Sheep Sector Crisis Deepening, Urgent Action Needed – IFA

IFA Sheep Chairman Kevin Comiskey said the crisis in the sheep sector is deepening as prices continue well below last year’s levels. He said prices this year are still 70c/kg behind last year with input costs on sheep farms showing no signs of reducing. “Last year’s margins of just €7/ewe as presented by Teagasc at […]

Minister McConalogue meets with Japanese Ministerial counterparts in Tokyo

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, today had Government-to-Government meetings with his Japanese counterparts in Tokyo, as part of the Minister’s agri-food trade mission to Japan and South East Asia.    Minister McConalogue met with Mr Tetsuro Nomura, Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and separately with Mr Katsunobu Kato, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, to discuss a range […]

Minister confirms LUH angiogram service will continue

FOLLOWING this morning’s meeting about the future of the angiogram service at Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Charlie McConalogue has confirmed that the service will continue. The service, which has until now been run by an independent private operator that travelled to the hospital weekly, will now be run by […]

Minister McConalogue designates five more Irish ports

  The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue T.D., today announced that he has decided to  designate five additional Irish ports for UK registered Northern Ireland vessel landings for both IUU and NEAFC purposes. Advertisement The five new ports designated are Greencastle, Rathmullen and Burtonport in Donegal, Ros a Mhíl and Howth. […]

Threat emerges for Donegal’s crabbing industry

THE Donegal crabbing fishing industry faces potential destruction due to new regulations from Europe which came into effect following Brexit. The warning was sounded this week after it emerged that 37 crabbing vessels around the Donegal coast can no longer land their catch at their local piers because they have British fishing licences. Some of […]

Minister McConalogue welcomes €1.6 million for housing

An allocation of over €1.6 million to see social housing units in Donegal refurbished and re-let to individuals and families, struggling with homelessness or on the social housing list, has been welcomed by Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue.