Donegal TD hits out at new Killybegs Harbour restrictions

A Donegal Sinn Fein TD has hit out at Marine Minister Michael Creed following his decision to introduce new rules at Killlybegs Harbour restricting access hours to the port’s boat lifting system.

Deputy Pearse Doherty has described the decision as “an insult” to those who depend on the Syncrolift boat lifting system to keep their vessels operational and in good working order.

Deputy Doherty says it enables crews and ship owners to safely carry out essential repairs and maintenance to their boats without the need for drydocking.

He says the Minister has admitted the decision was made because the harbour was not adequately staffed.