Over 5,000 Donegal carers to receive annual grant of €1,850 

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal Fianna Fáil TD, Charlie McConalogue, has today confirmed the payment of the Carer’s Support Grant to some 5,240 carers across County Donegal. Donegal was the sixth highest recipient county this year. The annual grant of €1,850 is in recognition of the key role carers play every […]

Five per cent pay increase for supervisors of Employment Support Schemes

COMMUNITY employment workers who work as supervisors, assistant supervisors and team leaders across various schemes are set to receive a 5 per cent increase this year. The pay deal will benefit over 1,600 employees of organisations that manage Community Employment (CE), Tús, Rural Social Scheme (RSS) and Job Initiative (JI). Fianna Fáil TD and Minister […]

Almost €20m for Donegal’s 2023 Health Capital Plan

DONEGAL will receive almost €20m in funding under the 2023 Health Capital Plan. This puts Donegal in the top 10 of counties funded in 2023. The funding will be allocated throughout the county including an extension to Donegal Hospice and increasing capacity at the LUH Renal Dialisis Unit from 14 to 21. Advertisement Commenting, Minister […]

Minister McConalogue to host community meeting in Donegal Town

DONEGAL Minister Charlie McConalogue is set to hold a local community meeting in Donegal Town tomorrow night.  The meeting gets underway at 8pm in The Central Hotel, Donegal Town. The meeting will include updates on local and national issues from Cllr Michael Naughton, Senator Niall Blaney as well as Minister McConalogue. Advertisement The agenda includes […]

McConalogue and Belgian Ambassador mark EU50 at Scoil Mhuire Buncrana

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD, Charlie McConalogue and Belgian Ambassador to Ireland, Karen van Vlierberge, visited Scoil Mhuire Buncrana yesterday to mark EU50 and Europe Day 2023 with students and staff. Europe Day 2023 marks the culmination of the Government’s EU50 programme which has been celebrating key milestones in the […]

‘Sheep farmers at the moment are pretty much on the floor’

BY DIONNE MEEHAN DONEGAL Sheep Chairman, Adrian Gallagher said sheep farming is not viable at the minute unless a support is put in place. Adrian recently hosted a meeting with the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Marine, Charlie McConalogue at his home in Letterkenny in a bid to achieve a support for sheep farmers. Advertisement […]

McConalogue announces further support for Inshore fisheries sector

In a meeting with representatives of the Inshore fisheries sector today, with representatives from Donegal, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal T.D. Charlie McConalogue announced a new round of funding under the Brexit Inshore Fisheries Business Model Adjustment Scheme. The support scheme which operated in 2022 was put in place to assist […]

Donegal awarded over €380,000 by Community Monuments Fund

SEVEN Donegal projects have been allocated funding of over €380,000 under this year’s Community Monuments Fund. The core objective of the Community Monuments Fund is to support the conservation, maintenance, protection, and promotion of local monuments and historic sites, in alignment with the aims of the Government’s new heritage plan, Heritage Ireland 2030, and the […]

Education Minister Norma Foley given warm welcome in Creeslough

Education Minister Norma Foley has received a warm welcome from the excited pupils and staff of Scoil Mhuire, Creeslough. Minister Foley is in the county today to officially open a new state of the art school at Scoil Mhuire B&C, Stranorlar and a modern extension at Scoil Mhuire Creeslough.   Advertisement   Creeslough was her […]