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#Charlie McConalogue

# charlie-mcconalogue - Saturday 23 July, 2022

Agriculture Minister hits out at Putin's 'despotic regime' and 'weaponising' of food
# Ukraine Grain
# Ukraine Grain

Agriculture Minister hits out at Putin's 'despotic regime' and 'weaponising' of food

Jul 23rd 2022, 7:40 PM 16,008 Views 22 Comments

Minister McConalogue said he and “the farm families of Ireland stand in full solidarity with our farming brothers in sisters at this time”.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Wednesday 20 July, 2022

'Impossible' targets would undermine agri-sector's 'green image', McConalogue told Ryan
# CLIMATE CRISIS
# CLIMATE CRISIS

'Impossible' targets would undermine agri-sector's 'green image', McConalogue told Ryan

Updated Jul 20th 2022, 4:00 PM 17,425 Views 32 Comments

As the debate on farming’s emissions persists, officials from the departments of agriculture and climate came before an Oireachtas committee today.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Monday 4 July, 2022

New low-cost loan scheme for small businesses announced by Government
# Small Businesses
# Small Businesses

New low-cost loan scheme for small businesses announced by Government

Jul 4th 2022, 10:19 AM 13,483 Views 9 Comments

Loans will be made available to businesses whose turnover or profit was impacted by more than 15% due to Covid-19.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Monday 25 April, 2022

€32m to be given to local councils for repairs and upgrades to marine infrastructure
# Splash
# Splash

€32m to be given to local councils for repairs and upgrades to marine infrastructure

Apr 25th 2022, 6:45 AM 13,155 Views 3 Comments

The funding will be used for projects such as repairing and enhancing public slipways, piers and pontoons.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Sunday 6 March, 2022

Farmers say they will 'play our part in national effort' as minister to ask them to plant crops
# Wheat And Grain
# Wheat And Grain

Farmers say they will 'play our part in national effort' as minister to ask them to plant crops

Mar 6th 2022, 11:47 AM 39,965 Views 22 Comments

The IFA has questioned if the request is the best use of resources for farmers to plant wheat, grain and barley.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Sunday 21 November, 2021

Mica redress decision to come before Cabinet ‘soon’, says McConalogue
# Mica Redress
# Mica Redress

Mica redress decision to come before Cabinet ‘soon’, says McConalogue

Nov 21st 2021, 4:00 PM 8,376 Views 12 Comments

The Minister for Agriculture said he believed that any proposal brought to Cabinet would deliver 100% redress to homeowners.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Saturday 13 November, 2021

What is the Common Agricultural Policy, and how is it being changed to tackle climate change?
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

What is the Common Agricultural Policy, and how is it being changed to tackle climate change?

Nov 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 8,712 Views 14 Comments

The farming subsidy is undergoing a major reform ahead of the 2023-2027 period.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Thursday 11 November, 2021

How do you solve a problem like Ireland's cows?
# Greenhouse Gas
# Greenhouse Gas

How do you solve a problem like Ireland's cows?

Nov 11th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,421 Views 25 Comments

“A farmer will ask himself the question: If it’s expected of me to reduce, how can I sustain an income as a result of me reducing my numbers?”

# charlie-mcconalogue - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Agriculture sector to have ‘really ambitious targets’ for reducing emissions
# CAP
# CAP

Agriculture sector to have ‘really ambitious targets’ for reducing emissions

Oct 20th 2021, 9:58 PM 12,594 Views 23 Comments

The Agriculture Minister confirmed that farmers will have to participate in eco-schemes to avail themselves of 25% of funding available under part of the programme.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

'Trust parents': Archbishop says sacraments should proceed despite public health advice
# Public Health
# Public Health

'Trust parents': Archbishop says sacraments should proceed despite public health advice

Updated Aug 4th 2021, 2:01 PM 30,766 Views 109 Comments

Dermot Farrell claimed the Government’s Covid-19 measures were “discriminatory” to the Catholic Church.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Minister asks public and churches for patience on communions and confirmations
# Public Health
# Public Health

Minister asks public and churches for patience on communions and confirmations

Aug 3rd 2021, 1:54 PM 19,414 Views 44 Comments

Charlie McConalogue asked people to follow the public health guidelines and to hold off on hosting the ceremonies.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Dunmore East fishermen tell Minister: 'Every year it's getting harder to make a living'
# Question Time
# Question Time

Dunmore East fishermen tell Minister: 'Every year it's getting harder to make a living'

Jul 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,420 Views 12 Comments

We spent a morning down in Dunmore East to hear what fishermen had to say to the Minister for the Marine.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant
# On Track
# On Track

No plans to delay 5 July reopening as Cabinet discusses Delta variant

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 5:57 PM 21,234 Views 33 Comments

Sources say there is no need for some of the comments around the variant to “scare” or panic people.

'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming  ban and compensation scheme for farmers
# Mink Farming
# Mink Farming

'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming ban and compensation scheme for farmers

Updated Jun 22nd 2021, 2:38 PM 22,529 Views 44 Comments

The prohibition is not expected to begin until next year, allowing farmers to see out the 2021 season.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Fishermen angry over Brexit and new quotas are sailing into Cork to march on Taoiseach's office
# Flotilla
# Flotilla

Fishermen angry over Brexit and new quotas are sailing into Cork to march on Taoiseach's office

May 26th 2021, 9:00 AM 17,197 Views 29 Comments
  • An estimated 50 fishing vessels are taking part in the protest this morning, some of which started hooting as it passed a nearby naval base.
  • "Surely we're entitled to catch at least half the fish in our own waters?" a fisherman asked The Journal.
  • Minister for Agriculture and the Marine Charlie McConalogue said fishermen faced a "challenge" post-Brexit.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Minister told greyhound racing not sustainable from commercial perspective during Covid prior to State funding boost
# Funding
# Funding

Minister told greyhound racing not sustainable from commercial perspective during Covid prior to State funding boost

Feb 11th 2021, 6:15 AM 15,634 Views 30 Comments

Greyhound Racing Ireland says that the additional funding has helped it to prevent further staff layoffs.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Martin vows to lead Fianna Fáil into next election
# Holding Firm
# Holding Firm

Martin vows to lead Fianna Fáil into next election

Jan 3rd 2021, 7:51 AM 30,941 Views 45 Comments

The Taoiseach also ruled out the prospect of any Fianna Fáil ministerial reshuffle in the near future.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Friday 11 December, 2020

Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way
# Pet Theft
# Pet Theft

Dog theft crackdown as more severe punishments could be on the way

Dec 11th 2020, 2:11 PM 18,156 Views 31 Comments

An action plan which will tackle dog theft and animal welfare will be published in the coming weeks.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Recall of potentially unsafe Virapro hand sanitisers still not completed, Minister says
# Methanol
# Methanol

Recall of potentially unsafe Virapro hand sanitisers still not completed, Minister says

Nov 24th 2020, 6:04 PM 14,284 Views 6 Comments

A product recall was ordered on 22 October due to “possible public health concerns”.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Minister says there is 'no sign' of issues with other sanitisers after Virapro recall
# Charlie McConalogue
# Charlie McConalogue

Minister says there is 'no sign' of issues with other sanitisers after Virapro recall

Oct 25th 2020, 12:50 PM 16,250 Views 10 Comments

Virapro sanitisers, which have been recalled, were in circulation in health, education and retail settings.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Department of Agriculture advising all ViraPro sanitary products be returned to supplier on 'precautionary basis'
# Virapro
# Virapro

Department of Agriculture advising all ViraPro sanitary products be returned to supplier on 'precautionary basis'

Updated Oct 24th 2020, 9:30 AM 50,221 Views 46 Comments

A notice was issued last night that the ViraPro hand sanitiser being used in schools had been recalled.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister
# Third Time Lucky
# Third Time Lucky

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named to replace Dara Calleary as Agriculture Minister

Sep 2nd 2020, 3:13 PM 46,205 Views 48 Comments

Dara Calleary resigned last month amid the Golfgate controversy.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply
# Crisis
# Crisis

Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply

Nov 26th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,760 Views 44 Comments

The bad weather throughout the summer has left farmers without sufficient amounts of fodder.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Monday 24 August, 2015

Can Fianna Fáil 'Cope' with this ex-minister's comeback?
# Return Of The Cope
# Return Of The Cope

Can Fianna Fáil 'Cope' with this ex-minister's comeback?

Aug 24th 2015, 12:35 PM 12,584 Views 47 Comments

Pat The Cope Gallagher is seeking the Fianna Fáil nomination in Donegal.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Thursday 11 September, 2014

This new Ógra Fiánna Fáil recruitment poster is magnificently cheesy
# Bantz
# Bantz

This new Ógra Fiánna Fáil recruitment poster is magnificently cheesy

Sep 11th 2014, 4:39 PM 17,425 Views 51 Comments

Where do I sign up?

# charlie-mcconalogue - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Bus Éireann faces criticism over new online payment system
# Bus Eireann
# Bus Eireann

Bus Éireann faces criticism over new online payment system

Jul 22nd 2014, 3:00 PM 11,998 Views 32 Comments

Concerns are mounting about rural users facing difficulties with the service.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Thursday 17 July, 2014

TDs stand for Gaza as Deaf community makes Dáil history
# Peace Out
# Peace Out

TDs stand for Gaza as Deaf community makes Dáil history

Jul 17th 2014, 1:57 PM 19,438 Views 82 Comments

There was an unexpected, wildcard move from Gerry Adams, and the Tánaiste did a bit of waving.

Hundreds of teachers won't be trained for the new English curriculum by September
# Jcsa
# Jcsa

Hundreds of teachers won't be trained for the new English curriculum by September

Jul 17th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,567 Views 20 Comments

It has prompted renewed calls from the opposition for changes to the Junior Cycle to be delayed.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

4.5 days: The amount of training English teachers will get for junior cycle reform
# Junior Cycle Student Award
# Junior Cycle Student Award

4.5 days: The amount of training English teachers will get for junior cycle reform

Jan 21st 2014, 4:11 PM 8,373 Views 48 Comments

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said he “would’ve loved” if the working group on junior certificate reform could have met last year but ASTI made that impossible.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Apprentices to pay higher fees as budget cuts kick in
# Cuts
# Cuts

Apprentices to pay higher fees as budget cuts kick in

Jan 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 14,899 Views 73 Comments

The costs are associated with registration fees paid to the institutes of technology attended by those in SOLAS/FÁS programmes.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Reilly: 2014 will be the most challenging year ever for health services
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

Reilly: 2014 will be the most challenging year ever for health services

Nov 13th 2013, 9:30 PM 6,609 Views 33 Comments

The Minister for Health was speaking in the Dáil today where he defended the decision to lower medical card income limits.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Monday 19 August, 2013

TD accused of 'recycling' two-year-old list of education cuts
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

TD accused of 'recycling' two-year-old list of education cuts

Aug 19th 2013, 8:45 PM 9,087 Views 17 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has raised concerns about spending cuts proposed by Education Minister Ruairí Quinn ahead of October’s Budget, but Labour says he’s trying to “increase his personal profile”.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Monday 1 July, 2013

'A slur on the women of Ireland': Shatter slams abortion bill opponents
# Abortion
# Abortion

'A slur on the women of Ireland': Shatter slams abortion bill opponents

Jul 1st 2013, 3:50 PM 7,102 Views 83 Comments

Meanwhile it appears the majority of Fianna Fáil TDs will oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill as a marathon Dáil debate continues.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Tánaiste insists: We're not cutting the budget for special needs teaching
# Special Needs
# Special Needs

Tánaiste insists: We're not cutting the budget for special needs teaching

Jun 20th 2013, 11:23 AM 3,687 Views 44 Comments

Children with special educational needs face a reduction in the amount of time allocated to them from next September. But Eamon Gilmore said this did not amount to a cut.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill
# Abortion
# Abortion

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill

Jun 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,614 Views 91 Comments

With a free vote, at least a dozen TDs and senators from the main opposition party are likely to oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, according to a survey carried out by TheJournal.ie.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

‘I won’t take my eye off the ball’: Quinn promises better SUSI system
# Student Grants
# Student Grants

‘I won’t take my eye off the ball’: Quinn promises better SUSI system

May 28th 2013, 9:54 PM 7,420 Views 51 Comments

‘Did we get it wrong? Yes’: The education minister admits the reform of the student grants system was botched.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Friday 18 January, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil to debate social welfare 'amnesty'
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil to debate social welfare 'amnesty'

Jan 18th 2013, 9:30 AM 4,176 Views 29 Comments

Sinn Féin wants to make it legally possible for someone to declare a welfare overpayment without penalty.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Friday 5 October, 2012

Teachers and opposition parties attack Quinn's Junior Cert reforms
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Teachers and opposition parties attack Quinn's Junior Cert reforms

Oct 5th 2012, 8:48 AM 5,741 Views 50 Comments

Teachers’ unions say they weren’t consulted about the changes, while opposition parties are sceptical of their need.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle
# Shufflin'
# Shufflin'

Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle

Jul 12th 2012, 6:48 PM 6,455 Views 54 Comments

The former deputy leader of the party had resigned in February but is now back on the party’s front bench.

# charlie-mcconalogue - Monday 25 June, 2012

Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Care system had been well funded - so why didn't it work?

Jun 25th 2012, 1:50 PM 27 Views 12 Comments

The Report on Deaths of Children in Care revealed horrific failures, writes Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Charlie McConalogue, but will everything be fine once we pass the Children’s Rights referendum?

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