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The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has announced the launch of a Brexit Temporary Fleet Tie-up Scheme. The scheme will help mitigate the impacts of quota cuts on the fishing fleet arising from the Trade and Cooperation Agreement agreed in December between the…

A Donegal fishing vessel has been prevented from fishing around Rockall by a Scottish patrol boat. The ‘Northern Celt’ was boarded by British officials yesterday and told it could no longer fish within 12 nautical miles of the disputed outcrop. The Department of Foreign Affairs says it’s engaging with UK…

A Donegal TD has expressing serious concern about the UK’s demands on fisheries in the Brexit trade talks. It’s proving to be one of the sticking points in the negotiations, which are continuing in London. The EU has offered to give back up to 18 per cent of fish caught…

Intensified trade negotiations between the EU and UK will begin later today.   The UK agreed to resume talks after the EU’s Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said compromises were necessary on both sides.   Discussions will take place daily in an effort to bridge the main stumbling block, which…

A 35-year old man has died after he got into difficulty yesterday along the West Sligo shoreline near Dunmoran Strand. It’s believed the deceased was from Poland and had been fishing along the coastline in the Templepatrick area. The Coast Guard was alerted about 2:30 yesterday afternoon. Its helicopter based…

The CEO of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation has described the comments made by a former head of his organisation this week on the Brexit negotiations as ‘misinformed’. Former CEO of the KFO Joey Murrin hit out at comments made by Theresa May on fishing post Brexit and called on Minister…