McConalogue keeps an eye on Brexit with UK counterpart

BILATERAL trade between Ireland and the UK is worth about €2.4 billion a week, and Donegal Minister Charlie McConalogue has met his UK counterpart to ensure that Brexit issues don’t jeopardise the status quo. British Secretary of State Steve Barclay is responsible for border controls applying to agri food goods imported to the UK from […]

Scoil Iosagain: McConalogue expects approval to proceed to construction this week

Donegal minister, Charlie McConalogue, says confirmation to proceed to construction is imminent on a newbuild school for Scoil Iosagain in Buncrana.  Following on from confirmation of additional funding last week for the Department of Education’s school building programme of €800 million, Minister McConalogue said: “I now expect the approval for the school to move to […]

McConalogue happy with commitment of Fisheries Commissioner at Bruges talks

The commitment by Fisheries Commissioner, Virginijus Sinkevičius, to undertake a full evaluation of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) at today’s informal meeting of fisheries ministers in Belgium has been welcomed by Donegal minister, Charlie McConalogue.  Speaking in Bruges, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine said Brexit has been the most significant and ongoing […]

Almost €450,000 allocated to Donegal Sports Partnership

There has been a warm welcome to the news that Donegal Sports Partnership has been allocated €437,887 in core funding through Sport Ireland for 2024.  The local organisation will also receive €7,000 for Women in Sport. Donegal minister Charlie McConalogue said the funding is a significant investment in an organisation which does tremendous work in […]

McConalogue announces the Interim Payment rates for ACRES Scheme Tranche 1 Participants

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD, last week announced that farmers in Tranche 1 of the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES), who have not yet received their advance payments for participation in the Scheme, will recieve an interim payment before the end of the month. The rate of this interim payment will […]

€5m funding for Killybegs: ‘A major vote of confidence’ – McConalogue

Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre has been allocated €5,045,000 in the latest funding announcement made by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue.  The Donegal facility is one Ireland’s six state-owned fish harbour centres that are to receive a total investment of €29.7 million for capital projects in 2024 and this latest allocation […]

STEM funding announced for 19 Donegal schools

As schools across Donegal get set to finish up for the Christmas holidays, there is good news for a number of schools who have been allocated significant Government funding.  Nineteen schools in Donegal will receive a total of €172,046 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) grants.  Two post primary schools and 17 primary schools […]

Doherty slams Health Minister in the Dáil for failing to come to Donegal

Sinn Féin’s Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has today criticised the Health Minister in the Dáil for his continued refusal to come to Donegal and meet with GPs and Consultants who have taken the unprecedented step of writing a letter to him highlighting their serious concerns about Letterkenny University Hospital. Speaking to Minister McConalogue, Teachta Doherty […]