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# alan-farrell - Today’s News

Ireland's Conor Ferguson produces PB to book place in European Championship final
# Final Destination
From The42
# Final Destination

Ireland's Conor Ferguson produces PB to book place in European Championship final

8 minutes ago 37 Views 0 Comments

Ferguson’s 50m backstroke final takes place at 6.18pm this evening.

Crackdown measures for cuckoo funds to be discussed by Cabinet today
# Housing
# Housing

Crackdown measures for cuckoo funds to be discussed by Cabinet today

16 minutes ago 820 Views 10 Comments

A memo on the EU Digital Green Certificate was expected to go to Cabinet but was pushed off the agenda last night.

Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua fight in doubt due to reported Deontay Wilder ruling
# Twist In The Tale
From The42
# Twist In The Tale

Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua fight in doubt due to reported Deontay Wilder ruling

24 minutes ago 661 Views 1 Comment

Fury announced this week that the British pair would clash in Saudi Arabia on 14 August.

Three people arrested in Cavan searches targeting dissident republicans
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Three people arrested in Cavan searches targeting dissident republicans

56 minutes ago 3,502 Views 1 Comment

A “significant” search was carried out in Cavan by An Garda Síochána this morning.

'Don't talk about us without us': Two activists - one Israeli and one Palestinian - share their perspective on the conflict
# Middle East Violence
# Middle East Violence

'Don't talk about us without us': Two activists - one Israeli and one Palestinian - share their perspective on the conflict

1 hour ago 8,882 Views 5 Comments

Activists Anna Garbar and Rawan Odeh speak to journalist Hannah McCarthy.

No respite in Gaza from Israeli strikes, as Joe Biden privately backs a ceasefire
# Benjamin Netanyahu
# Benjamin Netanyahu

No respite in Gaza from Israeli strikes, as Joe Biden privately backs a ceasefire

1 hour ago 3,312 Views 9 Comments

In total, 212 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, including at least 61 children, and more than 1,400 wounded.

Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds
# Housing
# Housing

Over 25,000 people sign petition calling for government to scrap tax breaks for cuckoo funds

1 hour ago 7,529 Views 20 Comments

Cabinet is set to discuss proposals on housing today.

'I know how to approach it' - 2017 experience has Henshaw ready to make his mark with Lions
# Older And Wiser
From The42
# Older And Wiser

'I know how to approach it' - 2017 experience has Henshaw ready to make his mark with Lions

1 hour ago 1,915 Views 3 Comments

The Leinster centre is determined to make his presence felt in South Africa.

Officials from National Cyber Security Centre to address 'urgent' meeting of TDs and Senators over HSE hack
# Ransomware
# Ransomware

Officials from National Cyber Security Centre to address 'urgent' meeting of TDs and Senators over HSE hack

2 hours ago 4,809 Views 6 Comments

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications Networks meets this morning.

# alan-farrell - Monday 9 November, 2020

Fine Gael TD brands Shane Ross a ‘waste of time’ over electric scooters
# Alan Farrell
# Alan Farrell

Fine Gael TD brands Shane Ross a ‘waste of time’ over electric scooters

Nov 9th 2020, 8:18 AM 48,049 Views 81 Comments

Alan Farrell is set to propose a bill to legislate electric scooters and electric bikes on Irish roads.

# alan-farrell - Thursday 10 October, 2019

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

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

Oct 10th 2019, 2:34 PM 67,970 Views 112 Comments

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
# European Elections
# European Elections

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

May 25th 2019, 7:45 AM 20,832 Views 30 Comments

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
# Save Water
# Save Water

Water levels to be dropped in Dublin as temperatures soar

Updated Jun 28th 2018, 4:00 PM 35,732 Views 186 Comments

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
# John Lawlor
# John Lawlor

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

Apr 24th 2018, 10:03 AM 18,886 Views 0 Comments

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
# Enda The Line
# Enda The Line

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

May 1st 2017, 4:07 PM 10,367 Views 61 Comments

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
# Water Woes
# Water Woes

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

Apr 8th 2017, 2:26 PM 22,364 Views 122 Comments

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
# Alan Farrell

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

Mar 23rd 2017, 12:57 PM 9,436 Views 27 Comments

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
# Gerry Adams
# Gerry Adams

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

Dec 19th 2016, 7:59 AM 10,458 Views 71 Comments

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
# Investigation
# Investigation

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

Dec 8th 2016, 10:57 AM 9,925 Views 154 Comments

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
# Project Eagle
# Project Eagle

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

Nov 16th 2016, 2:18 PM 8,280 Views 33 Comments

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
# Central Bank
# Central Bank

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

Nov 2nd 2016, 8:49 PM 41,946 Views 35 Comments

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"
# Legal Aid
# Legal Aid

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

May 5th 2016, 5:57 PM 23,387 Views 0 Comments

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"
# Water Protests
# Water Protests

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

Mar 22nd 2015, 8:24 PM 46,848 Views 346 Comments

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

# alan-farrell - Thursday 27 November, 2014

The guy called 'moron' by Alan Farrell has his own graph for the TD...
# Graphgate
# Graphgate

The guy called 'moron' by Alan Farrell has his own graph for the TD...

Nov 27th 2014, 9:13 AM 30,412 Views 58 Comments

Presented without comment.

# alan-farrell - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

A Twitter row over this incredibly vague graph climaxed with a FG TD calling a voter a "moron"
# Touchy Subject
# Touchy Subject

A Twitter row over this incredibly vague graph climaxed with a FG TD calling a voter a "moron"

Nov 26th 2014, 11:20 PM 48,379 Views 147 Comments

That escalated REALLY quickly.

# alan-farrell - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 21st 2014, 4:17 PM 8,003 Views 72 Comments

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
# Pact-men
# Pact-men

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

Aug 14th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,575 Views 36 Comments

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

# alan-farrell - Sunday 15 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 15th 2014, 1:31 PM 4,804 Views 2 Comments

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
# Reaction
# Reaction

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

May 1st 2014, 1:44 PM 14,763 Views 185 Comments

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

# alan-farrell - Monday 7 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 7th 2013, 3:56 PM 51,668 Views 346 Comments

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
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

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

Oct 5th 2013, 12:45 PM 27,115 Views 153 Comments

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
# Childcare
# Childcare

Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary

May 29th 2013, 5:37 PM 8,063 Views 44 Comments

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
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

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

Dec 5th 2012, 2:20 PM 4,226 Views 16 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

USI president defends student turnout at Children's Referendum

Nov 18th 2012, 7:35 AM 5,195 Views 20 Comments

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
# Weekend Voting
# Weekend Voting

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

Nov 17th 2012, 8:30 AM 5,790 Views 52 Comments

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
# Voting
# Voting

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

Nov 12th 2012, 3:31 PM 4,378 Views 30 Comments

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
# Voting

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

Jun 22nd 2012, 7:15 AM 2,650 Views 36 Comments

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
# College Fees
# College Fees

TD calls for instalment plan to help with student fees

Feb 6th 2012, 5:52 PM 2,219 Views 26 Comments

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
# Tweeting TDs

Nearly 85 per cent of TDs now on Twitter

Feb 3rd 2012, 1:30 PM 2,838 Views 21 Comments

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...
# Millions
# Millions

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

Jan 21st 2012, 5:37 PM 5,063 Views 103 Comments

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
# Dáil

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

Jul 13th 2011, 7:54 AM 6,060 Views 48 Comments

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
# GE11
# GE11

The Half Past Fix: 10.30pm

Feb 26th 2011, 10:32 PM 1,215 Views 0 Comments

Every hour – on the half hour – TheJournal.ie 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
# Dublin North
# Dublin North

James Reilly elected in Dublin North

Feb 26th 2011, 4:44 PM 703 Views 0 Comments

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