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 […]

Decision to Include All ACRES Applicants the Correct Call – IFA

IFA President Tim Cullinan said the inclusion of all applicants for ACRES was the best outcome for those wishing to participate in an agri-environment scheme.   “The Dept has made the right decision here. It would have sent a very negative signal if farmers had expressed an interest in the scheme and then found themselves […]

Driving licence office will remain open as normal

  The proposed National Driving Licence Service (NDLS) Letterkenny office reduction in operating hours will not go ahead. The confirmation follows an update from Minister of State Jack Chambers T.D. last week in which he noted the proposed move was paused following a report from the RSA. Advertisement Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine […]

McConalogue confirms over €24m for Donegal national roads and greenways for 2023

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal T.D., Charlie McConalogue, has this afternoon confirmed over €23m in funding for Donegal’s national roads and greenways for 2023. This announcement follows the Minister confirmation in recent weeks of €38m for Donegal’s regional and local roads and almost €1m for Donegal’s rural roads and laneways, a […]

Major investment for Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre

A major investment of almost €9m for Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre has been announced today. This follows €9.2m investment in Killybegs in 2022 and €25m investment in local authority piers and harbours in Donegal in 2022. In addition to the Fisheries and Seafood Production industries, the Fishery Harbour Centres are accommodating an ever-increasing amount of […]