Charlie McConalogue, Spokesperson on Education and Skills

Charlie McConalogue

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Tel: 074 9373131
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Email: charlie.mcconalogue@oireachtas.ie


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Personal Details

Born in October 1977. Charlie was educated at Carndonagh Community School before studying economics, politics and history at University College Dublin (NUID).

Local News

“Pathetic” Govt Response to Student Accommodation Crisis Causing Chaos - FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has slammed Minister Jan O’Sullivan’s failure to tackle the accommodation crisis facing third level students. For the third year in a row, students are finding themselves struggling to find suitable accommodation because of a combination of rising rents and a shortage of supply. Read More | Share

Fast-tracking of Letterkenny Educate Together site testament to hard work of parents and staff

Fianna Fáil Education Spokesperson and TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue says the decision by the Department of Education to fast-track the construction of a new school for Letterkenny Education Together is a direct result of the dedication of parents, staff and students at the school. Read More | Share

McConalogue welcomes improvement plan for Carndonagh Community Hospital

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has welcomed confirmation from the HSE that it is currently engaged with a design team to work with Carndonagh Community Hospital to secure its future as a HIQA compliant facility. Read More | Share

Donegal rheumatology patients face another 6 month delay in services – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has accused the Government of abandoning rheumatology patients in Donegal after receiving confirmation that the outreach clinic at Letterkenny General Hospital will not be re-opened until a 3rd rheumatology consultant post for the North West is filled. This additional post is very much welcome and is currently being advertised but it generally takes at least six months before appointments are made. Read More | Share

FF to Support Employment Equality Bill

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education, Charlie McConalogue TD says his party will be fully supporting the Technical Group’s Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2015 which will seek to end the possibility of teachers and nurses who are gay fearing discrimination where they work in a religious run institution. Read More | Share

McConalogue welcomes funding for Cockhill Bridge

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has welcomed the announcement of €3million funding for the construction of a new bridge at Cockhill. Read More | Share

Plans to reduce NowDoc Service must be halted – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue says he’s alarmed by plans to cut the NowDoc out of hours service for north Donegal. Following information received by Deputy McConalogue, it is clear that the HSE and Caredoc is planning to reduce night cover hours in both the Carndonagh and Derrybeg centres. Read More | Share

Fianna Fáil calls for independent inquiry into Ballyshannon Garda Death

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue says an independent investigation must be established into the death of a Garda Sergeant in Ballyshannon last month. Read More | Share

McConalogue calls for Minister to come clean on resource hours

Fianna Fáil Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue TD has called on the Education Minister to come clean about increases in resource teaching hours being made available next September. Minister Jan O’Sullivan claims additional teaching posts will lead to a 9.4 % increase in teacher numbers, however the real number is closer to 2% when demographic changes are taken into consideration. Read More | Share

McConalogue wishes Junior and Leaving Cert students good luck ahead of the State Exams

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education & Skills Charlie McConalogue TD has sent his best wishes to the 118,784 Junior and Leaving Cert students across the country, as the State exams get underway. Read More | Share

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Political Record

Current Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education and Skills

Previously served as Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs and was a member of the Joint Committee on Health and Children.

Charlie is now a member of the Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection and also the Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions.

Elected to Donegal County Council in June 2009 where he served as Deputy Mayor, Charlie went on to win a seat for Fianna Fáil in Donegal North East on his first attempt as a general election candidate.

Sustainable rural development through investment in key infrastructure projects such as broadband services required for job creation locally along with maximising natural resources to promote agriculture, fishing and tourism remain his key priorities along with accessible and well maintained health services for everyone.