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Sligo MEP Chris Mcmanus will host a delegation of representatives from the fishing industry and fishing communities, from around Ireland, in Brussels today and tomorrow,   The delegation is travelling to make the case at the EU Parliament for Ireland’s fishing fleet to be allocated a fair share of the…

TDs and senators are expected to strongly challenge the Russian Ambassador to Ireland at a meeting next week. Yury Filatov has been invited to the Oireachtas foreign affairs committee, over his country’s planned military drills off the Irish coast. The fishing industry met him yesterday about the impact the exercises…

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…