Alan Farrell

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People having an outdoor drink on Essex Street East in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Concerns have been raised that a purely paper-based certification system will be used for those who are vaccinated against Covid-19 to access indoor d(...)

Plan to reduce transport emissions by 51 per cent ‘daunting’ the Climate committee has hears

Over reliance on electric vehicles (EVs) to achieve a 51 per cent cut in carbon emissions associated with Irish transport by 2030 could cost the State(...)

Minister for the Environment and Climate Eamon Ryan announced early last month that he expected the revised Bill to receive Cabinet approval by end of February. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Friends of the Earth has accused Fine Gael of holding up the Climate Action Bill amid indications of a delay in publication of the revised version of (...)

Brian Fenton scored four points from midfield in Dublin’s win over Laois. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 2-23 Laois 0-7 In the 68th minute of the usual Leinster semi-final cakewalk for Dublin, Paul Mannion cut in off the right and fed Ciarán Kilke(...)

 Dr Ronan Glynn, right, gave  Nphet members a  dressing down this week over the amount of times ‘Nphet sources’ are quoted in the media. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Spare a thought for the poor members of Nphet, many plucked from the groves of Academe or harvested from the higher echelons of the HSE and Civil Serv(...)

 Chairman of Fine Gael parliamentary party Richard Bruton: "I think people did perceive the party as not being ‘on your side’ and that is one of the most difficult challenges if a party comes to be perceived as being sort of detached."  Photograph: Laura Hutton

Fine Gael was seen as detached and not on the side of the public in this year’s general election, according to the blunt finding of an internal party (...)

Leo  Varadkar may give junior portfolios to some who will lose their Cabinet position. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens will appoint 20 ministers of state, known as junior ministers, if the coalition deal is ratified by their partie(...)

 Alan Farrell. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Alan Farrell (43) from Malahide in north Co Dublin has been re-elected as Fine Gael TD for Fingal for the third time. Farrell owned and operated his (...)

The results of phantom polls can travel along the constituency bush telegraph, suggesting that one candidate or another is in trouble. Photograph: Frank Miller

If the final days of an election campaign are when swing voters traditionally make up their minds, then they are also often the days when discipline b(...)

Darragh O’Brien should easily hold his seat and is likely to top the poll again as he did in the 2016 general election. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin Fingal (five seats) Current: 1 FG, 1 FF, 1 Lab, 1 SF, 1 GP Voters in Dublin Fingal only went to the polls on November 29th, 2019, in the byel(...)

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