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 […]

McConalogue dismisses speculation over EU Commissioner role

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has described suggestions linking him with the role of EU Commissioner that will be filled next year as ‘idle speculation’. The Minister has moved to dismiss the suggestion after some media outlets have been linking him to the role in recent weeks. “This is just idle […]

Minister hails ‘extremely positive’ hospital meetings

Donegal Minister Charlie McConalogue has said the hospital meetings attended by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly in Letterkenny on Friday were extremely positive.  The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, who accompanied Minister Donnelly during his meetings with GPs, consultants, and Letterkenny University Hospital management and staff, said: “After receiving letters from the consultants at […]

McConalogue welcomes commencement of ED review at hospital

THE commencement of the work by the Performance Management and Improvement Unit (PMIU) at Letterkenny University Hospital has been welcomed by Donegal Minister Charlie McConalogue. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine said he hopes the review will lead to better and more efficient systems being put in place at the hospital. The six-week review […]

Minister McConalogue seeks urgency in Mica Scheme approvals

MINISTER Charlie McConalogue has asked the Donegal County Council Mica Committee to meet and has said that urgency is required in approving applicants for the new Defective Concrete Blocks Scheme.   Donegal County Council has around 850 applications which have already been given remediation approval and are charged with transitioning on to the new scheme and […]

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 […]