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# alan-farrell - Today’s News

Telecoms regulator launches major plan to tackle volume of scam calls to Irish mobile users
# Scam Calls
# Scam Calls

Telecoms regulator launches major plan to tackle volume of scam calls to Irish mobile users

5 hours ago 4,738 Views 17 Comments
  • The communications regulator has set up a taskforce to tackle the problem, Stephen McDermott writes.
  • Monthly meetings will examine proposals such as blocking callers from abroad which 'clone' Irish phone numbers.
  • ComReg says mobile users in Ireland are being 'inconvenienced, confused, and threatened' by volume of fraudulent calls and texts.

# alan-farrell - Yesterday’s News

Two arrested after body brought to post office and attempt to claim pension
# Carlow
# Carlow

Two arrested after body brought to post office and attempt to claim pension

5 hours ago 14,045 Views 0 Comments

Locals in Carlow last week spoke of their shock at the incident.

Seven scramblers and a quad bike seized in garda operation
# Dublin
# Dublin

Seven scramblers and a quad bike seized in garda operation

6 hours ago 11,134 Views 12 Comments

Two of the bikes were confirmed as stolen and officers are in the process of reuniting them with their owners.

Mohamed Salah scores winning spot-kick as Egypt edge past Ivory Coast
# The Egyptian King
From The42
# The Egyptian King

Mohamed Salah scores winning spot-kick as Egypt edge past Ivory Coast

Updated 6 hours ago 4,934 Views 2 Comments

The sides remained locked together at 0-0 after 120 minutes.

Celtic survive second-half scare to win at Hearts and keep pressure on Rangers
# Scotland
From The42
# Scotland

Celtic survive second-half scare to win at Hearts and keep pressure on Rangers

6 hours ago 2,555 Views 4 Comments

Hearts missed a penalty while trailing 2-1.

France boss Galthié wary of 'very strong' Ireland ahead of Six Nations title bid
# In Form
From The42
# In Form

France boss Galthié wary of 'very strong' Ireland ahead of Six Nations title bid

7 hours ago 3,616 Views 0 Comments

Les Bleus host Andy Farrell’s side in Paris on 12 February.

Prince Andrew demands jury trial in civil sex case brought by Virginia Giuffre
# Duke Of York
# Duke Of York

Prince Andrew demands jury trial in civil sex case brought by Virginia Giuffre

7 hours ago 14,405 Views 0 Comments

Ms Giuffre alleges the son of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth sexually assaulted her while she was a teenager.

10 points for Galway star Niland to fire NUIG into Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-finals
# On Fire
From The42
# On Fire

10 points for Galway star Niland to fire NUIG into Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-finals

7 hours ago 5,220 Views 0 Comments

The Galway University recorded an eight-point win over Mary I to ensure their progression to the next stage.

Loughlin stars as Ulster University too strong for Cork opponents despite Buckley efforts
# Sigerson Cup
From The42
# Sigerson Cup

Loughlin stars as Ulster University too strong for Cork opponents despite Buckley efforts

7 hours ago 4,359 Views 0 Comments

Earlier NUI Maynooth claimed a dramatic win to seal their last eight place.

Tipp and Cork forwards shine in UCC win, second group success for IT Carlow
# Fitzgibbon Cup
From The42
# Fitzgibbon Cup

Tipp and Cork forwards shine in UCC win, second group success for IT Carlow

7 hours ago 6,230 Views 0 Comments

The third-level hurling action continued tonight.

# alan-farrell - Sunday 21 November, 2021

Over 200 Dart carriages vandalised since January at a cost of over €500k
# Vandalism
# Vandalism

Over 200 Dart carriages vandalised since January at a cost of over €500k

Nov 21st 2021, 1:49 PM 22,912 Views 36 Comments

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell has called for a dedicated transport police to tackle rising incidents of anti-social behaviour.

# alan-farrell - Sunday 10 October, 2021

'Are we waiting for a serious assault to occur?' Renewed call for dedicated transport police
# Transport Police
# Transport Police

'Are we waiting for a serious assault to occur?' Renewed call for dedicated transport police

Oct 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 20,729 Views 33 Comments

It follows news of a disturbing incident that played out ona nighttime DART service this week.

# 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 48,237 Views 82 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 68,087 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 20,851 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 35,736 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 18,901 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 10,374 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 22,373 Views 118 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 9,450 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 10,478 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 9,943 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 8,287 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 41,983 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 23,463 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 46,859 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 30,427 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 48,389 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 8,011 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 5,581 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 4,810 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 14,767 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 51,729 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 27,175 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 8,080 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 4,230 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 5,201 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 5,795 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 4,383 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 2,656 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 2,230 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 2,846 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 5,086 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 6,149 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 1,223 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 707 Views 0 Comments

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