Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has been confirmed as the new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
The Gleneely native, who comes from a farming background, is to be formally named as the new Agriculture Minister this evening.
McConalogue was widely tipped to take on the role, having worked as the Fianna Fáil party’s spokesperson on Agriculture in the 2016-2020 Dáil.
He becomes the third Minister for Agriculture in three months following a controversial dismissal and resignation from his party colleagues. Barry Cowen was sacked in July over a drink-driving ban he received four years ago and Dara Calleary resigned last month following the Oireachtas Golf Society dinner scandal.
Wexford’s James Browne is to be nominated to take on McConalogue’s role as Minister of State for Law Reform.