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A Sligo farming official is hopeful that the appointment of a new Agri regulator will be of a major asset to all farmers. Donegal TD and Minister for Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue will seek Cabinet approval today for the appointment of a regulator. The Regulator will have powers to investigate…

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 Charlie McConalogue has said that farmers and landowners affected by the Shass mountain landslide in Drumkeeran in July of last year can apply for their basic payments under CAP in 2021 using a force majeure clause.   In order to apply for the basic payment scheme,…

A senior cabinet minister and Donegal TD says the government can now reach its vaccination targets, after a double boost yesterday. The Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca jabs have been approved for use in the over 50s. The government’s aiming to give 82 per cent of the adult population their…