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Waiting a few more weeks for a mica redress scheme is acceptable, if it means it’ll be right. That’s according to the Agriculture Minister who spoke to 50 children from across Donegal this afternoon. They were protesting at the gates of Leinster House calling for 100 percent redress. Charlie McConalouge…

The Agriculture Minister is defending the Government’s new rural housing guidelines which have been delayed until November. Planners says they don’t know how to proceed as a result. There’s confusion over whether ‘locals only’ restrictions will be tightened or changed. Minister Charlie McConalogue says they have to strike the right…

The Minister for Agriculture, Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has confirmed that buyers can return to mart rings from the 17th of May. Buyers must set up an appointment prior to going to the mart and online trading will also continue alongside in person buying and selling. Minister McConalogue said that…

GLAS balancing payments for 2020 are commencing ahead of schedule this week. Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue made the announcement today that €26.6m will be made to 43,400 farmers who are participating in the scheme. 90% of participants have now been paid in full of their 2020 commitments. GLAS Tranche…

Agriculture Minister and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue is to tell the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee that a penalty points system for trawler captains is now nine years overdue. It’s as Ireland faces repaying up to 37 million euro worth of EU grant aid for not enforcing the same fisheries rules as…

Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue has today announced a new Seafood Sector Taskforce. The Donegal TD says the taskforce is aimed at making recommendations to his Department in relation to fishing quotas, the fishing industry in general and on coastal communities that depend on fisheries. There will be a reduction…