Charlie McConalogue

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Charlie McConalogue said : “Participating co-ops and agri-retailers can lodge up to two claims for payment. The first opportunity to lodge a claim for payment closes shortly with final claims for payment being accepted by my department up to October 1, 2022” External link

agriland Monday, July 4, 2022 3:26:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Our beef sector is truly world class with our farmers the bedrock of the sector,” “It will promote greater integration of the dairy and beef sectors, to ensure that there is a market outlet for calves from the dairy herd, and to provide an attractive business option for beef farmers. We want to explore all avenues to help generate the strongest possible income for farmers” External link

kilkennypeople Monday, July 4, 2022 1:57:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The resilience shown by the agri-food sector during the pandemic was remarkable as it continued to produce high quality produce for consumers at home and abroad,” “This State-backed source of finance will complement other measures introduced by my Department to alleviate the considerable impact of the pandemic on the agri-food sector” External link

thejournal Monday, July 4, 2022 12:42:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "To win an award where you are recognised by your own co-op for having produced a top-quality product is a truly remarkable achievement. " External link

westmeathindependent Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am very pleased to be announcing the commencement of these GLAS+ balancing payments, as it means that almost €650,000 will be made to over 3,100 GLAS participants” External link

agriland Thursday, June 30, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “This is the largest fund allocated by the department to the breeding grant initiative and will strive to support breeders and producers nationwide, the bedrock of the sport horse industry,” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 29, 2022 2:03:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The budget for the Fodder Support Scheme is €56 million with a payment rate of up to €100 per hectare. The scheme will be rolled out as a matter of urgency and I hope there will be strong uptake from farmers” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:39:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “Easing the burden on our farm families as a result of the disruptions caused by the war in Ukraine has been a key priority of mine as Minister as well as the Government. "Our response to the increase in agricultural input costs, in particular for chemical fertiliser and the impact that will have on the quantity of fodder produced and conserved for the coming winter, I am delighted to launch the Fodder Support Scheme today. This is a crucial scheme which will assist grow fodder stocks in the country to ensure we have adequate stocks for the winter ahead” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:39:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Producing high quality milk is not something that is done overnight. It is a lifetime’s achievement and the result of a commitment to excellence every time you step into the parlour” “I commend all the Lakeland Dairies farm families who are the bedrock of a hugely impressive cross-border operation,” External link

agriland Friday, June 24, 2022 4:45:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "To win an award where you are recognised by your own co-op for having produced a top-quality product is a truly remarkable achievement. " External link

westmeathindependent Friday, June 24, 2022 4:17:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "To win an award where you are recognised by your own co-op for having produced a top-quality product is a truly remarkable achievement. " External link

westmeathindependent Friday, June 24, 2022 3:45:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This will aid us in achieving sustainable development and further ensuring food security. A One Health focus has never been more important considering the recent global challenges in both human and animal health such as Covid-19 and avian influenza.,” External link

agriland Thursday, June 23, 2022 3:16:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “It is heartening to know too that Glanbia Co-op is fully committed to a sustainable future for the dairy sector in partnership with Government, through the Food Vision 2030 strategy,” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2:37:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Strategy ) : “It is a real honour to be in Belview to turn the sod on this really exciting project. It is great to see this really important project finally come to fruition. This is a great day for the 4,500 Glanbia farm family suppliers as well as for the wider Irish agriculture sector and Irish farmers as a whole. Both I and the Government have been supportive of the project throughout, because of its profound importance to farming in the south-east. It is heartening to know too that Glanbia Co-op is fully committed to a sustainable future for the dairy sector in partnership with Government, through the Food Vision 2030 Strategy. I look forward to continued engagement through these initiatives into the future” External link

kilkennypeople Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2:33:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “The budget for the Fodder Support Scheme is €56 million with a payment rate of up to €100 per hectare. The scheme will be rolled out as a matter of urgency and I hope there will be strong uptake from farmers” External link

independent-ie-regional Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:22:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "The new Acres scheme represents a €1.5 billion investment over five years running from 2023-2027. " External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:11:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "The new Acres scheme represents a €1.5 billion investment over five years running from 2023-2027. " External link

eecho Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:04:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “This is a really exciting day for farm families and those who are interested in biodiversity. ACRES will be a really exciting and farmer-friendly scheme that will help address biodiversity decline while delivering an important income support for up to 50,000 farm families” External link

anglocelt Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:59:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “This scheme, in tandem with the Straw Incorporation Scheme (SIM); the Protein Aid Scheme; and the €12 million Tillage Incentive Scheme, are very strong supports for growers in this very important sector in reducing our dependence on imported feed and in delivering necessary feedstock in light of the Ukraine crises” External link

agriland Monday, June 20, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am delighted to announce the successful projects which have secured funding in the Agri Food Tourism sector. It is great to be able to support these initiatives in the agri-food tourism sector and build on progress already made. There is a great geographical spread of projects this year which highlights the interest throughout the country. Our 10-year roadmap for the agriculture sector Food Vision 2030, highlights the natural synergy between agri-food and local tourism. I have backed this important sector and I will continue to back it as Minister for our food sector which is our greatest and most important sector” External link

kclr96fm Friday, June 17, 2022 12:53:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Our suckler, beef and sheep sectors are ones that I have continually supported as minister and I am convinced there is an exciting future for our farm families,” External link

agriland Thursday, June 16, 2022 4:24:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge eligible farmers to apply on time and to ensure they read the Terms and Conditions of the scheme in particular that the areas entered for the scheme must be cut and conserved by 5th September 2022” External link

kilkennypeople Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7:43:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Any efforts to address these issues must be compatible with the EU’s international trade obligations and must be WTO-compatible. "For example, Ireland supports the EU approach of including robust sustainability chapters in new bilateral FTA agreements, which promotes EU standards and has the effect of raising standards globally” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 15, 2022 6:11:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The budget for the Fodder Support Scheme is €56 million with a payment rate of up to €100 per hectare. The scheme will be rolled out as a matter of urgency and I hope there will be strong uptake from farmers” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 15, 2022 1:09:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “Easing the burden on our farm families as a result of the disruptions caused by the war in Ukraine has been a key priority of mine as Minister as well as the Government. "Our response to the increase in agricultural input costs, in particular for chemical fertiliser and the impact that will have on the quantity of fodder produced and conserved for the coming winter, I am delighted to launch the Fodder Support Scheme today. This is a crucial scheme which will assist grow fodder stocks in the country to ensure we have adequate stocks for the winter ahead” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 15, 2022 1:09:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge eligible farmers to apply on time and to ensure they read the terms and conditions of the scheme” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 15, 2022 1:03:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Commission ) : “The recent European Council conclusions recognised that the supply of fertiliser presents a particular challenge over the coming period,” “As the current crisis becomes more prolonged, we need to prepare now for 2023. I consider that, in terms of further actions the European Commission can take now, greater planning and preparation in relation to the supply of fertiliser is essential” External link

agriland Monday, June 13, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue remarked : “As I have consistently stated, our pig farmers are remarkably resilient, but I am acutely aware of the unprecedented challenges they are facing at present. , alongside others across the EU, are currently facing a combination of low prices and extraordinarily high input costs. This is why I have targeted €13 million of the €15.8 million EU exceptional aid allocation to support the viability of this important sector,” External link

agriland Monday, June 13, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I particularly thank the efforts of this dedicated core of breeders and community activists in collecting and selective breeding of these animals, the Old Irish Goat can now be recognised officially as a key part of the rich and unique history of Irish breeds," External link

donegaldemocrat Sunday, June 12, 2022 10:50:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “As Minister and as a border TD, changes to the protocol that would disrupt the status quo could be severely damaging to our €13 billion exports and our farm families,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:56:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “Sheep worrying causes immense and unnecessary stress for farmers, and serious animal welfare issues for sheep and new-born lambs. Uncontrolled pets can decimate a flock within minutes, with reports suggesting that up to 4,000 sheep are killed or seriously injured in dog attacks every year. Pet owners are responsible for ensuring that their dogs are under control. ‘‘Dog owners must take responsibility for their pets, which must be under control at all times – remember, even the gentlest family pet can kill or maim sheep and lambs. Never let your dog out unsupervised, especially at night” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, June 10, 2022 5:44:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “It’s a fair point, and it is a concern” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:22:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The horticulture sector has been experiencing significant challenges recently and that is why I am delighted to announce this support for those most impacted in the sector. We are very proud of our domestic horticultural growers and we must ensure the long-term viability of the sector” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 8, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Protecting Ireland’s marine environment means protecting the marine habitat and protecting Ireland’s coastal communities today, and for future generations,” External link

afloat Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:47:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Ireland, as a producer of high-quality, sustainable, dairy products is an important source of infant and follow-on formula internationally,” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 7, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “My Department officials have been engaging with consultants trying to manage that and plan for it [the new scheme], and make sure the capacity is there,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, June 7, 2022 5:10:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The blue economy is the beating heart of Ireland’s rural coastal communities. This new Scheme is designed to help strengthen and rejuvenate those communities by giving businesses an opportunity to apply for funding for their blue economy activities in areas including seafood, coastal tourism , boat building and maintenance, marine recreation, and renewable energy initiatives” External link

afloat Saturday, June 4, 2022 6:30:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The blue economy is the beating heart of Ireland’s rural coastal communities. This new Scheme is designed to help strengthen and rejuvenate those communities by giving businesses an opportunity to apply for funding for their blue economy activities in areas including seafood, coastal tourism, boat building and maintenance, marine recreation, and renewable energy initiatives” External link

highlandradio Friday, June 3, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Energy Agency ) : “As Government and as a sector, we are working to improve our energy security by reducing our dependence on imported fossil fuels. We are committed to delivering a profitable, resilient and diversified farm businesses and management of energy costs, and investment in clean technology is a key part of this. Energy and Farm Business is an extremely valuable event in creating such awareness and comes at a key time for farmers looking to diversify their income with sustainable projects. The contacts and links made here will help you develop your business in the future” External link

teagasc Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:53:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Ciaran Brogan ) : “It is crucially important for the people of Donegal that an angiogram service is provided at Letterkenny University Hospital. "I am happy to confirm that following discussions, the service will continue to be available in LUH. Over the last number of weeks there has been significant engagement between Saolta and LUH to assess the capacity of the hospital to provide the Angiogram Service by the hospital itself. "The fact the Angiogram Service will now be offered in Letterkenny hospital is a testament to the quality of the cardiology services and staff of the hospital and is a result of the foresight and work of hospital staff and management working closely with the Friends of Letterkenny Hospital charity, who invested in and provided equipment in recent years which ensured the new Radiology unit was in place. "That infrastructure is now what enables the angiogram service to be provided in house. Thank you to Cllrs Ciaran Brogan and Gerry Crawford for their tireless work on highlighting this issue and for ensuring that this issue was raised through the regional health forum. It is crucial that any service that can be provided locally is provided locally and this result is an example of Letterkenny hospital looking to provide all services possible Donegal and the North West Region. ” External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, June 2, 2022 1:00:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The Food Waste Reduction projects are funded from my Department’s Rural Innovation and Development Fund and so they will also serve to address that fund’s overall objective of energising the rural economy by encouraging innovative job creation and sustainable enterprise development” External link

kclr96fm Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:35:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Over the last couple of years, for a product that used to be quite valuable, it has not been covering the costs of clipping,” External link

agriland Monday, May 30, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “Where is the feasibility study? What is the delay? Part of the terms of reference surely included a timespan. Has that timespan been exceeded? If so, why? The only positive thing I heard from the minister is that the final report is with the department. Is it going to be published?” External link

agriland Monday, May 30, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “The available bluefin tuna quota is allocated each year to Member States on the basis of relative stability as established in the late 1990s. At that time, Ireland did not have a track record of commercial fishing for Bluefin Tuna and, accordingly, did not receive a quota allocation,” External link

afloat Saturday, May 28, 2022 9:37:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “We do not have that safety valve. We also cannot be sure that we will have the safety valve of increasing the grain fed to cattle to mitigate a fodder shortage because we cannot be sure that there will be an adequate supply of grain available,” External link

agriland Friday, May 27, 2022 4:21:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "we cannot do everything but we are working hard to understand the challenges there" External link

irishexaminer Friday, May 27, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : "I have been engaged closely with the fertiliser suppliers to ensure security of supply. They have worked very hard to ensure that is the case," External link

irishexaminer Friday, May 27, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "Seeing leaders in the global potato sector come to Ireland is a testimony to the industry we have here," "The potato industry, like many others, has undergone changes and challenges over the last number of years, but central to the success of our sector has been our commitment to quality and dedication to excellence" External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, May 25, 2022 6:37:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I welcome the significant progress being made by the Food Vision Dairy Group and look forward to engaging further on its important work,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 25, 2022 6:30:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Association ) : “This is an exciting measure and I believe it is the launch pad for a whole new and untapped potential for Irish agriculture. Having a baseline knowledge of the biodiversity resources we have on our farms is essential going forward. In order to tackle the challenges of the future, we first must know the potential of the present and the FES is central to this new era we are facing into. The collaboration between my Department and the Agricultural Consultants Association (ACA) on work to date is a welcome development. I wish the ACA and its farm advisors a successful and fruitful survey season over the summer months” External link

westmeathindependent Wednesday, May 25, 2022 1:22:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “It must also achieve a balanced outcome on fisheries, taking into account the progress achieved under the Common Fisheries Policy and, from Ireland’s perspective, retaining existing fuel detaxation arrangements,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 24, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “But I think that knowing that support will be there gives confidence to the sector to make preparations to grow the grass, grow the fodder and help to cover the cost of that,” External link

agriland Thursday, May 19, 2022 5:04:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The show network is the backbone of so many agri and rural communities. The show season is upon us and the excitement of getting an animal ready for your local show is hard bet. What is even more exciting is taking home a yellow, red or blue rosette. These are the marks of what makes a good animal a great animal” External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:55:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue explained : “Today’s payment of just under €24 million brings the total payments made to date under GLAS to €1.18 billion and I was very pleased to offer extensions to GLAS participants for the last two years so they could continue in the scheme,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:07:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Stephen Donnelly ) : “The angiogram service is really important for the people of Donegal and for the Northwest generally. There is a significant level of demand with over 300 people availing of this service annually. I have been liaising with Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly T.D. and with the Saolta Group and I know that Saolta and the LUH management are currently considering options” External link

highlandradio Wednesday, May 18, 2022 8:19:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

leinsterexpress Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:50:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

longfordleader Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:22:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

limerickleader Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:21:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

dundalkdemocrat Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:19:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

leitrimobserver Sunday, May 15, 2022 6:57:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, May 15, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 15, 2022 5:51:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

eecho Sunday, May 15, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, May 15, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : "The suite of schemes and measures I have announced will support fishers, the wider seafood sector and the coastal communities which are most dependent on the sea for their livelihoods. The scheme will assist the Seafood Processing industry in making transformational change and moving further up the value chain. " External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:37:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : "The suite of schemes and measures I have announced will support fishers, the wider seafood sector and the coastal communities which are most dependent on the sea for their livelihoods. The scheme will assist the Seafood Processing industry in making transformational change and moving further up the value chain. " External link

kilkennypeople Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:35:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated ( about Damien O Connor ) : “I am delighted to see the launch of this new pilot Joint Research Mechanism between Ireland and New Zealand. Our two countries have a strong existing collaboration in areas such as grassland research and animal breeding, and in more recent years, in climate related research. "However, the time is now right to increase the level of collaboration in research that will accelerate the discovery of scientific innovations to mitigate the impact of agriculture on climate change. I want to formally acknowledge the support and commitment of New Zealand’s Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor and his officials in the Ministry of Primary Industries in reaching this milestone” External link

leinsterleader Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:32:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I have seen no one come forward or explain to me a process as to how [the ban] would impact in relation to primary producers getting a better margin,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:13:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "Our new primary care centres are extremely important assets for the community. It was great to see progress of the Newtown centre and the workers have done a fantastic job in bringing it to a state-of-the-art standard. " External link

donegaldemocrat Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:53:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “Ireland has always shown itself to be a kind, caring and compassionate country. Our first instinct is to help people who need it, and the way in which we have opened our doors to the people of Ukraine shows just how much of a considerate nation we are,” “This is why we have taken a leadership role in allowing those arriving here to bring their pets once they follow a few simple steps to reduce the risk of any disease coming into Ireland” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, May 10, 2022 4:42:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “These payments reflect a contribution towards the increase in the cost of growing crops in 2022,” External link

agriland Monday, May 9, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The scheme terms and conditions have now been updated to clarify the treatment of protein crops, to address queries relating to land not declared in 2021 and to provide specific references to the Agricultural Appeals Office and the EU Temporary Crisis Framework,” External link

agriland Monday, May 9, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The office will be led by a CEO and a team of staff to carry out its very important functions and it will report to a board,” External link

independent-ie Monday, May 9, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “You can’t address all the cost challenges that are there but I think €1,000 for your average farm is a really significant contribution to the challenges facing farmers,” External link

agriland Thursday, May 5, 2022 1:21:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I urge all farmers to lodge their applications as soon as possible before the May 16 deadline. Should any farmer require guidance in making their application, they should attend a BPS clinic or ring the department’s helpdesk, where a member of staff will be able to assist them” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, May 5, 2022 1:17:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I believe that the success in getting the application to this stage of the process demonstrates the quality of the product specification that was drafted by Bord Bia in consultation with my officials and which took account of engagement with our farming representative bodies through our national opposition procedure,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:52:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Irish spirits are now exported to over 130 countries around the world and experiencing a renaissance. From Irish whiskey to Irish gin, and traditional Irish poitín to Irish cream liqueur, they form an evolving, innovative sector that is on a fast growth trajectory in the US. Bord Bia’s new drinks trade communication campaign in the US demonstrates Ireland’s commitment to the US market, build the awareness of this growing spirits category and positively influence commercial success” External link

independent-ie-regional Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:36:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue responded : “You can’t address all the cost challenges that are there but I think €1,000 for your average farm is a really significant contribution to the challenges facing farmers,” “We don’t have the assurances we had in previous years that there will be grain supply available next spring. So it is very important that every farmer looks at their own situation; when they plan their breeding that they also plan their feeding,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 3, 2022 11:42:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is not something about spreading it across all sectors, it is about identifying where we can actually get the maximum return in relation to putting funding in,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 3, 2022 11:42:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "The proposal that we are looking at is introducing a scheme which would incentivise beef and sheep farmers to sow fodder, hay or silage and pay up to a maximum of 10 hectares at €100 per hectare," "We must make really good use of the next number of months to ensure we have sufficient fodder and hay saved for next winter and next spring, to have the resilience to deal with challenges that are there from the war in Ukraine" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, May 3, 2022 9:08:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I do, yes, and I think given what I've seen here in the States, on the trade mission and the really good engagement that we had with a number of customers this week, I see real strong potential for them to continue" External link

RTERadio Monday, May 2, 2022 9:06:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “Ireland is fully committed to ensuring that last year’s UN Food Systems Summit should lead to positive change in our global food systems,” “We are working with UN partners to ensure that supports are in place for countries in the developing world to devise and implement their own pathways” External link

agriland Friday, April 29, 2022 12:01:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Status Department ) : “I want to thank the Embassy of Ireland, including Ambassador Mulhall and Ireland’s agricultural attaché Dr Finbar Brown, for their commitment in facilitating these high level political engagements; which again reflect the positive relationship Ireland has with the US administration. The strong engagement by my Department officials with their USDA counterparts is also really important to enhancing mutual understanding and collaboration” External link

highlandradio Wednesday, April 27, 2022 8:34:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : "We have to take a common sense approach to how we address this issue," External link

irishsun Tuesday, April 26, 2022 8:40:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "Turf is only used in a very minimal amount of instances now," "But it is important for those who still use it and I think we need to focus on the bigger picture, we need to focus on making real progress. We need to focus on that transition from fossil fuel to clean energy" External link

irishsun Tuesday, April 26, 2022 8:40:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added ( about Supply Chain ) : “I am excited to be able to share the work we are doing in the area and, equally, I am looking forward to seeing the establishment of the Office for Fairness and Transparency in the Agri Food Supply Chain later this year,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 26, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “It is fantastic that we received so many great applications in this first call for projects and it is truly heartening to see such eagerness to help support our coastal communities transition to living in a post-Brexit economy. "I must acknowledge the co-operation and engagement between local authorities, coastal communities and political representatives to make this happen. This is the largest ever funding announcement of its kind for local authority marine infrastructure and I am confident that it will future-proof our piers and harbours right around our coast” External link

independent-ie-regional Tuesday, April 26, 2022 9:39:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "it's is truly heartening to see such eagerness to help support our coastal communities transition to living in a post-Brexit economy" External link

mwir Monday, April 25, 2022 9:54:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This agreement provides full access for Irish sheep meat to the US market. It marks another welcome move in the diversification of overseas markets for Irish sheep meat in line with the Food Vision 2030 goal of accessing and developing new market opportunities in priority markets. It is the result of diligent work by my officials and the Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC, following the lifting last December of the US ban on EU sheep meat exports” External link

irishtimes Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:23:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This agreement provides full access for Irish sheepmeat to the US market. It marks another welcome move in the diversification of overseas markets for Irish sheepmeat in line with the Food Vision 2030 goal of accessing and developing new market opportunities in priority markets,” “The speedy agreement on certification conditions comes after many years of preparatory work, in particular USDA recognition in 2019 of the equivalence of Ireland’s sheepmeat inspection system with US domestic standards,” External link

agriland Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Status Department ) : “I greatly look forward to this important Trade Mission. The United States is a key market for Irish agri-food exports, with exports valued at €1.3 Billion last year. Meeting with Secretary for Agriculture Vilsack and other key players from Government and Congress is vital, in maintaining our already excellent relations with the US. I am also eager to take part in our joint event with the World Bank on Sustainable Food Systems, particularly in the context of the Ukraine Crisis” External link

donegaldemocrat Sunday, April 24, 2022 2:30:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “My Department along with An Bord Bia are currently examining the reasoned statement of opposition submitted by the UK. For some time now, my Department and An Bord Bia have fully engaged with their counterparts in Northern Ireland to share information and provide advice on the technical aspects of a grass fed standard and related matters associated with the possibility of having an all island PGI for Irish Grass Fed Beef. I welcome the opportunity now for both parties to engage to progress and finalise this work” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 22, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am very pleased to be here to help kick off this year’s Studbook Series, which has a major role to play in supporting and promoting equine breeding success through the industry as these young horses learn the ropes through competition,” External link

independent-ie Friday, April 22, 2022 4:56:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “It is tremendous news that the Wild Atlantic Way and specifically Donegal will be put front and centre for our massive Irish diaspora this year and it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the beauty and culture of our great county” External link

donegaldemocrat Friday, April 22, 2022 1:47:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Ireland has always shown itself to be a kind, caring and compassionate country. Our first instinct is to help people who need it and the way in which we have opened our doors to the people of Ukraine shows just how much of a considerate nation we are” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, April 20, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Ireland has always shown itself to be a kind, caring and compassionate country. Our first instinct is to help people who need it and the way in which we have opened our doors to the people of Ukraine shows just how much of a considerate nation we are” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, April 20, 2022 3:04:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Ireland has always shown itself to be a kind, caring and compassionate country. Our first instinct is to help people who need it and the way in which we have opened our doors to the people of Ukraine shows just how much of a considerate nation we are” External link

standard Wednesday, April 20, 2022 11:53:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The preparation of the evaluation marks the fulfilment of another of the requirements set out under EU legislation. This has been shared with stakeholders, together with the commission’s observation letter,” External link

agriland Friday, April 15, 2022 4:19:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “I am confident that our CAP plan is robust and is cognisant of food security as well as driving improvements in biodiversity, water quality and the overall climate. It is a complex CAP plan that is focussed on delivering on these ambitions while also seeking to improve farm incomes,” External link

agriland Friday, April 15, 2022 4:19:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The continued development of the pigmeat and poultry sectors are a priority for me given the key role these sectors play in the national economic context,” External link

agriland Friday, April 15, 2022 4:19:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I am acutely aware of the challenges facing our pig sector and I am working to help support farm families and their businesses as much as possible. The industry is undoubtedly under pressure and I, and the rest of the Government, have acted to support pig farmers throughout this challenging period. " External link

longfordleader Monday, April 11, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue argued : “In this regard, as we seek to secure alternative sources of supply, we should consider, in the short term, the elimination of import duties and, as appropriate, anti-dumping duties on fertiliser,” External link

agriland Monday, April 11, 2022 6:29:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Our farmers, fishers and food and drink producers are the backbone of rural Ireland and are the everyday heroes that ensure food is on our tables every day. "They also are the backbone of our €13.5bn food export sector. They support so many jobs and industries in every part of rural Ireland and ensure that we have a balanced regional economy. "I will be visiting every county in Ireland to meet with some of those people and businesses in our communities who produce our world-famous food. I look forward to see you during the year and thank you for facilitating me in Louth” External link

dundalkdemocrat Wednesday, April 6, 2022 1:54:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “it is clear that the commission has carried out a comprehensive assessment of our draft Strategic Plan” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “At a time when there are growing demands from consumers around the provenance of their food, the Certified Irish Angus Schools' Competition is an important bridge between the producer and the consumer. "It also tells a tremendous story of the quality of animal we are renowned for producing and the incredible care our world-class farmers take of their animals” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, April 5, 2022 3:16:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “it is clear that the commission has carried out a comprehensive assessment of our draft Strategic Plan” External link

agriland Monday, April 4, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Martin Heydon ) : "I am acutely aware of the challenges facing our pig sector and I am working to help support farm families and their businesses as much as possible. The industry is undoubtedly under pressure and I, as well as Minister Heydon and the rest of the Government, have acted to support pig farmers throughout this challenging period. " External link

longfordleader Sunday, April 3, 2022 9:20:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

leinsterleader Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:35:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:12:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

eecho Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:04:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

limerickleader Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:27:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

leinsterexpress Thursday, March 31, 2022 7:49:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

breakingnews-ie Thursday, March 31, 2022 7:43:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

dundalkdemocrat Thursday, March 31, 2022 7:37:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

kentonline Thursday, March 31, 2022 7:08:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I am acutely aware of the challenges facing our pig sector and I am working to help support farm families and their businesses as much as possible. The industry is undoubtedly under pressure and I, and the rest of the Government, have acted to support pig farmers throughout this challenging period. " External link

independent-ie-regional Thursday, March 31, 2022 2:35:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I have had ongoing discussions with the main banks over recent weeks on the current challenges in the pigmeat sector and the importance of their ongoing support,” “The key message I am issuing is that farmers experiencing cash flow difficulties should engage with banks as soon as possible” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:33:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “As part of our response to the cost increases currently facing Irish farmers, I am delighted to launch this measure which will encourage the sowing of multi-species swards. "Multi-species swards are proven to reduce our dependency on chemical nitrogen while maintaining forage output and I am very confident there will be strong farmer interest in this initiative” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, March 30, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “The establishment of a hub by Zinkworks in Letterkenny and the creation of 50 jobs in Donegal is a vote of confidence by the company and the IDA in Donegal and rural Ireland and will be a great support to the Letterkenny economy. I welcome this announcement and wish Zinkworks the best on its expansion” External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, March 28, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “I have issued frequent reminders over the last number of months on the need for buyers to be aware of this fact,” “Let me be very clear. Buyers must use the next month to ensure that they have taken appropriate action to ensure full compliance with the regulations” External link

agriland Monday, March 28, 2022 2:23:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “The establishment of a hub by Zinkworks in Letterkenny and the creation of 50 jobs in Donegal is a vote of confidence by the company and the IDA in Donegal and rural Ireland and will be a great support to the Letterkenny economy. I welcome this announcement and wish Zinkworks the best on its expansion” External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, March 28, 2022 2:01:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “The establishment of a hub by Zinkworks in Letterkenny and the creation of 50 jobs in Donegal is a vote of confidence by the company and the IDA in Donegal and rural Ireland and will be a great support to the Letterkenny economy. I welcome this announcement and wish Zinkworks the best on its expansion” External link

highlandradio Monday, March 28, 2022 10:01:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Information and education are key for our children of today who will be our consumers of tomorrow,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:07:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "reach out to those of our fellow European citizens who are displaced who have nowhere else to go," External link

polandsun Wednesday, March 23, 2022 9:37:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "reach out to those of our fellow European citizens who are displaced who have nowhere else to go," External link

irishsun Wednesday, March 23, 2022 8:11:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “The FOOD-I initiative aims to consolidate food systems expertise and this, along with the initiative’s key aims and objectives, will greatly benefit the island of Ireland, as well as helping to inform the transformation of global food systems,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 23, 2022 6:14:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Team ) : “We are living in unprecedented times. The illegal invasion in Ukraine has put our supply chains under enormous pressure,with extraordinarily high input prices and potential supply chain disruption. "This is why I have put in place a Rapid Response Team in my Department and I established the National Fodder and Food Security Committee to examine how best to advise the sector to manage the disruptions. Today’s package is aimed at producing more native crops while reducing dependency on imports and on crops with a low demand for chemical fertiliser, which is limited in supply as a result of the invasion” External link

kilkennypeople Wednesday, March 23, 2022 4:50:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This new Office will bring greater transparency all along the agricultural and food supply chain,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:05:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “It will engage with retailers, processors, wholesalers, farmers, fishers, and others on matters effecting fairness and transparency in the agri-food supply chain,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:05:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Team ) : “We are living in unprecedented times. The illegal invasion in Ukraine has put our supply chains under enormous pressure,with extraordinarily high input prices and potential supply chain disruption. "This is why I have put in place a Rapid Response Team in my Department and I established the National Fodder and Food Security Committee to examine how best to advise the sector to manage the disruptions. Today’s package is aimed at producing more native crops while reducing dependency on imports and on crops with a low demand for chemical fertiliser, which is limited in supply as a result of the invasion” External link

offalyexpress Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:48:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “we have to do our best” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, March 22, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “We have to do our best” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 2:42:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “We are living in unprecedented times. The illegal invasion in Ukraine has put our supply chains under enormous pressure,” “I quickly put in place the National Food and Security Committee to examine how best to advise the sector to manage the disruptions,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 22, 2022 3:29:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is an initiative which aims to improve food market price transparency in the EU,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, March 17, 2022 11:43:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Increased availability of market information will strengthen the position of primary producers and other smaller suppliers in the agricultural and food supply chain,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, March 17, 2022 11:43:00 AM EAT



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Eamon Ryan commented ( about Charlie McConalogue ) : “Every sector is going to have to be up at the top end of the range that they have committed to do,” “I’m in discussions with Minister [for agriculture] Charlie McConalogue, very good discussions, and part of what we’re doing is looking to see are there other ways in which we both save emissions, save money and actually create income streams for Irish farming. I’m confident that we will be able to do that,” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 29, 2022 2:15:00 PM EAT

Eamon Ryan commented ( about Charlie McConalogue ) : “Every sector is going to have to be up at the top end of the range that they have committed to do,” “I’m in discussions with Minister [for agriculture] Charlie McConalogue, very good discussions, and part of what we’re doing is looking to see are there other ways in which we both save emissions, save money and actually create income streams for Irish farming. I’m confident that we will be able to do that,” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Maher said ( about Charlie McConalogue ) : "It’s critical the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and his officials are in close contact with their counterparts in Northern Ireland should a case be confirmed," "We must have an all-island approach to keeping the disease off the island," External link

irishexaminer Friday, June 24, 2022 3:15:00 PM EAT

John Keane concluded ( about Charlie McConalogue ) : “Irish farmers are left feeling that [the CAP] no longer supports food production. We need our MEPs and our [Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue] to stand firm for Irish farmers and ensure that the commission is fully aware of the green credentials of Irish agriculture and that these proposed permits in no way reflect or apply to Irish farms,” External link

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Charlie McConalogue said : “Participating co-ops and agri-retailers can lodge up to two claims for payment. The first opportunity to lodge a claim for payment closes shortly with final claims for payment being accepted by my department up to October 1, 2022” External link

agriland Monday, July 4, 2022 3:26:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Our beef sector is truly world class with our farmers the bedrock of the sector,” “It will promote greater integration of the dairy and beef sectors, to ensure that there is a market outlet for calves from the dairy herd, and to provide an attractive business option for beef farmers. We want to explore all avenues to help generate the strongest possible income for farmers” External link

kilkennypeople Monday, July 4, 2022 1:57:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The resilience shown by the agri-food sector during the pandemic was remarkable as it continued to produce high quality produce for consumers at home and abroad,” “This State-backed source of finance will complement other measures introduced by my Department to alleviate the considerable impact of the pandemic on the agri-food sector” External link

thejournal Monday, July 4, 2022 12:42:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "To win an award where you are recognised by your own co-op for having produced a top-quality product is a truly remarkable achievement. " External link

westmeathindependent Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am very pleased to be announcing the commencement of these GLAS+ balancing payments, as it means that almost €650,000 will be made to over 3,100 GLAS participants” External link

agriland Thursday, June 30, 2022 2:34:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “This is the largest fund allocated by the department to the breeding grant initiative and will strive to support breeders and producers nationwide, the bedrock of the sport horse industry,” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 29, 2022 2:03:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The budget for the Fodder Support Scheme is €56 million with a payment rate of up to €100 per hectare. The scheme will be rolled out as a matter of urgency and I hope there will be strong uptake from farmers” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:39:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “Easing the burden on our farm families as a result of the disruptions caused by the war in Ukraine has been a key priority of mine as Minister as well as the Government. "Our response to the increase in agricultural input costs, in particular for chemical fertiliser and the impact that will have on the quantity of fodder produced and conserved for the coming winter, I am delighted to launch the Fodder Support Scheme today. This is a crucial scheme which will assist grow fodder stocks in the country to ensure we have adequate stocks for the winter ahead” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:39:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Producing high quality milk is not something that is done overnight. It is a lifetime’s achievement and the result of a commitment to excellence every time you step into the parlour” “I commend all the Lakeland Dairies farm families who are the bedrock of a hugely impressive cross-border operation,” External link

agriland Friday, June 24, 2022 4:45:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "To win an award where you are recognised by your own co-op for having produced a top-quality product is a truly remarkable achievement. " External link

westmeathindependent Friday, June 24, 2022 4:17:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "To win an award where you are recognised by your own co-op for having produced a top-quality product is a truly remarkable achievement. " External link

westmeathindependent Friday, June 24, 2022 3:45:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This will aid us in achieving sustainable development and further ensuring food security. A One Health focus has never been more important considering the recent global challenges in both human and animal health such as Covid-19 and avian influenza.,” External link

agriland Thursday, June 23, 2022 3:16:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “It is heartening to know too that Glanbia Co-op is fully committed to a sustainable future for the dairy sector in partnership with Government, through the Food Vision 2030 strategy,” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2:37:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Strategy ) : “It is a real honour to be in Belview to turn the sod on this really exciting project. It is great to see this really important project finally come to fruition. This is a great day for the 4,500 Glanbia farm family suppliers as well as for the wider Irish agriculture sector and Irish farmers as a whole. Both I and the Government have been supportive of the project throughout, because of its profound importance to farming in the south-east. It is heartening to know too that Glanbia Co-op is fully committed to a sustainable future for the dairy sector in partnership with Government, through the Food Vision 2030 Strategy. I look forward to continued engagement through these initiatives into the future” External link

kilkennypeople Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2:33:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “The budget for the Fodder Support Scheme is €56 million with a payment rate of up to €100 per hectare. The scheme will be rolled out as a matter of urgency and I hope there will be strong uptake from farmers” External link

independent-ie-regional Wednesday, June 22, 2022 4:22:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "The new Acres scheme represents a €1.5 billion investment over five years running from 2023-2027. " External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:11:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "The new Acres scheme represents a €1.5 billion investment over five years running from 2023-2027. " External link

eecho Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:04:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “This is a really exciting day for farm families and those who are interested in biodiversity. ACRES will be a really exciting and farmer-friendly scheme that will help address biodiversity decline while delivering an important income support for up to 50,000 farm families” External link

anglocelt Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:59:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “This scheme, in tandem with the Straw Incorporation Scheme (SIM); the Protein Aid Scheme; and the €12 million Tillage Incentive Scheme, are very strong supports for growers in this very important sector in reducing our dependence on imported feed and in delivering necessary feedstock in light of the Ukraine crises” External link

agriland Monday, June 20, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am delighted to announce the successful projects which have secured funding in the Agri Food Tourism sector. It is great to be able to support these initiatives in the agri-food tourism sector and build on progress already made. There is a great geographical spread of projects this year which highlights the interest throughout the country. Our 10-year roadmap for the agriculture sector Food Vision 2030, highlights the natural synergy between agri-food and local tourism. I have backed this important sector and I will continue to back it as Minister for our food sector which is our greatest and most important sector” External link

kclr96fm Friday, June 17, 2022 12:53:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Our suckler, beef and sheep sectors are ones that I have continually supported as minister and I am convinced there is an exciting future for our farm families,” External link

agriland Thursday, June 16, 2022 4:24:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge eligible farmers to apply on time and to ensure they read the Terms and Conditions of the scheme in particular that the areas entered for the scheme must be cut and conserved by 5th September 2022” External link

kilkennypeople Wednesday, June 15, 2022 7:43:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Any efforts to address these issues must be compatible with the EU’s international trade obligations and must be WTO-compatible. "For example, Ireland supports the EU approach of including robust sustainability chapters in new bilateral FTA agreements, which promotes EU standards and has the effect of raising standards globally” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 15, 2022 6:11:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The budget for the Fodder Support Scheme is €56 million with a payment rate of up to €100 per hectare. The scheme will be rolled out as a matter of urgency and I hope there will be strong uptake from farmers” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 15, 2022 1:09:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “Easing the burden on our farm families as a result of the disruptions caused by the war in Ukraine has been a key priority of mine as Minister as well as the Government. "Our response to the increase in agricultural input costs, in particular for chemical fertiliser and the impact that will have on the quantity of fodder produced and conserved for the coming winter, I am delighted to launch the Fodder Support Scheme today. This is a crucial scheme which will assist grow fodder stocks in the country to ensure we have adequate stocks for the winter ahead” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 15, 2022 1:09:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge eligible farmers to apply on time and to ensure they read the terms and conditions of the scheme” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 15, 2022 1:03:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Commission ) : “The recent European Council conclusions recognised that the supply of fertiliser presents a particular challenge over the coming period,” “As the current crisis becomes more prolonged, we need to prepare now for 2023. I consider that, in terms of further actions the European Commission can take now, greater planning and preparation in relation to the supply of fertiliser is essential” External link

agriland Monday, June 13, 2022 3:10:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue remarked : “As I have consistently stated, our pig farmers are remarkably resilient, but I am acutely aware of the unprecedented challenges they are facing at present. , alongside others across the EU, are currently facing a combination of low prices and extraordinarily high input costs. This is why I have targeted €13 million of the €15.8 million EU exceptional aid allocation to support the viability of this important sector,” External link

agriland Monday, June 13, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I particularly thank the efforts of this dedicated core of breeders and community activists in collecting and selective breeding of these animals, the Old Irish Goat can now be recognised officially as a key part of the rich and unique history of Irish breeds," External link

donegaldemocrat Sunday, June 12, 2022 10:50:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “As Minister and as a border TD, changes to the protocol that would disrupt the status quo could be severely damaging to our €13 billion exports and our farm families,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:56:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “Sheep worrying causes immense and unnecessary stress for farmers, and serious animal welfare issues for sheep and new-born lambs. Uncontrolled pets can decimate a flock within minutes, with reports suggesting that up to 4,000 sheep are killed or seriously injured in dog attacks every year. Pet owners are responsible for ensuring that their dogs are under control. ‘‘Dog owners must take responsibility for their pets, which must be under control at all times – remember, even the gentlest family pet can kill or maim sheep and lambs. Never let your dog out unsupervised, especially at night” External link

leitrimobserver Friday, June 10, 2022 5:44:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “It’s a fair point, and it is a concern” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 8, 2022 6:22:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The horticulture sector has been experiencing significant challenges recently and that is why I am delighted to announce this support for those most impacted in the sector. We are very proud of our domestic horticultural growers and we must ensure the long-term viability of the sector” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, June 8, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Protecting Ireland’s marine environment means protecting the marine habitat and protecting Ireland’s coastal communities today, and for future generations,” External link

afloat Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:47:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Ireland, as a producer of high-quality, sustainable, dairy products is an important source of infant and follow-on formula internationally,” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 7, 2022 3:17:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “My Department officials have been engaging with consultants trying to manage that and plan for it [the new scheme], and make sure the capacity is there,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, June 7, 2022 5:10:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The blue economy is the beating heart of Ireland’s rural coastal communities. This new Scheme is designed to help strengthen and rejuvenate those communities by giving businesses an opportunity to apply for funding for their blue economy activities in areas including seafood, coastal tourism , boat building and maintenance, marine recreation, and renewable energy initiatives” External link

afloat Saturday, June 4, 2022 6:30:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The blue economy is the beating heart of Ireland’s rural coastal communities. This new Scheme is designed to help strengthen and rejuvenate those communities by giving businesses an opportunity to apply for funding for their blue economy activities in areas including seafood, coastal tourism, boat building and maintenance, marine recreation, and renewable energy initiatives” External link

highlandradio Friday, June 3, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Energy Agency ) : “As Government and as a sector, we are working to improve our energy security by reducing our dependence on imported fossil fuels. We are committed to delivering a profitable, resilient and diversified farm businesses and management of energy costs, and investment in clean technology is a key part of this. Energy and Farm Business is an extremely valuable event in creating such awareness and comes at a key time for farmers looking to diversify their income with sustainable projects. The contacts and links made here will help you develop your business in the future” External link

teagasc Thursday, June 2, 2022 2:53:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Ciaran Brogan ) : “It is crucially important for the people of Donegal that an angiogram service is provided at Letterkenny University Hospital. "I am happy to confirm that following discussions, the service will continue to be available in LUH. Over the last number of weeks there has been significant engagement between Saolta and LUH to assess the capacity of the hospital to provide the Angiogram Service by the hospital itself. "The fact the Angiogram Service will now be offered in Letterkenny hospital is a testament to the quality of the cardiology services and staff of the hospital and is a result of the foresight and work of hospital staff and management working closely with the Friends of Letterkenny Hospital charity, who invested in and provided equipment in recent years which ensured the new Radiology unit was in place. "That infrastructure is now what enables the angiogram service to be provided in house. Thank you to Cllrs Ciaran Brogan and Gerry Crawford for their tireless work on highlighting this issue and for ensuring that this issue was raised through the regional health forum. It is crucial that any service that can be provided locally is provided locally and this result is an example of Letterkenny hospital looking to provide all services possible Donegal and the North West Region. ” External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, June 2, 2022 1:00:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The Food Waste Reduction projects are funded from my Department’s Rural Innovation and Development Fund and so they will also serve to address that fund’s overall objective of energising the rural economy by encouraging innovative job creation and sustainable enterprise development” External link

kclr96fm Tuesday, May 31, 2022 11:35:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Over the last couple of years, for a product that used to be quite valuable, it has not been covering the costs of clipping,” External link

agriland Monday, May 30, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “Where is the feasibility study? What is the delay? Part of the terms of reference surely included a timespan. Has that timespan been exceeded? If so, why? The only positive thing I heard from the minister is that the final report is with the department. Is it going to be published?” External link

agriland Monday, May 30, 2022 2:51:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “The available bluefin tuna quota is allocated each year to Member States on the basis of relative stability as established in the late 1990s. At that time, Ireland did not have a track record of commercial fishing for Bluefin Tuna and, accordingly, did not receive a quota allocation,” External link

afloat Saturday, May 28, 2022 9:37:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “We do not have that safety valve. We also cannot be sure that we will have the safety valve of increasing the grain fed to cattle to mitigate a fodder shortage because we cannot be sure that there will be an adequate supply of grain available,” External link

agriland Friday, May 27, 2022 4:21:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "we cannot do everything but we are working hard to understand the challenges there" External link

irishexaminer Friday, May 27, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : "I have been engaged closely with the fertiliser suppliers to ensure security of supply. They have worked very hard to ensure that is the case," External link

irishexaminer Friday, May 27, 2022 9:51:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "Seeing leaders in the global potato sector come to Ireland is a testimony to the industry we have here," "The potato industry, like many others, has undergone changes and challenges over the last number of years, but central to the success of our sector has been our commitment to quality and dedication to excellence" External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, May 25, 2022 6:37:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I welcome the significant progress being made by the Food Vision Dairy Group and look forward to engaging further on its important work,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 25, 2022 6:30:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Association ) : “This is an exciting measure and I believe it is the launch pad for a whole new and untapped potential for Irish agriculture. Having a baseline knowledge of the biodiversity resources we have on our farms is essential going forward. In order to tackle the challenges of the future, we first must know the potential of the present and the FES is central to this new era we are facing into. The collaboration between my Department and the Agricultural Consultants Association (ACA) on work to date is a welcome development. I wish the ACA and its farm advisors a successful and fruitful survey season over the summer months” External link

westmeathindependent Wednesday, May 25, 2022 1:22:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “It must also achieve a balanced outcome on fisheries, taking into account the progress achieved under the Common Fisheries Policy and, from Ireland’s perspective, retaining existing fuel detaxation arrangements,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 24, 2022 3:00:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “But I think that knowing that support will be there gives confidence to the sector to make preparations to grow the grass, grow the fodder and help to cover the cost of that,” External link

agriland Thursday, May 19, 2022 5:04:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The show network is the backbone of so many agri and rural communities. The show season is upon us and the excitement of getting an animal ready for your local show is hard bet. What is even more exciting is taking home a yellow, red or blue rosette. These are the marks of what makes a good animal a great animal” External link

donegaldemocrat Thursday, May 19, 2022 11:55:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue explained : “Today’s payment of just under €24 million brings the total payments made to date under GLAS to €1.18 billion and I was very pleased to offer extensions to GLAS participants for the last two years so they could continue in the scheme,” External link

agriland Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:07:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Stephen Donnelly ) : “The angiogram service is really important for the people of Donegal and for the Northwest generally. There is a significant level of demand with over 300 people availing of this service annually. I have been liaising with Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly T.D. and with the Saolta Group and I know that Saolta and the LUH management are currently considering options” External link

highlandradio Wednesday, May 18, 2022 8:19:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

leinsterexpress Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:50:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

longfordleader Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:22:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

limerickleader Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:21:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

dundalkdemocrat Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:19:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

leitrimobserver Sunday, May 15, 2022 6:57:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, May 15, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

thejournal Sunday, May 15, 2022 5:51:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

eecho Sunday, May 15, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “I think there’s an absolute determination among all three government parties and across the government to ensure that we move on and build this hospital, which is which is massively needed,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, May 15, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : "The suite of schemes and measures I have announced will support fishers, the wider seafood sector and the coastal communities which are most dependent on the sea for their livelihoods. The scheme will assist the Seafood Processing industry in making transformational change and moving further up the value chain. " External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:37:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : "The suite of schemes and measures I have announced will support fishers, the wider seafood sector and the coastal communities which are most dependent on the sea for their livelihoods. The scheme will assist the Seafood Processing industry in making transformational change and moving further up the value chain. " External link

kilkennypeople Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:35:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated ( about Damien O Connor ) : “I am delighted to see the launch of this new pilot Joint Research Mechanism between Ireland and New Zealand. Our two countries have a strong existing collaboration in areas such as grassland research and animal breeding, and in more recent years, in climate related research. "However, the time is now right to increase the level of collaboration in research that will accelerate the discovery of scientific innovations to mitigate the impact of agriculture on climate change. I want to formally acknowledge the support and commitment of New Zealand’s Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor and his officials in the Ministry of Primary Industries in reaching this milestone” External link

leinsterleader Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:32:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I have seen no one come forward or explain to me a process as to how [the ban] would impact in relation to primary producers getting a better margin,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:13:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "Our new primary care centres are extremely important assets for the community. It was great to see progress of the Newtown centre and the workers have done a fantastic job in bringing it to a state-of-the-art standard. " External link

donegaldemocrat Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:53:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “Ireland has always shown itself to be a kind, caring and compassionate country. Our first instinct is to help people who need it, and the way in which we have opened our doors to the people of Ukraine shows just how much of a considerate nation we are,” “This is why we have taken a leadership role in allowing those arriving here to bring their pets once they follow a few simple steps to reduce the risk of any disease coming into Ireland” External link

irishmirror Tuesday, May 10, 2022 4:42:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “These payments reflect a contribution towards the increase in the cost of growing crops in 2022,” External link

agriland Monday, May 9, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The scheme terms and conditions have now been updated to clarify the treatment of protein crops, to address queries relating to land not declared in 2021 and to provide specific references to the Agricultural Appeals Office and the EU Temporary Crisis Framework,” External link

agriland Monday, May 9, 2022 2:17:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The office will be led by a CEO and a team of staff to carry out its very important functions and it will report to a board,” External link

independent-ie Monday, May 9, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “You can’t address all the cost challenges that are there but I think €1,000 for your average farm is a really significant contribution to the challenges facing farmers,” External link

agriland Thursday, May 5, 2022 1:21:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I urge all farmers to lodge their applications as soon as possible before the May 16 deadline. Should any farmer require guidance in making their application, they should attend a BPS clinic or ring the department’s helpdesk, where a member of staff will be able to assist them” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, May 5, 2022 1:17:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I believe that the success in getting the application to this stage of the process demonstrates the quality of the product specification that was drafted by Bord Bia in consultation with my officials and which took account of engagement with our farming representative bodies through our national opposition procedure,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, May 4, 2022 1:52:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Irish spirits are now exported to over 130 countries around the world and experiencing a renaissance. From Irish whiskey to Irish gin, and traditional Irish poitín to Irish cream liqueur, they form an evolving, innovative sector that is on a fast growth trajectory in the US. Bord Bia’s new drinks trade communication campaign in the US demonstrates Ireland’s commitment to the US market, build the awareness of this growing spirits category and positively influence commercial success” External link

independent-ie-regional Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:36:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue responded : “You can’t address all the cost challenges that are there but I think €1,000 for your average farm is a really significant contribution to the challenges facing farmers,” “We don’t have the assurances we had in previous years that there will be grain supply available next spring. So it is very important that every farmer looks at their own situation; when they plan their breeding that they also plan their feeding,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 3, 2022 11:42:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is not something about spreading it across all sectors, it is about identifying where we can actually get the maximum return in relation to putting funding in,” External link

agriland Tuesday, May 3, 2022 11:42:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "The proposal that we are looking at is introducing a scheme which would incentivise beef and sheep farmers to sow fodder, hay or silage and pay up to a maximum of 10 hectares at €100 per hectare," "We must make really good use of the next number of months to ensure we have sufficient fodder and hay saved for next winter and next spring, to have the resilience to deal with challenges that are there from the war in Ukraine" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, May 3, 2022 9:08:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I do, yes, and I think given what I've seen here in the States, on the trade mission and the really good engagement that we had with a number of customers this week, I see real strong potential for them to continue" External link

RTERadio Monday, May 2, 2022 9:06:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “Ireland is fully committed to ensuring that last year’s UN Food Systems Summit should lead to positive change in our global food systems,” “We are working with UN partners to ensure that supports are in place for countries in the developing world to devise and implement their own pathways” External link

agriland Friday, April 29, 2022 12:01:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Status Department ) : “I want to thank the Embassy of Ireland, including Ambassador Mulhall and Ireland’s agricultural attaché Dr Finbar Brown, for their commitment in facilitating these high level political engagements; which again reflect the positive relationship Ireland has with the US administration. The strong engagement by my Department officials with their USDA counterparts is also really important to enhancing mutual understanding and collaboration” External link

highlandradio Wednesday, April 27, 2022 8:34:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : "We have to take a common sense approach to how we address this issue," External link

irishsun Tuesday, April 26, 2022 8:40:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "Turf is only used in a very minimal amount of instances now," "But it is important for those who still use it and I think we need to focus on the bigger picture, we need to focus on making real progress. We need to focus on that transition from fossil fuel to clean energy" External link

irishsun Tuesday, April 26, 2022 8:40:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added ( about Supply Chain ) : “I am excited to be able to share the work we are doing in the area and, equally, I am looking forward to seeing the establishment of the Office for Fairness and Transparency in the Agri Food Supply Chain later this year,” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 26, 2022 1:30:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “It is fantastic that we received so many great applications in this first call for projects and it is truly heartening to see such eagerness to help support our coastal communities transition to living in a post-Brexit economy. "I must acknowledge the co-operation and engagement between local authorities, coastal communities and political representatives to make this happen. This is the largest ever funding announcement of its kind for local authority marine infrastructure and I am confident that it will future-proof our piers and harbours right around our coast” External link

independent-ie-regional Tuesday, April 26, 2022 9:39:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "it's is truly heartening to see such eagerness to help support our coastal communities transition to living in a post-Brexit economy" External link

mwir Monday, April 25, 2022 9:54:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This agreement provides full access for Irish sheep meat to the US market. It marks another welcome move in the diversification of overseas markets for Irish sheep meat in line with the Food Vision 2030 goal of accessing and developing new market opportunities in priority markets. It is the result of diligent work by my officials and the Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC, following the lifting last December of the US ban on EU sheep meat exports” External link

irishtimes Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:23:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This agreement provides full access for Irish sheepmeat to the US market. It marks another welcome move in the diversification of overseas markets for Irish sheepmeat in line with the Food Vision 2030 goal of accessing and developing new market opportunities in priority markets,” “The speedy agreement on certification conditions comes after many years of preparatory work, in particular USDA recognition in 2019 of the equivalence of Ireland’s sheepmeat inspection system with US domestic standards,” External link

agriland Sunday, April 24, 2022 7:14:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Status Department ) : “I greatly look forward to this important Trade Mission. The United States is a key market for Irish agri-food exports, with exports valued at €1.3 Billion last year. Meeting with Secretary for Agriculture Vilsack and other key players from Government and Congress is vital, in maintaining our already excellent relations with the US. I am also eager to take part in our joint event with the World Bank on Sustainable Food Systems, particularly in the context of the Ukraine Crisis” External link

donegaldemocrat Sunday, April 24, 2022 2:30:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “My Department along with An Bord Bia are currently examining the reasoned statement of opposition submitted by the UK. For some time now, my Department and An Bord Bia have fully engaged with their counterparts in Northern Ireland to share information and provide advice on the technical aspects of a grass fed standard and related matters associated with the possibility of having an all island PGI for Irish Grass Fed Beef. I welcome the opportunity now for both parties to engage to progress and finalise this work” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Friday, April 22, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I am very pleased to be here to help kick off this year’s Studbook Series, which has a major role to play in supporting and promoting equine breeding success through the industry as these young horses learn the ropes through competition,” External link

independent-ie Friday, April 22, 2022 4:56:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “It is tremendous news that the Wild Atlantic Way and specifically Donegal will be put front and centre for our massive Irish diaspora this year and it is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the beauty and culture of our great county” External link

donegaldemocrat Friday, April 22, 2022 1:47:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Ireland has always shown itself to be a kind, caring and compassionate country. Our first instinct is to help people who need it and the way in which we have opened our doors to the people of Ukraine shows just how much of a considerate nation we are” External link

irishmirror Wednesday, April 20, 2022 4:00:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Ireland has always shown itself to be a kind, caring and compassionate country. Our first instinct is to help people who need it and the way in which we have opened our doors to the people of Ukraine shows just how much of a considerate nation we are” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, April 20, 2022 3:04:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Ireland has always shown itself to be a kind, caring and compassionate country. Our first instinct is to help people who need it and the way in which we have opened our doors to the people of Ukraine shows just how much of a considerate nation we are” External link

standard Wednesday, April 20, 2022 11:53:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The preparation of the evaluation marks the fulfilment of another of the requirements set out under EU legislation. This has been shared with stakeholders, together with the commission’s observation letter,” External link

agriland Friday, April 15, 2022 4:19:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue concluded : “I am confident that our CAP plan is robust and is cognisant of food security as well as driving improvements in biodiversity, water quality and the overall climate. It is a complex CAP plan that is focussed on delivering on these ambitions while also seeking to improve farm incomes,” External link

agriland Friday, April 15, 2022 4:19:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “The continued development of the pigmeat and poultry sectors are a priority for me given the key role these sectors play in the national economic context,” External link

agriland Friday, April 15, 2022 4:19:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I am acutely aware of the challenges facing our pig sector and I am working to help support farm families and their businesses as much as possible. The industry is undoubtedly under pressure and I, and the rest of the Government, have acted to support pig farmers throughout this challenging period. " External link

longfordleader Monday, April 11, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue argued : “In this regard, as we seek to secure alternative sources of supply, we should consider, in the short term, the elimination of import duties and, as appropriate, anti-dumping duties on fertiliser,” External link

agriland Monday, April 11, 2022 6:29:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Our farmers, fishers and food and drink producers are the backbone of rural Ireland and are the everyday heroes that ensure food is on our tables every day. "They also are the backbone of our €13.5bn food export sector. They support so many jobs and industries in every part of rural Ireland and ensure that we have a balanced regional economy. "I will be visiting every county in Ireland to meet with some of those people and businesses in our communities who produce our world-famous food. I look forward to see you during the year and thank you for facilitating me in Louth” External link

dundalkdemocrat Wednesday, April 6, 2022 1:54:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “it is clear that the commission has carried out a comprehensive assessment of our draft Strategic Plan” External link

agriland Tuesday, April 5, 2022 6:47:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “At a time when there are growing demands from consumers around the provenance of their food, the Certified Irish Angus Schools' Competition is an important bridge between the producer and the consumer. "It also tells a tremendous story of the quality of animal we are renowned for producing and the incredible care our world-class farmers take of their animals” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, April 5, 2022 3:16:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “it is clear that the commission has carried out a comprehensive assessment of our draft Strategic Plan” External link

agriland Monday, April 4, 2022 7:18:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Martin Heydon ) : "I am acutely aware of the challenges facing our pig sector and I am working to help support farm families and their businesses as much as possible. The industry is undoubtedly under pressure and I, as well as Minister Heydon and the rest of the Government, have acted to support pig farmers throughout this challenging period. " External link

longfordleader Sunday, April 3, 2022 9:20:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

leinsterleader Saturday, April 2, 2022 6:35:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:12:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

eecho Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:04:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:41:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

limerickleader Thursday, March 31, 2022 8:27:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

leinsterexpress Thursday, March 31, 2022 7:49:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

breakingnews-ie Thursday, March 31, 2022 7:43:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

dundalkdemocrat Thursday, March 31, 2022 7:37:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue stated : “I urge farmers to take account of the Tillage Incentive Scheme when deciding on crops to sow in the coming days and weeks” External link

kentonline Thursday, March 31, 2022 7:08:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "I am acutely aware of the challenges facing our pig sector and I am working to help support farm families and their businesses as much as possible. The industry is undoubtedly under pressure and I, and the rest of the Government, have acted to support pig farmers throughout this challenging period. " External link

independent-ie-regional Thursday, March 31, 2022 2:35:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “I have had ongoing discussions with the main banks over recent weeks on the current challenges in the pigmeat sector and the importance of their ongoing support,” “The key message I am issuing is that farmers experiencing cash flow difficulties should engage with banks as soon as possible” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 30, 2022 5:33:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “As part of our response to the cost increases currently facing Irish farmers, I am delighted to launch this measure which will encourage the sowing of multi-species swards. "Multi-species swards are proven to reduce our dependency on chemical nitrogen while maintaining forage output and I am very confident there will be strong farmer interest in this initiative” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, March 30, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “The establishment of a hub by Zinkworks in Letterkenny and the creation of 50 jobs in Donegal is a vote of confidence by the company and the IDA in Donegal and rural Ireland and will be a great support to the Letterkenny economy. I welcome this announcement and wish Zinkworks the best on its expansion” External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, March 28, 2022 5:15:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “I have issued frequent reminders over the last number of months on the need for buyers to be aware of this fact,” “Let me be very clear. Buyers must use the next month to ensure that they have taken appropriate action to ensure full compliance with the regulations” External link

agriland Monday, March 28, 2022 2:23:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “The establishment of a hub by Zinkworks in Letterkenny and the creation of 50 jobs in Donegal is a vote of confidence by the company and the IDA in Donegal and rural Ireland and will be a great support to the Letterkenny economy. I welcome this announcement and wish Zinkworks the best on its expansion” External link

donegaldemocrat Monday, March 28, 2022 2:01:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “The establishment of a hub by Zinkworks in Letterkenny and the creation of 50 jobs in Donegal is a vote of confidence by the company and the IDA in Donegal and rural Ireland and will be a great support to the Letterkenny economy. I welcome this announcement and wish Zinkworks the best on its expansion” External link

highlandradio Monday, March 28, 2022 10:01:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Information and education are key for our children of today who will be our consumers of tomorrow,” External link

agriland Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:07:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "reach out to those of our fellow European citizens who are displaced who have nowhere else to go," External link

polandsun Wednesday, March 23, 2022 9:37:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : "reach out to those of our fellow European citizens who are displaced who have nowhere else to go," External link

irishsun Wednesday, March 23, 2022 8:11:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue added : “The FOOD-I initiative aims to consolidate food systems expertise and this, along with the initiative’s key aims and objectives, will greatly benefit the island of Ireland, as well as helping to inform the transformation of global food systems,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 23, 2022 6:14:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Team ) : “We are living in unprecedented times. The illegal invasion in Ukraine has put our supply chains under enormous pressure,with extraordinarily high input prices and potential supply chain disruption. "This is why I have put in place a Rapid Response Team in my Department and I established the National Fodder and Food Security Committee to examine how best to advise the sector to manage the disruptions. Today’s package is aimed at producing more native crops while reducing dependency on imports and on crops with a low demand for chemical fertiliser, which is limited in supply as a result of the invasion” External link

kilkennypeople Wednesday, March 23, 2022 4:50:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This new Office will bring greater transparency all along the agricultural and food supply chain,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:05:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “It will engage with retailers, processors, wholesalers, farmers, fishers, and others on matters effecting fairness and transparency in the agri-food supply chain,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, March 23, 2022 12:05:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said ( about Team ) : “We are living in unprecedented times. The illegal invasion in Ukraine has put our supply chains under enormous pressure,with extraordinarily high input prices and potential supply chain disruption. "This is why I have put in place a Rapid Response Team in my Department and I established the National Fodder and Food Security Committee to examine how best to advise the sector to manage the disruptions. Today’s package is aimed at producing more native crops while reducing dependency on imports and on crops with a low demand for chemical fertiliser, which is limited in supply as a result of the invasion” External link

offalyexpress Tuesday, March 22, 2022 6:48:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue told : “we have to do our best” External link

waterford-news Tuesday, March 22, 2022 3:27:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “We have to do our best” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, March 22, 2022 2:42:00 PM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “We are living in unprecedented times. The illegal invasion in Ukraine has put our supply chains under enormous pressure,” “I quickly put in place the National Food and Security Committee to examine how best to advise the sector to manage the disruptions,” External link

agriland Tuesday, March 22, 2022 3:29:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “This is an initiative which aims to improve food market price transparency in the EU,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, March 17, 2022 11:43:00 AM EAT

Charlie McConalogue said : “Increased availability of market information will strengthen the position of primary producers and other smaller suppliers in the agricultural and food supply chain,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, March 17, 2022 11:43:00 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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Eamon Ryan commented ( about Charlie McConalogue ) : “Every sector is going to have to be up at the top end of the range that they have committed to do,” “I’m in discussions with Minister [for agriculture] Charlie McConalogue, very good discussions, and part of what we’re doing is looking to see are there other ways in which we both save emissions, save money and actually create income streams for Irish farming. I’m confident that we will be able to do that,” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 29, 2022 2:15:00 PM EAT

Eamon Ryan commented ( about Charlie McConalogue ) : “Every sector is going to have to be up at the top end of the range that they have committed to do,” “I’m in discussions with Minister [for agriculture] Charlie McConalogue, very good discussions, and part of what we’re doing is looking to see are there other ways in which we both save emissions, save money and actually create income streams for Irish farming. I’m confident that we will be able to do that,” External link

agriland Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Maher said ( about Charlie McConalogue ) : "It’s critical the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and his officials are in close contact with their counterparts in Northern Ireland should a case be confirmed," "We must have an all-island approach to keeping the disease off the island," External link

irishexaminer Friday, June 24, 2022 3:15:00 PM EAT

John Keane concluded ( about Charlie McConalogue ) : “Irish farmers are left feeling that [the CAP] no longer supports food production. We need our MEPs and our [Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue] to stand firm for Irish farmers and ensure that the commission is fully aware of the green credentials of Irish agriculture and that these proposed permits in no way reflect or apply to Irish farms,” External link

agriland Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT