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Donegal TD and Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue will launch an initiative for women in business in rural Ireland this morning.   ACORNS receives over 200 applications each year to help support Women in business and provide opportunities to enhance their prospects.   50 participants will be selected to participate…

Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue says he’s ‘acutely aware’ of the challenges facing pig-farmers.   The Donegal TD met the IFA last night to discuss the future of the sector.   Pig-farmers protested outside his department yesterday morning, calling for a 100 million euro rescue package.   Speaking in the Dáil…

Donegal TD and Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue has promised that legislation to appoint a food regulator will be introduced before the end of March.   Farmers have been calling for government to move quickly on the appointment, with many unhappy at how costs and profits are shared along the…

A Donegal TD says he’s “hopeful” Ireland can avoid another lockdown.   It comes as NPHET meet today to consider recommending new restrictions, after the first case of the Omicron variant in Ireland was identified yesterday.   The Justice Minister Helen McEntee earlier this week said she does not envisage…

The Agriculture Minister has insisted he’s not asking farmers to cut their cow herds to meet climate targets.   It follows a large farming protest in Dublin at the weekend.   The Agriculture sector has been set the task of reducing carbon emissions by 22 to 30 per cent by…

The Agriculture Minister a says he doesn’t accept over 50, 000 farmers jobs are in danger because of Ireland’s greenhouse emission targets.   Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue says farmers’ incomes could actually increase under plans to cut emissions.   The Donegal TD made the comments ahead of the Taoiseach addressing…