Quango doubles up with another new salmon hatchery in Mayo

Quango doubles up with another new salmon hatchery in Mayo
Fishing close to Ashford Castle in Cong: one new fishery is already in the pipeline, and now there are plans for another salmon breeding centre

An incredible instance of duplication and a waste of taxpayers' money,' says TD Michelle Mulherin.

The country's fisheries quango is planning a new salmon breeding visitors centre even though another one is in the pipeline in the same county.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has paid €3,400 to consultants to carry out a study into the proposed new salmon hatchery visitors' centre in Cong in Mayo.

But €50,000 was spent by local bodies three years ago on a study into setting up a ''Salmon Life visitors centre 50 miles up the road...

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