Charlie McConalogue, Spokesperson on Education and Skills

Charlie McConalogue

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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

McConalogue demands extra resources for Ramelton Garda Station

Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConlogue has called on the Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to allocate additional resources to Ramelton Garda Station. The station, which has two Gardai attached to it, has been forced to close during office hours, because of staffing issues. Read More | Share

Minister must revoke funding threat until POD fears are allayed – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue TD has called on the Education Minister to withdraw her threat to penalise schools whose pupils are not enrolled on the Primary Online Database. Minister Jan O’Sullivan plans to cut funding to schools should parents fail to hand over their children’s data to the centralised system, despite a number of serious concerns about data protection issues being raised. Read More | Share

Govt reaping rewards of botched teacher engagement on Junior Cert reform – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education and Skills Charlie McConalogue has said the Government has only itself to blame for the current state of relations with teacher representatives regarding reform of the Junior Cert. Read More | Share

Government must commit to second breast cancer consultant at LGH – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has called on the Minister for Health to provide a guarantee on the future of breast cancer services at Letterkenny General Hospital and to immediately commit to appointing a second breast cancer consultant. Read More | Share

Spectre of closure remains for small schools – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education and Skills Charlie McConalogue says the spectre of closure still remains for many small schools in rural Ireland. Read More | Share

McConalogue welcomes appointment of mediator to chair talks on future of NOWDOC services

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has welcomed the appointment of a mediator to chair talks on the future of NOWDOC services in the county. Read More | Share

Small school changes don’t go far enough – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has said that the proposed changes to small school teacher numbers don’t go far enough. While the changes the Education Minister announced today are a small improvement, nothing less than a full reversal of the damaging measures imposed by former Minister Quinn are required. Read More | Share

Donegal waiting lists reach crisis levels – McConalogue

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has described as scandalous the fact that more than 1,400 people are waiting more than 2 years for an outpatient appointment at Letterkenny General Hospital. The figures, published by the National Treatment Purchase Fund, reveal a 550% surge in the number of patients being forced to wait over a year to be seen, with almost 5,000 languishing on lists for 12 months or more. Read More | Share

Government must address HSE recruitment issues - McConalogue

Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue says the Government must take urgent action to retain hospital consultants, following the resignation of a prominent urologist at Letterkenny General Hospital. Mr. Kevin Moran tendered his resignation after claiming he could no longer take care of his patients because of inadequate resources. Read More | Share

Cutback to Community Involvement Scheme yet another attack on Inishowen – McConalogue

Inishowen’s Fianna Fáil representatives have condemned the withdrawal of funding for the Community Involvement Scheme under the 2015 Regional & Local Road Grant Allocations. The scheme assists members of the local community to work with Donegal County Council in order to carry out essential works to local roads and has previously been employed across various areas on the Peninsula. 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.