Fianna Fáil’s Charlie McConalogue (top right) with Micheal Martin and former Minister for Agriculture Barry Cowen in 2016; McConalogue is the third person to take on the role of Minister for Agriculture since the Government came to power in June.
Via RTÉ News:
Fianna Fáil’s Charlie McConalogue has been nominated as the new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in the Dáil this afternoon. James Browne will succeed Mr McConalogue as Minister of State at the Department of Justice….
McConalogue was born in October 1977 and is from Gleneely in Co Donegal.
From a farming background, he was educated at Carndonagh Community School before going on to study at UCD where he studied Economics, Politics and History.
Mr McConalogue became involved in politics in UCD.
After working in Fianna Fáil’s headquarters for a number of years, as well as working abroad in Australia, he returned home to work on the family farm in Donegal.
In 2009, he ran for political office when he was elected to Donegal County Council. He was elected a TD for Donegal North East in 2011.
The Dáil at the Convention Centre, Dublin returns.
From top: Taoiseach Michael Martin; Green Party ministers Eamon Ryan and Catherine Martin; Fianna Fáil TD Damine English; RISE TD Paul Murphy and Sinn Fein’s Louise O Reilly TD.
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Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins