Charlie McConalogue

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Charlie McConalogue said : "As a nation, we have endured many challenges over the past year and a half – from the disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, to the upheaval caused by Brexit. " External link

donegaldemocrat Friday, June 18, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "This is great news for the school, for the staff led by principal Joanne Gildea, parents and students and for all the Gartan community and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the community. It is very important for the ongoing success of the school community and for the health and safety of staff and students" External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am delighted that community monuments right across our county have been selected for funding. All five of these projects, including almost €80,000 in funding for the Killmacrenan Church and Graveyard, are a testament to the local people who care passionately for these heritage sites. Their preservation is crucial to maintaining the history and culture of these sites for years to come. The Killmacrenan project in particular is historically important, located in the cemetery adjacent to the 16th century Franciscan church wall, the Kilmacrenan Old Church, built post 1622 was in use and repaired during the 18th century, and the surviving tower is probably an addition of that date. The tower is in a state of disrepair with potential collapse of elements in the future. A small vaulted masonry structure adjoining the external NE angle of the ruined church is also in a state of potential collapse. This funding will enable removal of ivy and structural conservation of tower and small vaulted masonry structure, repointing and repining stonework, with lime mortar matching existing walls” External link

highlandradio Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue indicated : “The issues of convergence, eco-schemes and front-loading remain up for discussion and could have implications in relation to how the funding pot that Ireland will have is distributed at national level,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I have been working on the Mica issue since 2013, when it first became clear there was issue. It is the biggest issue facing our county. It affects every family in the northern half of our county and is the source of immense grief, stress and challenge for all the families that are affected,” External link

donegaldemocrat Friday, June 11, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am pleased to see that the three market transparency studies commissioned by the Department are now completed. Notwithstanding the challenges identified in relation to data availability, these reports will act as an important starting point for further work on transparency. I hope that this work will be carried forward by the new Office of the National Food Ombudsman or regulator, to be established by primary legislation” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Catherine Martin ) : "I am delighted to welcome the announcement today of €12.5m from my cabinet colleague, Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin, to support a massive new development here at Dunree Military Fort and Museum. " External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “There are really two aspects of this deal which will be of vital importance to Irish farmers over the coming years – the flexibility to make our own decisions and the percentage of the funding to be spent on ECO schemes,” External link

connachttribune Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Community College ) : "This is great news for Moville Community College, for the staff, parents and students and for all the Moville community and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the community" External link

donegaldemocrat Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “When the milk tank leaves the yard in the morning, when the consumer buys their vegetables at lunch and when the family eats their dinner in the evening, ultimately, it is my ambition that the ombudsman / regulator will give everyone confidence that there is full transparency in our supply chain,” External link

agriland Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “I’m hugely excited about the REAP project as it helps us, farmers and advisors to identify the value we can bring to our next national agri-environmental scheme by trialling some measures now,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "County Donegal has accounted for 13 of the aquaculture investment projects supported so far in 2021, while there have been 8 in Kerry and 7 in Cork. Investments on oyster farms have dominated the aquaculture projects supported by my Department’s EMFF Programme in 2021 and some 11 of the 13 Donegal based projects supported have been investments in oyster farms. This places Donegal at the centre of our growing oyster sector," External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue claiming : “jeopardising CAP payments for farmers at the behest of vested interests” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "As a father of young boys, I personally know how excited our children are to enjoy the fine weather this summer and to return to play with family and friends. Minister O'Gorman's Summer of Play campaign is a fantastic initiative and will be a big help to parents and kids after this difficult year. " External link

donegaldemocrat Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am hopeful that this announcement will support our world-class beef farmers and the wider sector” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 31, 2021 7:05:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Ultimately, it must be recognised that the timing of the decision to resume trade remains a matter for the Chinese customs authorities,” “However, given the importance of the market for the sector, I continue to press the case for a resumption of beef exports to China whenever there is appropriate opportunity” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 31, 2021 7:05:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "Remote working is a crucial pillar of the Government's plan to regenerate rural Ireland. We have seen through the course of the pandemic that employers and employees have adopted remote working and want better infrastructure to allow remote working to happen smoothly" External link

highlandradio Monday, May 31, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "Remote working is a crucial pillar of the Government's plan to regenerate rural Ireland. We have seen through the course of the pandemic that employers and employees have adopted remote working and want better infrastructure to allow remote working to happen smoothly. " External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, May 31, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Achieving flexibility around the BEAM reference period was a key priority of mine as I knew that a lot of farmers were in danger of missing the initial reference period,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 31, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I am very disappointed that a CAP deal was not achieved this week as, along with my colleagues in the Council of Ministers, I worked incredibly hard to do so. " External link

RTERadio Friday, May 28, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This cohort of participants have undertaken exceptional environmental commitments and are rewarded under GLAS with an additional annual payment of up to €2,000 in respect of 2020,” External link

agriland Friday, May 28, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue explained : “Unfortunately [the trilogue] hasn’t reached agreement. It will have to wait until the next time the council recommences,” External link

agriland Friday, May 28, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue explained ( about Commission ) : “It’s about the Council of Ministers, the European Parliament and the European Commission coming together to try and agree a final plan at European level,” External link

agriland Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue explained ( about Commission ) : “It’s about the Council of Ministers, the European Parliament and the European Commission coming together to try and agree a final plan at European level,” External link

agriland Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "The key objective from my point of view and from Ireland's point of view is to ensure that farmers' incomes are central to how the next seven years evolved, and indeed that we see farmers' incomes enhanced, so that where farmers will be asked to do more they're also paid more and there are income streams to match that" External link

RTERadio Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Strategy ) : “The Sheep Welfare Scheme is a key component in meeting my department’s goal of promoting and safe guarding animal health and welfare for the benefit of consumers, producers, the economy and wider society, as set out in the department’s Statement of Strategy 2021-2024 and Action Plan 2021. It also underlines my absolute commitment to the sector” External link

agriland Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “It is therefore vital that we have flexibility to redistribute payments in line with our national circumstances and identified needs, taking full account of the existing redistribution mechanisms, including internal convergence,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The first of these, the EMFF Covid-19 Aquaculture Support Scheme , assisted in maintaining viable aquaculture enterprises that suffered an economic shock in 2020 arising from a significant reduction in production or sales as a consequence of the pandemic,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue explained : “This was to provide support similar to the funding provided to other students in third level institutions by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am happy to announce that the final tranche of the €15m funding allocated by my Department for the LEADER Food Initiative is now being made available for this final call for applications for artisan, micro and small food enterprises engaged in the agri-food sector. Following on from my announcement last year on extending the measure into 2021, I am pleased that applicants with eligible projects under this call can be eligible for consideration for the increased maximum funding limit now increased from 50% to 75%. The €5m funding now made available will help support farmers and food enterprises to develop premium, sustainable outlets for their products on the Irish market” External link

kilkennypeople Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:09:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “I hope that the increased maximum rates of aid will encourage these food businesses, who have shown great resilience during the past year, to apply for this funding support,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:51:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “levels of bovine TB have been rising since 2016 and this deteriorating trend has continued into the first quarter of 2021” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 25, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “In the absence of any sense that the parliament is willing to accept these flexibilities, combined with the fact that we have no resolution on the targeting proposals, I find myself unable to consider any change in the eco-scheme percentage,” External link

agriland Monday, May 24, 2021 1:54:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "This is an important day for the North West and all of Connacht Ulster. The value of our Institutes of Technology are immeasurable and contribute massively to the entire region of Connacht Ulster in terms of education, business supports and balanced regional development. This TU application brings together three West North-West institutes and if successful will have campuses right throughout Connacht Ulster" External link

donegaldemocrat Saturday, May 22, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I’m delighted that we have taken the initiative and engaging with farmers, the custodians of so much of our biodiversity to increase their knowledge and awareness of the biodiversity at farm level and at the same time gather important baseline data. "Farmers are adapters and farmers are adopters when it comes to pioneering initiatives like these and I am excited to see the pilot open” External link

independent-ie Friday, May 21, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I’m delighted that we have taken the initiative and engaging with farmers, the custodians of so much of our biodiversity to increase their knowledge and awareness of the biodiversity at farm level and at the same time gather important baseline data. "Farmers are adapters and farmers are adopters when it comes to pioneering initiatives like these and I am excited to see the pilot open” External link

donegaldemocrat Friday, May 21, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : "In delivering this initiative, knowing just what important biodiversity resources we have on our farms is essential going forward. Supporting our farmers to actively conduct their important work, while being aware how significantly these resources can benefit the quality of their produce, while also benefiting the environment will play a critical role in our steps towards a circular economy. " External link

donegaldemocrat Friday, May 21, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I know the famers and mart staff in Cillin Hill are all delighted to return to the rings,” External link

kilkennypeople Friday, May 21, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : "However, issues have emerged with the Scheme, which do need to be addressed. My commitment as a Government Minister, liaising closely with my Cabinet colleagues and the Minister for Housing and working with all of our councillors and other Oireachtas representatives, is to ensure that those issues are addressed and get the full consideration of Government. " External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Co Longford ) : “As a Minister and TD for Co. Donegal, I am delighted to assist in announcing this new venture with a great Donegal company like ProAmpac. "A key component of our Programme for Government is a balanced regional economic development and seeing a project of this nature is great news for Donegal and the North West region as a whole. Donegal is a great county for employment with a highly skilled, motivated and educated workforce. I commend ProAmpac for this investment and I look forward to seeing the fruits of this great partnership” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is a great day for our network of marts across the country. Mart managers, their staff as well buyers and sellers of livestock have shown tremendous resilience, agility and resourcefulness over the past 12-months in dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 while continuing to trade so seamlessly,” External link

kilkennypeople Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is a great day for our network of marts across the country. Mart managers, their staff as well buyers and sellers of livestock have shown tremendous resilience, agility and resourcefulness over the past 12-months in dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 while continuing to trade so seamlessly,” External link

longfordleader Monday, May 17, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is a great day for our network of marts across the country. Mart managers, their staff as well buyers and sellers of livestock have shown tremendous resilience, agility and resourcefulness over the past 12-months in dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 while continuing to trade so seamlessly,” External link

meathchronicle Monday, May 17, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is a great day for our network of marts across the country. Mart managers, their staff as well buyers and sellers of livestock have shown tremendous resilience, agility and resourcefulness over the past 12-months in dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 while continuing to trade so seamlessly,” External link

dundalkdemocrat Monday, May 17, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "It's not a border issue, it's a regional issue and we have to work together" External link

bbc Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Access to finance is a critical need. This scheme will deliver important support to farmers, fishers, food businesses and to businesses generally as we seek to ensure that their ongoing viability will not be hindered by a lack of suitable finance” External link

agriland Friday, May 7, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “2020 and 2021 have been difficult years for everyone so I am pleased to deliver some good news and support these initiatives in the agri-food tourism sector and build on progress already made. "Food Wise 2025 highlights the natural synergy between agri-food and local tourism. I believe that agri-tourism is of great importance for rural areas in order to showcase their people, landscape, history and culture through agricultural produce, food and drink and local cuisine. "In addition, it provides opportunities for rural businesses, including farmers, producers and artisans, to develop their products and services, connect with the community and visitors and improve skills and best practice” External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “The financial support provided under schemes is a key support for farmers,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I am delighted to announce this €38.3 million capital investment package in our six Fishery Harbour Centres and 79 Local Authority owned piers and harbours around our coast. " External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, May 3, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "Critically, this year’s funding for the Fishery Harbour Centres provides for the completion of three strategically important projects in Killybegs, Castletownbere and Howth, delivering an additional 460 metres of berthing space in the respective harbours, in accordance with Action 65 of my Department’s 2021 Action Plan. These projects have experienced delays as a result of the necessary Covid restrictions. " External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, May 3, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “The return of in-ring buying will continue to be augmented by the facilitation of online sales which have worked exceptionally well during this challenging time for all of us. "The move to online-only platforms in October has proven to be an excellent way of trading cattle and sheep, with strong throughput, coupled with steady prices over this time. In fact, online sales have been proven to reach a much higher number of farmers and agents than the traditional in-person sales” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 1, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “The return of in-ring buying will continue to be augmented by the facilitation of online sales which have worked exceptionally well during this challenging time for all of us. "The move to online-only platforms in October has proven to be an excellent way of trading cattle and sheep, with strong throughput, coupled with steady prices over this time. In fact, online sales have been proven to reach a much higher number of farmers and agents than the traditional in-person sales” External link

independent-ie Friday, April 30, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue explained : “Pending the outcome of the public consultation concerning the establishment of a new office under primary legislation, these regulations, as an interim measure, provide that the enforcement authority required to enforce the directive will be established in my department,” External link

agriland Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am fully committed to ensuring fairness, equity and transparency in the agricultural and food supply chain” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The outcome of this consultation will help to determine the principles and policies to be included in the new legislation and the powers to be assigned to the new office,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “There are changes in the direct payment envelope that farmers must contend with; convergence; redistribution; capping; [and] allocations to young farmers. We do not yet have certainty on any of these” External link

agriland Monday, April 26, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “REAP is an ambitious, innovative and exciting new pilot programme,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:41:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue insisted : “If agriculture is offering 10 per cent, that leaves all other sectors having to reduce their emissions by 70 per cent to reach this legally-binding target...Who do they expect to take up the slack? Is it the car driver or urban dweller that will be expected to shoulder reductions of up to 70 per cent through increased taxation to meet the national carbon budget? If not, is the sector proposing to ignore carrying its fair share?” External link

irishtimes Monday, April 19, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded ( about Martin McDermott ) : “I also acknowledge my party colleagues, Councillors Martin McDermott, Patrick McGowan and Noreen McGarvey for working with these groups to drive these projects forward and get them concluded” External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, April 19, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded ( about Martin McDermott ) : “I also acknowledge my party colleagues, Councillors Martin McDermott, Patrick McGowan and Noreen McGarvey for working with these groups to drive these projects forward and get them concluded” External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, April 19, 2021 11:38:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded ( about Martin McDermott ) : “I also acknowledge my party colleagues, Councillors Martin McDermott, Patrick McGowan and Noreen McGarvey for working with these groups to drive these projects forward and get them concluded” External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, April 19, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The key priority for me as Minister is the protection of incomes and the sustainable development of our sector. "Our farmers, fishers and food producers face many challenges as they continue to provide the high-quality food, fish, timber. Our primary producers also excel at supporting a range of ecosystems services, while playing a central role in the transformation of our economy and society towards a long-term sustainable future. "We will provide a policy platform that protects incomes, ensures that our food offering is safe and of the highest quality and that our industry is environmentally sustainable and competitive” External link

donegaldemocrat Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Tom Vilsack ) : “We held a fruitful conversation today on many issues and Secretary Vilsack and I agreed to co-operate and collaborate on challenges facing agriculture and to work to facilitate trade for everyone’s benefit,” External link

agriland Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Strategy ) : “The dialogues will be open to all and will focus on solutions – practical steps we can take to improve the sustainability, resilience and inclusivity of our food system over the coming decade, and accelerate progress towards achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs],” “This first national dialogue to be held on April 21 will focus on sustainable food systems and Ireland’s 2030 Agri-Food Strategy, which will be published shortly in draft form as part of a public consultation on its environmental aspects” External link

agriland Thursday, April 8, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Obviously, the opportunity was there for them to take part,” External link

agriland Saturday, April 3, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I provided for GLAS to be continued for this year for the transition period and it has had full participation levels up to that. " External link

independent-ie Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “Because every farmer has the opportunity to make a really significant contribution in terms of doing measures which contribute to biodiversity and the environment – and we need to provide them with the opportunity to do that,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue commented : “The SFSI provides a brand to share our Irish government expertise in food systems with partner countries internationally, on a commercial basis,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:12:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Through the LEADER programme, over the next two years, a total of €70m, of which more than €50m is expected to come from the EU, will be directly invested into rural areas to help address specific needs, and help to realise opportunities for rural Ireland as we recover from the impact of Covid-19” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The greenest building is the one that already exists, embodying carbon and offsetting the need for expensive new buildings as long they are well used” External link

highlandradio Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : "l look forward to working with Minister Heather Humphreys, her Department and the rest of Government in realising the vision outlined in the Rural Development Policy, and to progressing the specific actions relating to the agri-food sector," External link

longfordleader Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : "l look forward to working with Minister Heather Humphreys, her Department and the rest of Government in realising the vision outlined in the Rural Development Policy, and to progressing the specific actions relating to the agri-food sector," External link

leitrimobserver Monday, March 29, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue commented : "The announcement today is a positive step for Donegal and provides green sustainable transport options to those in rural communities. The projects listed for Donegal will help create safer, greener and better spaces for people to live, work and visit" External link

highlandradio Monday, March 29, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am pleased to announce my Department has issued this request for tender. "Social farming is an exciting and successful venture that has many benefits. It is an initiative which fosters inclusion amongst disadvantaged groups and has proven to allow participants build self-esteem and improve health and well-being. When operating from a working family farm, these initiatives support farm diversification and help farmers connect with the wider community” External link

dundalkdemocrat Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am pleased to announce my Department has issued this request for tender. "Social farming is an exciting and successful venture that has many benefits. It is an initiative which fosters inclusion amongst disadvantaged groups and has proven to allow participants build self-esteem and improve health and well-being. When operating from a working family farm, these initiatives support farm diversification and help farmers connect with the wider community” External link

longfordleader Friday, March 26, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : "negligible risk status will support our continued efforts around international market access and assist in opening new trade opportunities in respect of Irish beef products" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is a most welcome and very significant step forward towards Ireland achieving negligible risk status in respect of BSE, affirming the robustness of the Ireland’s animal health, food and feed safety controls and providing further independent affirmation in the international market place of the strength of Ireland’s control systems” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "During COVID-19 people have utilised outdoor amenities more than ever and outdoor amenities have been an important source of recreation. In Donegal, we have always valued the beauty of our county and this funding announcement today is important funding to benefit the Letterkenny to Burtonport Greenway project" External link

highlandradio Monday, March 22, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded ( about Commission ) : “Further announcements on the related schemes will be made in the coming weeks following consultation with the Monitoring Committee and agreement on the amendment by the European Commission,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The examples contained in this report demonstrate the valuable contribution that Ireland’s partnership with FAO is making to achieving the SDGs and realizing the 2030 Agenda. Ireland and FAO are finding new and better ways of working together to achieve inclusive sustainable growth, reaching the furthest behind first,” External link

fao-en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : "I welcome SITA's decision to expand operations in Letterkenny by creating 55 new jobs in the next two years. This is much needed positive news for Donegal after the impact COVID-19 had on the local economy. It is a vote of confidence in the talents of Donegal employees and of the local economy by SITA" External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, March 15, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : "This is further positive news for Letterkenny following on from the granting of over €18m in URDF funding for the town and again highlights confidence in the town," External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, March 15, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Dog owners must remember that even the most gentle family pet can kill or maim sheep and lambs if allowed to roam. Never let your dog out unsupervised, especially at night” External link

fwi Friday, March 12, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is a new development will replace the thousands of paper forms submitted to the Department annually while offering farmers a simple approach to maintaining their records. This year also saw the launch of an improved online application system for Nitrates Derogation applications” External link

independent-ie Thursday, March 11, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The examples contained in this report demonstrate the valuable contribution that Ireland’s partnership with FAO is making to achieving the SDGs and realizing the 2030 Agenda. Ireland and FAO are finding new and better ways of working together to achieve inclusive sustainable growth, reaching the furthest behind first,” External link

agris-fao Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Importantly, it will also provide a framework for stronger agri-business linkages between Ireland and Africa, including a focus on supporting female entrepeneurs,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The Bovine TB Eradication Programme is our largest animal health programme with over nine million individual TB tests carried out each year on more than 110,000 farms. Disease levels have been rising since 2016,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “I am pleased with the progress made today and I look forward to seeing the results of this group when they report to the forum” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Farmers need greater transparency and clarity on market trends and dynamics,” “The Food Ombudsman is expected to build on the work started by the Beef Taskforce to achieve this for farmers” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 5:35:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “The benefits of the scheme go beyond retaining the structures for future generations because it can also have significant biodiversity benefits. Even the smallest building can provide roosting sites for bats and nesting sites for birds. Many can support a great diversity of wildlife, including species of conservation concern and this scheme works with farmers to support, enhance and safeguard the wildlife inhabiting these buildings. I am delighted that my Department is supporting this scheme and I would encourage all GLAS participants to consider it” External link

dundalkdemocrat Sunday, March 7, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “The benefits of the scheme go beyond retaining the structures for future generations because it can also have significant biodiversity benefits. Even the smallest building can provide roosting sites for bats and nesting sites for birds. Many can support a great diversity of wildlife, including species of conservation concern and this scheme works with farmers to support, enhance and safeguard the wildlife inhabiting these buildings. I am delighted that my Department is supporting this scheme and I would encourage all GLAS participants to consider it” External link

kilkennypeople Friday, March 5, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “The benefits of the scheme go beyond retaining the structures for future generations because it can also have significant biodiversity benefits. Even the smallest building can provide roosting sites for bats and nesting sites for birds. Many can support a great diversity of wildlife, including species of conservation concern and this scheme works with farmers to support, enhance and safeguard the wildlife inhabiting these buildings. I am delighted that my Department is supporting this scheme and I would encourage all GLAS participants to consider it” External link

longfordleader Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Regulatory Board ) : “The photograph is not reflective of the highest animal welfare standards we demand for the sector nor does it reflect the tremendous care horses receive in Ireland. It is not the kind of image we want associated with horse racing in Ireland. "I am aware of the investigation being carried out by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Body (IHRB) and support the move. As this is an ongoing investigation, it is inappropriate to comment further,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is a difficult situation for many customers and I stressed the need for continued engagement and communication between Ulster Bank; its customers; and its staff in the coming weeks and months,” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “My officials are drafting a proposal for a statutory instrument to directly transpose the UTP Directive as it stands before the May 2021 deadline” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This can be done by the department itself carrying out an Appropriate Assessment Report to inform the AAD, or by the applicant providing a NIS to inform the AAD. The department prioritises files where the applicant has provided a NIS,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This can be done by the department itself carrying out an Appropriate Assessment Report to inform the AAD, or by the applicant providing a NIS to inform the AAD. The department prioritises files where the applicant has provided a NIS,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “We need to have a serious debate about all aspects of methane,” External link

agriland Monday, February 22, 2021 5:12:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I gave a commitment to support the livestock mart sector through this package and I am looking forward to seeing the package come to fruition” External link

agriland Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The beef task force plays a very important role” External link

independent-ie Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I am very pleased to launch this public consultation on an important aspect of the development of Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027. " External link

independent-ie Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : "The Programme for Government 2020 set challenging and ambitious targets over the next ten years aimed at Ireland’s objective of reducing its carbon emissions by more than half. With approximately 40% of Ireland’s energy-related carbon emissions coming from buildings alone, one of the key objectives of the Programme was the target of retrofitting reaching over 500,000 homes nationally by 2030, of which it is expected that approximately 36,500 will be local authority owned homes. In response to this commitment the Energy Efficiency Retrofitting programme has been revised and enhanced for 2021, homes retrofitted under this programme will benefit householders in many ways, they will be warmer, easier to heat and more comfortable homes, it will enhance air quality in the home and for those currently using oil or gas they will see savings on energy bills," External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added ( about Michael McGrath ) : “I thank my cabinet colleague Michael McGrath in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for working closely to bring this crucial scheme this far,” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “As members will be aware, an expert committee has been put in place. It is managing and overseeing the roll-out of the vaccination process to ensure that those who are at highest risk are vaccinated first, and all the pertinent information on essential workers has been fed in to it,” “It has put in place a strategy and process for rolling out the vaccines as quickly as we receive them in a way that addresses those who are most at risk from a health point of view and prioritises healthcare staff,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I look forward to ongoing close engagement with Bord Bia this year,” “Total agri-food exports last year were at €14.3bn - only marginally down on 2019 - and this reflects a strong performance by our food and drinks industry considering the challenges posed by COVID-19 and Brexit” External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 15, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “While a detailed analysis of this data is currently being completed by HSE, the study would appear to support the use of RADT for this purpose,” “Consequently, my department is currently making arrangements to facilitate the rollout of this testing so that any food-business operators who wish to use RADT for risk-management purposes can do so as soon as possible” External link

irishtimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:54:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “We have, working in conjunction with the industry, emphasised the importance of protocols. They have gone to very significant lengths to put in place protocols to ensure their staff are kept safe and it is paramount that this continues in the time ahead” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I welcome today's announcement by my Cabinet colleague, Minister Harris, of the distribution of more than a quarter of a million euro for Donegal ETB, for community education, under the Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund. " External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, February 8, 2021 12:05:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Successful growing of organic protein crops will be highly important in growing the organic sector in Ireland” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “My Department will be writing to all of the scheme participants shortly giving updated nitrogen figures to clearly inform them of what they need to do to meet the requirements of the scheme, and will also be giving advice on how and when they can opt to change the reduction year. I was extremely concerned about the outcome facing many farmers under the current reduction period,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “There have been ongoing checkpoints . . . over the last period of time and I do understand the gardaí are stepping that up now as well” External link

irishtimes Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “My department will be writing to all of the scheme participants shortly giving updated nitrogen figures to clearly inform them of what they need to do meet the requirements of the scheme and will also be giving advice on how and when they can opt to change the reduction year,” External link

agriland Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:18:00 AM EAT



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Charlie McConalogue said : "As a nation, we have endured many challenges over the past year and a half – from the disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, to the upheaval caused by Brexit. " External link

donegaldemocrat Friday, June 18, 2021 10:46:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "This is great news for the school, for the staff led by principal Joanne Gildea, parents and students and for all the Gartan community and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the community. It is very important for the ongoing success of the school community and for the health and safety of staff and students" External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, June 17, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am delighted that community monuments right across our county have been selected for funding. All five of these projects, including almost €80,000 in funding for the Killmacrenan Church and Graveyard, are a testament to the local people who care passionately for these heritage sites. Their preservation is crucial to maintaining the history and culture of these sites for years to come. The Killmacrenan project in particular is historically important, located in the cemetery adjacent to the 16th century Franciscan church wall, the Kilmacrenan Old Church, built post 1622 was in use and repaired during the 18th century, and the surviving tower is probably an addition of that date. The tower is in a state of disrepair with potential collapse of elements in the future. A small vaulted masonry structure adjoining the external NE angle of the ruined church is also in a state of potential collapse. This funding will enable removal of ivy and structural conservation of tower and small vaulted masonry structure, repointing and repining stonework, with lime mortar matching existing walls” External link

highlandradio Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:43:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue indicated : “The issues of convergence, eco-schemes and front-loading remain up for discussion and could have implications in relation to how the funding pot that Ireland will have is distributed at national level,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 11:39:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I have been working on the Mica issue since 2013, when it first became clear there was issue. It is the biggest issue facing our county. It affects every family in the northern half of our county and is the source of immense grief, stress and challenge for all the families that are affected,” External link

donegaldemocrat Friday, June 11, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am pleased to see that the three market transparency studies commissioned by the Department are now completed. Notwithstanding the challenges identified in relation to data availability, these reports will act as an important starting point for further work on transparency. I hope that this work will be carried forward by the new Office of the National Food Ombudsman or regulator, to be established by primary legislation” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, June 10, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Catherine Martin ) : "I am delighted to welcome the announcement today of €12.5m from my cabinet colleague, Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin, to support a massive new development here at Dunree Military Fort and Museum. " External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:25:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “There are really two aspects of this deal which will be of vital importance to Irish farmers over the coming years – the flexibility to make our own decisions and the percentage of the funding to be spent on ECO schemes,” External link

connachttribune Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:34:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Community College ) : "This is great news for Moville Community College, for the staff, parents and students and for all the Moville community and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the community" External link

donegaldemocrat Wednesday, June 9, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “When the milk tank leaves the yard in the morning, when the consumer buys their vegetables at lunch and when the family eats their dinner in the evening, ultimately, it is my ambition that the ombudsman / regulator will give everyone confidence that there is full transparency in our supply chain,” External link

agriland Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “I’m hugely excited about the REAP project as it helps us, farmers and advisors to identify the value we can bring to our next national agri-environmental scheme by trialling some measures now,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "County Donegal has accounted for 13 of the aquaculture investment projects supported so far in 2021, while there have been 8 in Kerry and 7 in Cork. Investments on oyster farms have dominated the aquaculture projects supported by my Department’s EMFF Programme in 2021 and some 11 of the 13 Donegal based projects supported have been investments in oyster farms. This places Donegal at the centre of our growing oyster sector," External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue claiming : “jeopardising CAP payments for farmers at the behest of vested interests” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "As a father of young boys, I personally know how excited our children are to enjoy the fine weather this summer and to return to play with family and friends. Minister O'Gorman's Summer of Play campaign is a fantastic initiative and will be a big help to parents and kids after this difficult year. " External link

donegaldemocrat Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am hopeful that this announcement will support our world-class beef farmers and the wider sector” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 31, 2021 7:05:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Ultimately, it must be recognised that the timing of the decision to resume trade remains a matter for the Chinese customs authorities,” “However, given the importance of the market for the sector, I continue to press the case for a resumption of beef exports to China whenever there is appropriate opportunity” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 31, 2021 7:05:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "Remote working is a crucial pillar of the Government's plan to regenerate rural Ireland. We have seen through the course of the pandemic that employers and employees have adopted remote working and want better infrastructure to allow remote working to happen smoothly" External link

highlandradio Monday, May 31, 2021 4:28:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "Remote working is a crucial pillar of the Government's plan to regenerate rural Ireland. We have seen through the course of the pandemic that employers and employees have adopted remote working and want better infrastructure to allow remote working to happen smoothly. " External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, May 31, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Achieving flexibility around the BEAM reference period was a key priority of mine as I knew that a lot of farmers were in danger of missing the initial reference period,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 31, 2021 1:51:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I am very disappointed that a CAP deal was not achieved this week as, along with my colleagues in the Council of Ministers, I worked incredibly hard to do so. " External link

RTERadio Friday, May 28, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This cohort of participants have undertaken exceptional environmental commitments and are rewarded under GLAS with an additional annual payment of up to €2,000 in respect of 2020,” External link

agriland Friday, May 28, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue explained : “Unfortunately [the trilogue] hasn’t reached agreement. It will have to wait until the next time the council recommences,” External link

agriland Friday, May 28, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue explained ( about Commission ) : “It’s about the Council of Ministers, the European Parliament and the European Commission coming together to try and agree a final plan at European level,” External link

agriland Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:19:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue explained ( about Commission ) : “It’s about the Council of Ministers, the European Parliament and the European Commission coming together to try and agree a final plan at European level,” External link

agriland Thursday, May 27, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "The key objective from my point of view and from Ireland's point of view is to ensure that farmers' incomes are central to how the next seven years evolved, and indeed that we see farmers' incomes enhanced, so that where farmers will be asked to do more they're also paid more and there are income streams to match that" External link

RTERadio Thursday, May 27, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Strategy ) : “The Sheep Welfare Scheme is a key component in meeting my department’s goal of promoting and safe guarding animal health and welfare for the benefit of consumers, producers, the economy and wider society, as set out in the department’s Statement of Strategy 2021-2024 and Action Plan 2021. It also underlines my absolute commitment to the sector” External link

agriland Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “It is therefore vital that we have flexibility to redistribute payments in line with our national circumstances and identified needs, taking full account of the existing redistribution mechanisms, including internal convergence,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:12:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The first of these, the EMFF Covid-19 Aquaculture Support Scheme , assisted in maintaining viable aquaculture enterprises that suffered an economic shock in 2020 arising from a significant reduction in production or sales as a consequence of the pandemic,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue explained : “This was to provide support similar to the funding provided to other students in third level institutions by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 25, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am happy to announce that the final tranche of the €15m funding allocated by my Department for the LEADER Food Initiative is now being made available for this final call for applications for artisan, micro and small food enterprises engaged in the agri-food sector. Following on from my announcement last year on extending the measure into 2021, I am pleased that applicants with eligible projects under this call can be eligible for consideration for the increased maximum funding limit now increased from 50% to 75%. The €5m funding now made available will help support farmers and food enterprises to develop premium, sustainable outlets for their products on the Irish market” External link

kilkennypeople Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:09:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “I hope that the increased maximum rates of aid will encourage these food businesses, who have shown great resilience during the past year, to apply for this funding support,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:51:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “levels of bovine TB have been rising since 2016 and this deteriorating trend has continued into the first quarter of 2021” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, May 25, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “In the absence of any sense that the parliament is willing to accept these flexibilities, combined with the fact that we have no resolution on the targeting proposals, I find myself unable to consider any change in the eco-scheme percentage,” External link

agriland Monday, May 24, 2021 1:54:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "This is an important day for the North West and all of Connacht Ulster. The value of our Institutes of Technology are immeasurable and contribute massively to the entire region of Connacht Ulster in terms of education, business supports and balanced regional development. This TU application brings together three West North-West institutes and if successful will have campuses right throughout Connacht Ulster" External link

donegaldemocrat Saturday, May 22, 2021 5:43:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I’m delighted that we have taken the initiative and engaging with farmers, the custodians of so much of our biodiversity to increase their knowledge and awareness of the biodiversity at farm level and at the same time gather important baseline data. "Farmers are adapters and farmers are adopters when it comes to pioneering initiatives like these and I am excited to see the pilot open” External link

independent-ie Friday, May 21, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I’m delighted that we have taken the initiative and engaging with farmers, the custodians of so much of our biodiversity to increase their knowledge and awareness of the biodiversity at farm level and at the same time gather important baseline data. "Farmers are adapters and farmers are adopters when it comes to pioneering initiatives like these and I am excited to see the pilot open” External link

donegaldemocrat Friday, May 21, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : "In delivering this initiative, knowing just what important biodiversity resources we have on our farms is essential going forward. Supporting our farmers to actively conduct their important work, while being aware how significantly these resources can benefit the quality of their produce, while also benefiting the environment will play a critical role in our steps towards a circular economy. " External link

donegaldemocrat Friday, May 21, 2021 6:14:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I know the famers and mart staff in Cillin Hill are all delighted to return to the rings,” External link

kilkennypeople Friday, May 21, 2021 2:24:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : "However, issues have emerged with the Scheme, which do need to be addressed. My commitment as a Government Minister, liaising closely with my Cabinet colleagues and the Minister for Housing and working with all of our councillors and other Oireachtas representatives, is to ensure that those issues are addressed and get the full consideration of Government. " External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Co Longford ) : “As a Minister and TD for Co. Donegal, I am delighted to assist in announcing this new venture with a great Donegal company like ProAmpac. "A key component of our Programme for Government is a balanced regional economic development and seeing a project of this nature is great news for Donegal and the North West region as a whole. Donegal is a great county for employment with a highly skilled, motivated and educated workforce. I commend ProAmpac for this investment and I look forward to seeing the fruits of this great partnership” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, May 18, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is a great day for our network of marts across the country. Mart managers, their staff as well buyers and sellers of livestock have shown tremendous resilience, agility and resourcefulness over the past 12-months in dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 while continuing to trade so seamlessly,” External link

kilkennypeople Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is a great day for our network of marts across the country. Mart managers, their staff as well buyers and sellers of livestock have shown tremendous resilience, agility and resourcefulness over the past 12-months in dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 while continuing to trade so seamlessly,” External link

longfordleader Monday, May 17, 2021 11:09:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is a great day for our network of marts across the country. Mart managers, their staff as well buyers and sellers of livestock have shown tremendous resilience, agility and resourcefulness over the past 12-months in dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 while continuing to trade so seamlessly,” External link

meathchronicle Monday, May 17, 2021 8:37:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is a great day for our network of marts across the country. Mart managers, their staff as well buyers and sellers of livestock have shown tremendous resilience, agility and resourcefulness over the past 12-months in dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 while continuing to trade so seamlessly,” External link

dundalkdemocrat Monday, May 17, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "It's not a border issue, it's a regional issue and we have to work together" External link

bbc Sunday, May 9, 2021 5:55:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Access to finance is a critical need. This scheme will deliver important support to farmers, fishers, food businesses and to businesses generally as we seek to ensure that their ongoing viability will not be hindered by a lack of suitable finance” External link

agriland Friday, May 7, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “2020 and 2021 have been difficult years for everyone so I am pleased to deliver some good news and support these initiatives in the agri-food tourism sector and build on progress already made. "Food Wise 2025 highlights the natural synergy between agri-food and local tourism. I believe that agri-tourism is of great importance for rural areas in order to showcase their people, landscape, history and culture through agricultural produce, food and drink and local cuisine. "In addition, it provides opportunities for rural businesses, including farmers, producers and artisans, to develop their products and services, connect with the community and visitors and improve skills and best practice” External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “The financial support provided under schemes is a key support for farmers,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I am delighted to announce this €38.3 million capital investment package in our six Fishery Harbour Centres and 79 Local Authority owned piers and harbours around our coast. " External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, May 3, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "Critically, this year’s funding for the Fishery Harbour Centres provides for the completion of three strategically important projects in Killybegs, Castletownbere and Howth, delivering an additional 460 metres of berthing space in the respective harbours, in accordance with Action 65 of my Department’s 2021 Action Plan. These projects have experienced delays as a result of the necessary Covid restrictions. " External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, May 3, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “The return of in-ring buying will continue to be augmented by the facilitation of online sales which have worked exceptionally well during this challenging time for all of us. "The move to online-only platforms in October has proven to be an excellent way of trading cattle and sheep, with strong throughput, coupled with steady prices over this time. In fact, online sales have been proven to reach a much higher number of farmers and agents than the traditional in-person sales” External link

independent-ie Saturday, May 1, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “The return of in-ring buying will continue to be augmented by the facilitation of online sales which have worked exceptionally well during this challenging time for all of us. "The move to online-only platforms in October has proven to be an excellent way of trading cattle and sheep, with strong throughput, coupled with steady prices over this time. In fact, online sales have been proven to reach a much higher number of farmers and agents than the traditional in-person sales” External link

independent-ie Friday, April 30, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue explained : “Pending the outcome of the public consultation concerning the establishment of a new office under primary legislation, these regulations, as an interim measure, provide that the enforcement authority required to enforce the directive will be established in my department,” External link

agriland Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am fully committed to ensuring fairness, equity and transparency in the agricultural and food supply chain” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The outcome of this consultation will help to determine the principles and policies to be included in the new legislation and the powers to be assigned to the new office,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:06:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “There are changes in the direct payment envelope that farmers must contend with; convergence; redistribution; capping; [and] allocations to young farmers. We do not yet have certainty on any of these” External link

agriland Monday, April 26, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “REAP is an ambitious, innovative and exciting new pilot programme,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:41:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue insisted : “If agriculture is offering 10 per cent, that leaves all other sectors having to reduce their emissions by 70 per cent to reach this legally-binding target...Who do they expect to take up the slack? Is it the car driver or urban dweller that will be expected to shoulder reductions of up to 70 per cent through increased taxation to meet the national carbon budget? If not, is the sector proposing to ignore carrying its fair share?” External link

irishtimes Monday, April 19, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded ( about Martin McDermott ) : “I also acknowledge my party colleagues, Councillors Martin McDermott, Patrick McGowan and Noreen McGarvey for working with these groups to drive these projects forward and get them concluded” External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, April 19, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded ( about Martin McDermott ) : “I also acknowledge my party colleagues, Councillors Martin McDermott, Patrick McGowan and Noreen McGarvey for working with these groups to drive these projects forward and get them concluded” External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, April 19, 2021 11:38:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded ( about Martin McDermott ) : “I also acknowledge my party colleagues, Councillors Martin McDermott, Patrick McGowan and Noreen McGarvey for working with these groups to drive these projects forward and get them concluded” External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, April 19, 2021 9:20:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The key priority for me as Minister is the protection of incomes and the sustainable development of our sector. "Our farmers, fishers and food producers face many challenges as they continue to provide the high-quality food, fish, timber. Our primary producers also excel at supporting a range of ecosystems services, while playing a central role in the transformation of our economy and society towards a long-term sustainable future. "We will provide a policy platform that protects incomes, ensures that our food offering is safe and of the highest quality and that our industry is environmentally sustainable and competitive” External link

donegaldemocrat Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Tom Vilsack ) : “We held a fruitful conversation today on many issues and Secretary Vilsack and I agreed to co-operate and collaborate on challenges facing agriculture and to work to facilitate trade for everyone’s benefit,” External link

agriland Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Strategy ) : “The dialogues will be open to all and will focus on solutions – practical steps we can take to improve the sustainability, resilience and inclusivity of our food system over the coming decade, and accelerate progress towards achieving the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs],” “This first national dialogue to be held on April 21 will focus on sustainable food systems and Ireland’s 2030 Agri-Food Strategy, which will be published shortly in draft form as part of a public consultation on its environmental aspects” External link

agriland Thursday, April 8, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Obviously, the opportunity was there for them to take part,” External link

agriland Saturday, April 3, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I provided for GLAS to be continued for this year for the transition period and it has had full participation levels up to that. " External link

independent-ie Thursday, April 1, 2021 9:22:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “Because every farmer has the opportunity to make a really significant contribution in terms of doing measures which contribute to biodiversity and the environment – and we need to provide them with the opportunity to do that,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue commented : “The SFSI provides a brand to share our Irish government expertise in food systems with partner countries internationally, on a commercial basis,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:12:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Through the LEADER programme, over the next two years, a total of €70m, of which more than €50m is expected to come from the EU, will be directly invested into rural areas to help address specific needs, and help to realise opportunities for rural Ireland as we recover from the impact of Covid-19” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, March 30, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The greenest building is the one that already exists, embodying carbon and offsetting the need for expensive new buildings as long they are well used” External link

highlandradio Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:56:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : "l look forward to working with Minister Heather Humphreys, her Department and the rest of Government in realising the vision outlined in the Rural Development Policy, and to progressing the specific actions relating to the agri-food sector," External link

longfordleader Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:25:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : "l look forward to working with Minister Heather Humphreys, her Department and the rest of Government in realising the vision outlined in the Rural Development Policy, and to progressing the specific actions relating to the agri-food sector," External link

leitrimobserver Monday, March 29, 2021 9:19:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue commented : "The announcement today is a positive step for Donegal and provides green sustainable transport options to those in rural communities. The projects listed for Donegal will help create safer, greener and better spaces for people to live, work and visit" External link

highlandradio Monday, March 29, 2021 1:28:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am pleased to announce my Department has issued this request for tender. "Social farming is an exciting and successful venture that has many benefits. It is an initiative which fosters inclusion amongst disadvantaged groups and has proven to allow participants build self-esteem and improve health and well-being. When operating from a working family farm, these initiatives support farm diversification and help farmers connect with the wider community” External link

dundalkdemocrat Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am pleased to announce my Department has issued this request for tender. "Social farming is an exciting and successful venture that has many benefits. It is an initiative which fosters inclusion amongst disadvantaged groups and has proven to allow participants build self-esteem and improve health and well-being. When operating from a working family farm, these initiatives support farm diversification and help farmers connect with the wider community” External link

longfordleader Friday, March 26, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : "negligible risk status will support our continued efforts around international market access and assist in opening new trade opportunities in respect of Irish beef products" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is a most welcome and very significant step forward towards Ireland achieving negligible risk status in respect of BSE, affirming the robustness of the Ireland’s animal health, food and feed safety controls and providing further independent affirmation in the international market place of the strength of Ireland’s control systems” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "During COVID-19 people have utilised outdoor amenities more than ever and outdoor amenities have been an important source of recreation. In Donegal, we have always valued the beauty of our county and this funding announcement today is important funding to benefit the Letterkenny to Burtonport Greenway project" External link

highlandradio Monday, March 22, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded ( about Commission ) : “Further announcements on the related schemes will be made in the coming weeks following consultation with the Monitoring Committee and agreement on the amendment by the European Commission,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 16, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The examples contained in this report demonstrate the valuable contribution that Ireland’s partnership with FAO is making to achieving the SDGs and realizing the 2030 Agenda. Ireland and FAO are finding new and better ways of working together to achieve inclusive sustainable growth, reaching the furthest behind first,” External link

fao-en Tuesday, March 16, 2021 1:39:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : "I welcome SITA's decision to expand operations in Letterkenny by creating 55 new jobs in the next two years. This is much needed positive news for Donegal after the impact COVID-19 had on the local economy. It is a vote of confidence in the talents of Donegal employees and of the local economy by SITA" External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, March 15, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : "This is further positive news for Letterkenny following on from the granting of over €18m in URDF funding for the town and again highlights confidence in the town," External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, March 15, 2021 10:45:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Dog owners must remember that even the most gentle family pet can kill or maim sheep and lambs if allowed to roam. Never let your dog out unsupervised, especially at night” External link

fwi Friday, March 12, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is a new development will replace the thousands of paper forms submitted to the Department annually while offering farmers a simple approach to maintaining their records. This year also saw the launch of an improved online application system for Nitrates Derogation applications” External link

independent-ie Thursday, March 11, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The examples contained in this report demonstrate the valuable contribution that Ireland’s partnership with FAO is making to achieving the SDGs and realizing the 2030 Agenda. Ireland and FAO are finding new and better ways of working together to achieve inclusive sustainable growth, reaching the furthest behind first,” External link

agris-fao Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Importantly, it will also provide a framework for stronger agri-business linkages between Ireland and Africa, including a focus on supporting female entrepeneurs,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The Bovine TB Eradication Programme is our largest animal health programme with over nine million individual TB tests carried out each year on more than 110,000 farms. Disease levels have been rising since 2016,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “I am pleased with the progress made today and I look forward to seeing the results of this group when they report to the forum” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 9, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Farmers need greater transparency and clarity on market trends and dynamics,” “The Food Ombudsman is expected to build on the work started by the Beef Taskforce to achieve this for farmers” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, March 9, 2021 5:35:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “The benefits of the scheme go beyond retaining the structures for future generations because it can also have significant biodiversity benefits. Even the smallest building can provide roosting sites for bats and nesting sites for birds. Many can support a great diversity of wildlife, including species of conservation concern and this scheme works with farmers to support, enhance and safeguard the wildlife inhabiting these buildings. I am delighted that my Department is supporting this scheme and I would encourage all GLAS participants to consider it” External link

dundalkdemocrat Sunday, March 7, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “The benefits of the scheme go beyond retaining the structures for future generations because it can also have significant biodiversity benefits. Even the smallest building can provide roosting sites for bats and nesting sites for birds. Many can support a great diversity of wildlife, including species of conservation concern and this scheme works with farmers to support, enhance and safeguard the wildlife inhabiting these buildings. I am delighted that my Department is supporting this scheme and I would encourage all GLAS participants to consider it” External link

kilkennypeople Friday, March 5, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “The benefits of the scheme go beyond retaining the structures for future generations because it can also have significant biodiversity benefits. Even the smallest building can provide roosting sites for bats and nesting sites for birds. Many can support a great diversity of wildlife, including species of conservation concern and this scheme works with farmers to support, enhance and safeguard the wildlife inhabiting these buildings. I am delighted that my Department is supporting this scheme and I would encourage all GLAS participants to consider it” External link

longfordleader Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:46:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Regulatory Board ) : “The photograph is not reflective of the highest animal welfare standards we demand for the sector nor does it reflect the tremendous care horses receive in Ireland. It is not the kind of image we want associated with horse racing in Ireland. "I am aware of the investigation being carried out by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Body (IHRB) and support the move. As this is an ongoing investigation, it is inappropriate to comment further,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is a difficult situation for many customers and I stressed the need for continued engagement and communication between Ulster Bank; its customers; and its staff in the coming weeks and months,” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “My officials are drafting a proposal for a statutory instrument to directly transpose the UTP Directive as it stands before the May 2021 deadline” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This can be done by the department itself carrying out an Appropriate Assessment Report to inform the AAD, or by the applicant providing a NIS to inform the AAD. The department prioritises files where the applicant has provided a NIS,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This can be done by the department itself carrying out an Appropriate Assessment Report to inform the AAD, or by the applicant providing a NIS to inform the AAD. The department prioritises files where the applicant has provided a NIS,” External link

agriland Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “We need to have a serious debate about all aspects of methane,” External link

agriland Monday, February 22, 2021 5:12:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I gave a commitment to support the livestock mart sector through this package and I am looking forward to seeing the package come to fruition” External link

agriland Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The beef task force plays a very important role” External link

independent-ie Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I am very pleased to launch this public consultation on an important aspect of the development of Ireland’s CAP Strategic Plan 2023-2027. " External link

independent-ie Thursday, February 18, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : "The Programme for Government 2020 set challenging and ambitious targets over the next ten years aimed at Ireland’s objective of reducing its carbon emissions by more than half. With approximately 40% of Ireland’s energy-related carbon emissions coming from buildings alone, one of the key objectives of the Programme was the target of retrofitting reaching over 500,000 homes nationally by 2030, of which it is expected that approximately 36,500 will be local authority owned homes. In response to this commitment the Energy Efficiency Retrofitting programme has been revised and enhanced for 2021, homes retrofitted under this programme will benefit householders in many ways, they will be warmer, easier to heat and more comfortable homes, it will enhance air quality in the home and for those currently using oil or gas they will see savings on energy bills," External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added ( about Michael McGrath ) : “I thank my cabinet colleague Michael McGrath in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for working closely to bring this crucial scheme this far,” External link

agriland Wednesday, February 17, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “As members will be aware, an expert committee has been put in place. It is managing and overseeing the roll-out of the vaccination process to ensure that those who are at highest risk are vaccinated first, and all the pertinent information on essential workers has been fed in to it,” “It has put in place a strategy and process for rolling out the vaccines as quickly as we receive them in a way that addresses those who are most at risk from a health point of view and prioritises healthcare staff,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:06:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I look forward to ongoing close engagement with Bord Bia this year,” “Total agri-food exports last year were at €14.3bn - only marginally down on 2019 - and this reflects a strong performance by our food and drinks industry considering the challenges posed by COVID-19 and Brexit” External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 15, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “While a detailed analysis of this data is currently being completed by HSE, the study would appear to support the use of RADT for this purpose,” “Consequently, my department is currently making arrangements to facilitate the rollout of this testing so that any food-business operators who wish to use RADT for risk-management purposes can do so as soon as possible” External link

irishtimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:54:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “We have, working in conjunction with the industry, emphasised the importance of protocols. They have gone to very significant lengths to put in place protocols to ensure their staff are kept safe and it is paramount that this continues in the time ahead” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I welcome today's announcement by my Cabinet colleague, Minister Harris, of the distribution of more than a quarter of a million euro for Donegal ETB, for community education, under the Mitigating Against Educational Disadvantage Fund. " External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, February 8, 2021 12:05:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Successful growing of organic protein crops will be highly important in growing the organic sector in Ireland” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, February 6, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “My Department will be writing to all of the scheme participants shortly giving updated nitrogen figures to clearly inform them of what they need to do to meet the requirements of the scheme, and will also be giving advice on how and when they can opt to change the reduction year. I was extremely concerned about the outcome facing many farmers under the current reduction period,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, February 4, 2021 2:31:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “There have been ongoing checkpoints . . . over the last period of time and I do understand the gardaí are stepping that up now as well” External link

irishtimes Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “My department will be writing to all of the scheme participants shortly giving updated nitrogen figures to clearly inform them of what they need to do meet the requirements of the scheme and will also be giving advice on how and when they can opt to change the reduction year,” External link

agriland Thursday, February 4, 2021 1:18:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
agriculture spokesperson16.43%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
spokesperson14.29%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
minister0.71%EN10/16/201716/10/2017
deputy37.14%EN10/05/201705/10/2017
politician0.71%EN07/29/201729/07/2017
agriculture spokesman7.86%EN06/13/201713/06/2017
spokesman7.14%EN06/13/201713/06/2017
education spokesperson6.43%EN05/25/201725/05/2017
agriculture and food spokesperson0.71%EN05/10/201710/05/2017
food spokesperson0.71%EN05/10/201710/05/2017
colleague0.71%EN03/29/201729/03/2017
spokesperson for agriculture0.71%EN10/09/201609/10/2016
education spokesman6.43%EN04/23/201423/04/2014
Names Lang Count
Charlie McConalogueEN100.00%


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