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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…

The government and the IDA are being accused of failing to attract new business to county Donegal. There has been only three new IDA investments in the county over the last 10 years. The number of people employed in IDA client companies in Co. Donegal was 3,389 at the end…

A Donegal TD says giving the Coast Guard the same legal standing as organisations such as An Garda Siochana, the ambulance service and the fire service, would make it easier to get badly needed funding. Charlie McConalogue says a new Bill from Fianna Fail would place the Coast Guard on…

A Donegal TD has once again criticised the Housing Minister for failing to publish a report on the Tenant Purchase Scheme. The scheme allows council tenants to enter into an agreement with their local authority to purchase their home. The scheme was reintroduced in 2016, but there have been issues…

A Donegal TD says there is no reason mobile companies shouldn’t be able to ensure widespread phone coverage. Fianna Fail’s Charlie McConalogue has called on the Communications Minister Denis Naughten to take decisive action and implement a universal service obligation which will ensure a quality mobile service in the North…

Brexit is generating a lot of commentary and debate among politicians in the North West. Earlier today, Fianna Fail TD Charlie McConalogue said he was shocked to learn of the small number of staff from agriculture dealing with the Brexit issue. He also says the fact that the Brexit consultation…