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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…

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and Donegal T.D., Charlie McConalogue, will continue his Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) consultation tour in Donegal on Friday. The Minister will speak at Raphoe Mart at 2pm and Carndonagh Mart at 7pm. The Minister plans to visit every county to meet with…