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The government are being urged to go back to the European Commission and secure additional funding for farmers that have suffered severe financial hardship during the beef talks crisis.   The calls have been made by Fianna Fáil spokesperson on agriculture and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue.   Fianna Fáil tabled…

The Minster for Agriculture needs to intervene in the nationwide strike by Knackeries in order to prevent a major risk to public health.   That’s according to the Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture, Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue.   Deputy McConalogue has called on the Minister to urgently meet with representatives…

The Leitrim Chairman of the Beef Plan Movement says farmers are not to blame for staff layoffs at meat factories.   3,000 people were temporarily let go from their positions at meat plants across the country earlier this week.   Meat Industry Ireland says protests and “illegal blockades” by farmers…

Calls have been made on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to immediately reconvene talks to address the continuing beef crisis. Farmers including those from the north west have been involved in Protests over prices outside various meat factories over the past two weeks. The Fianna Fáil spokesperson for Agriculture…

A Donegal Fianna Fáil TD says farmers will be disappointed to see Phil Hogan returned for a second term as EU Commissioner. It’s expected cabinet ministers will approve the re-appointment of Mr Hogan to the European job. He’s likely to seek a bigger portfolio like trade, having spent the last…

A Donegal TD is calling for annual funding to be given to two organisations in the county that provides services for those with special needs and autism.   Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie McConalogue says the ICare and the Bluestack Foundation provide exceptional support and activities for children and families across…

A Donegal TD has claimed there’s a two-tier pay system in existence for school secretaries Fianna Fáil Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue says this has resulted in many school secretaries in the north west not employed by the Department of Education receiving less wages and poorer terms and conditions than those…