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Cabinet has approved a ban on fur farming to take effect from early next year. It will mean the closure of three mink farms in Laois, Kerry and Donegal, housing some 120,000 animals. Donegal TD and Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue says those farmers will be compensated: https://filedn.com/lglCaxamfnlV2gaMY6rU7tH/News%20Clips%202020/15mcconalogue-fur-clip-sd.mp3

Agriculture Minister and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue says he is working to improve Ireland’s fishing quota, after it was adjusted post-Brexit. Fishermen, including those based in Killybegs, Co Donegal, say the reduced quota imposed by the European Commission will cost thousands of jobs unless the Government takes action. Minister McConalogue…

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has today reminded farmers that the deadline for submitting their 2021 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) applications online is midnight on Monday 17th May. This is also the deadline for the related submission of applications for Transfer of…

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD, Charlie McConalogue, has welcomed €400,000 in funding for towns and villages across Donegal. Minister McConalogue said the funding is about helping communities get back on their feet and adapt to the ongoing challenges that Covid-19 presents. He said it will…

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue visited Killybegs yesterday, Friday, to discuss Brexit with representatives of the fishery sector. The Minister, who marked his 100th day in the position on Friday, held a day of engagements, meeting with fishers, various stakeholders and local businesses…

Agriculture Minister and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue is urging farmers to take every precaution possible to ensure there isn’t a bird flu epidemic. It’s after five cases among wild birds in the Republic, and two in the North were detected, since the beginning of last month. Ministers from both sides…

The Agriculture Minister says he hopes progress is made in the beef price dispute in a meeting of the government’s task force today. It was set up last year after farmers took to the streets to campaign over the prices they were getting for their cattle. The Beef Taskforce will…