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New Minister for Agriculture nominated to succeed Calleary
Charlie McConalogue Pic: RollingNews.ie

02 Sep 2020 / ireland Print

Agriculture minister named to succeed Calleary

Fianna Fáil politician Charlie McConalogue TD has been named the new Minister for Agriculture in the Dáil (2 September).

He succeeds Dara Calleary who resigned last month over his attendance at the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Clifden, Co Galway.

Mr McConalogue (42) has served as Minister of State at the Department of Justice with responsibility for law reform, since July 2020. He has served as a TD for the Donegal constituency since the 2016 general election. He previously represented Donegal North-East from 2011 to 2016.

McConalogue has a degree in economics, politics and history from University College Dublin.


Succeeding him as the new Minister of State for Law Reform is James Browne TD (FF).

Mr Browne, a qualified barrister, has served as a TD for the Wexford constituency since the 2016 general election.

Born in Enniscorthy, Wexford, he is the oldest of a family of four. He was educated at St Mary’s CBS, Enniscorthy, before attending college at Waterford IT, University College Cork, and the King’s Inns.

Mr Browne’s family has had a long-lasting relationship with Fianna Fáil. His father John Browne served as minister of state until 2016, and his great-uncle Seán Browne served as a Fianna Fáil TD for almost 25 years, up until 1982.

James Browne was first elected to the Dáil in 2016.


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