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Charlie McConalogue, Spokesperson on Education and Skills

Charlie McConalogue

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Constituency

Donegal North East

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Constituency Office:
Chapel Street,
Carndonagh,
Co. Donegal

Tel: 074 9373131
Fax: 074 9373133

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

McConalogue Calls on Bus Éireann to Review School Transport Scheme

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education and Skills Charlie McConalogue TD has called on Bus Éireann to review the renewal process for the school transport scheme and allow applicants the option to apply and pay for bus tickets by Post. Read More | Share

10% of teachers have not completed Junior Cycle reform training – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Education & Skills Charlie McConalogue has expressed concern that 10% of English teachers have not completed training programmes ahead of the roll out of new Junior Cert reforms, due to begin this September. The Donegal North East Deputy says this further highlights the need for the start date of the reforms to be delayed for a year. Read More | Share

FF calls for Junior Cert reform to be suspended for one year

Fianna Fáil Education spokesperson Charlie McConalogue has called on new Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan to engage meaningfully with secondary school teachers over Junior Cert reform. Read More | Share

Orthodontic waiting lists at Letterkenny General Hospital are unacceptable – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal North East Charlie McConalogue says the current waiting list for orthodontic treatment at Letterkenny General Hospital is completely unacceptable. Figures released to the Donegal Deputy reveal that 177 people, the majority of whom are children, have been waiting more than a year to see a consultant. Read More | Share

Teaching support hours must be available to all Down’s syndrome children – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Education & Skills Charlie McConalogue has called on the Department of Education to put proper resource teaching hours in place for all children with Down's syndrome returning to school this September. He raised the issue in the Dáil during Education Questions this week. Read More | Share

Trinity College decision on Northern Ireland students welcome – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has welcomed an initiative by Trinity College Dublin to increase its intake of students from Northern Ireland. The prominent university is aiming to enrol 300 students a year, which would make up around 8% of total student numbers. Read More | Share

Govt must permit use of free Travel Pass on Buncrana-Derry Bus Route - McConalogue

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal North East Charlie McConalogue has said it is unacceptable for Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton to refuse to permit use of free travel passes on the Buncrana to Derry Bus Route, previously operated by Lough Swilly. Read More | Share

New Minister needs new direction – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Education & Skills Charlie McConalogue has wished Ruairi Quinn well for the future, following the announcement of his resignation as Minister for Education & Skills. Read More | Share

McConalogue accuses Govt of making mockery of banking inquiry

Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has accused the Government of making a mockery of the banking inquiry before it even starts by delaying the first committee meeting this week for purely political reasons. Read More | Share

Good luck to 4,687 Donegal exam students – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has sent his best wishes to the 4,687 Junior and Leaving Cert students across Co. Donegal, 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.