Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue named as new Agriculture Minister

Charlie McConalogue is set to replace Dara Calleary as the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, who took on the portfolio in an acting capacity when it was vacant, made the announcement in the Dáil this afternoon.

McConalogue is the third person to take on the role since June.

The Donegal TD, who is from a farming background, was widely tipped to succeed Calleary.