Progress on A5 project receives a warm welcome


THE government’s announcement this week that they will provide €600million toward the construction of the A5 which links the North West to Dublin has been widely welcomed on both sides of the border. Families bereaved by the more than 50 road deaths on the A5 since 2006 have welcomed the news and expressed the hope […]


McConalogue to travel to Africa for St Patrick’s Day


MINISTER for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue will travel to Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan, as part of the government’s overseas travel for this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Tánaiste Micheál Martin brought the plan to Cabinet on Tuesday outlining which country each minister will travel to. The Tánaiste will visit Vancouver, Ottawa, and Toronto in Canada […]


Funding of €8.2 million announced for six Donegal marine infrastructure projects


Six Donegal marine infrastructure projects are to receive a total of €8.276 million under the Brexit Adjustment Local Authority Marine Infrastructure Scheme (BALAMI).   The funding is part of the overall funding package of €12.7 million for 15 marine projects announced today by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue. Advertisement   […]


€1.3 billion tax package welcomed


The €1.3 billion personal tax package that came into effect this week has been welcomed by Donegal minister, Charlie McConalogue.   “The package, announced in last October’s budget, will benefit up to two million income taxpayers. The measures that have come into effect since Monday will make a real and significant difference to taxpayers in […]


Increased mackerel quota a major boost for county – McConalogue


The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, says the increased mackerel quota secured for Ireland at the EU Fisheries Council will be worth an estimated €4.5 million to the local economy.  “Mackerel is a massively important species for the local fishing industry, and for employment in Donegal – 98 per cent of […]


McConalogue describes COP28 trip as a timely opportunity to discuss Ireland’s role


Donegal government minister, Charlie McConalogue, has described his attendance at COP28 Summit in Dubai at the weekend as a valuable opportunity to communicate the sustainable farm family food production system in Ireland as well as an opportunity to contribute to the global dialogue on sustainable food.   “As a food producing nation, it is important […]


Funding announced for four Gaeltacht initiatives


There has been a warm welcome to the news that funding of almost €400,000 has been approved for a number of public initiatives in the Donegal Gaeltacht.  A grant of up to €47,320 has been approved for Coiste Forbartha Chnoc Fola to undertake renovation works on the community centre. In addition, up to €262,828 has […]


Donegal Ten-T go ahead expected in New Year


by Kate Heaney A CABINET decision on the Ten-T Donegal Project moving to the planning stage is expected to be made at the start of 2024, according to government minister, Charlie McConalogue. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine said: “This next step in the process early in the new year will follow on […]


McConalogue confident ahead of next election


By Dionne Meehan DONEGAL minister Charlie McConalogue said he will go into the next elections believing he has “delivered” in a “serious way”. The Fianna Fáil politician has served as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine since September 2020. Advertisement With local elections set to take place next year likely to be followed by […]


Fianna Fáil hold public meeting in Ramelton


By Dionne Meehan FIANNA Fáil held a community meeting in Ramelton Community Centre on Monday night which was attended by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue and Donegal County Councillor, Liam Blaney. The meeting, which was held for the Ramelton, Rathmullan and Drumhalla areas, updated the local community and the local parishes […]