any other political party here

Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil said that Mary Lou McDonald is being completely insensitive in her comments today.

# alan-farrell - Monday 7 October, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

TD who called Sinéad O’Connor ‘mad as a brush’ apologises

The singer had earlier asked the Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell to explain the comments he made about the state of her mental health.

# alan-farrell - Saturday 5 October, 2013

TD criticised for Sinéad O'Connor 'mad as brush' message

The singer appeared on the Late Late last night after an online war of words with Miley Cyrus in which the US performer had made reference to O’Connor’s past mental health problems.

# alan-farrell - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary

Frances Fitzgerald says both the Gardaí and the HSE are investigating the footage broadcast on Prime Time last night.

# alan-farrell - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Property tax 'won't kick in until July', tweets Fine Gael TD

Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell appears to confirm reports that the public will get six months’ warning of the property tax.

# alan-farrell - Sunday 18 November, 2012

USI president defends student turnout at Children's Referendum

John Logue said the union advocated for a Yes vote and that thousands of students were unable to return home to vote as they were awaiting grant payments.

# alan-farrell - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Students criticised for failing to get out the vote in children's referendum

The Union of Students in Ireland has been criticised by Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell in the wake of the low turnout in the children’s referendum last weekend.

# alan-farrell - Monday 12 November, 2012

'Day of the week didn't cause low turnout,' insists TD who backs weekend voting

Alan Farrell hopes to introduce legislation that would see all elections and referenda held on weekends or rest days and insists he has not been deterred by Saturday’s low turnout.

# alan-farrell - Friday 22 June, 2012

Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends Voting This post contains a poll

Fine Gael TD calls for elections and referenda to be held at weekends

Alan Farrell wants polling days to be held on Saturdays or Sundays in order to prevent school disruptions and allow for more people to vote.

# alan-farrell - Monday 6 February, 2012

TD calls for instalment plan to help with student fees

Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell said a monthly direct debit system would ease pressure on families.

# alan-farrell - Friday 3 February, 2012

Nearly 85 per cent of TDs now on Twitter Tweeting TDs

Nearly 85 per cent of TDs now on Twitter

Research has shown that 139 of the 166 members of the Dáil operate a Twitter account.

# alan-farrell - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Here’s how much the Government spent on legal fees last year...

Enda Kenny said proposals for a competitive tendering process to cut costs have been rejected.

# alan-farrell - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Mick Wallace labels Mary Mitchell O'Connor 'Miss Piggy' Dáil This post contains videos

Mick Wallace labels Mary Mitchell O'Connor 'Miss Piggy'

Wallace is recorded in conversation with fellow independents Luke Ming Flanagan and Shane Ross.

# alan-farrell - Saturday 26 February, 2011

The Half Past Fix: 10.30pm

Every hour – on the half hour – brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

James Reilly elected in Dublin North

Outgoing Fine Gael TD Dr James Reilly has been elected on the first count in Dublin North.