• House

    33rd Dáil (2020 - )

  • Constituency


  • Party

    Fianna Fáil

  • Official roles

    Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

About Charlie

Charlie was born in October 1977 and is from Gleneely in Co. Donegal. From a farming background, he was educated at Carndonagh Community School before studying Economics, Politics & History at UCD. It was at UCD where he first became involved in politics having been elected as Education Officer for UCD’s Student Union.

He is married to Jackie and they have two boys, Liam and Finn.

After working in Fianna Fáil Headquarters for a number of years, as well as working abroad in Australia, Charlie returned home to work on the family farm before officially running for political office in 2009, where he was elected as a Donegal County Councillor.

In 2011, Charlie was elected a TD for Donegal North East at the first time of asking and has been elected for the new constituency of Donegal in 2016 and 2020. Charlie served as Fianna Fáil spokesperson for Children from April 2011 to July 2012, Education and Skills from 2012 to 2016 and Agriculture, Food and the Marine from 2016 to 2020.

In 2020, Charlie was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with responsibility for law reform and on 2nd September 2020 was appointed Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Our farmers, fishers, foresters and food producers are the backbone of our rural economies and it is crucial for rural Ireland that our Government considers their views and supports them. That, and protecting those groups, are the central pillars as my mandate as Minister.

Charlie McConalogue

Charlie’s priorities

As a Donegal TD and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, my priorities are rooted in improving the lives of people in rural Ireland and being a voice for rural Ireland in Government.

View Priorities

Here to help

For any issues, contact Charlie’s office by email or telephone

Contact Charlie