Ministers take sides as Cork and Donegal fishermen battle for quota

Joe McHugh is increasing pressure on Michael Creed to rule out transfer of €10 million worth of fishing quota

30th April, 2017
Minister of State for the Diaspora Joe McHugh

Minister of State Joe McHugh is increasing pressure on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to rule out the transfer of €10 million worth of fishing quota from Donegal to Cork.

Creed has set up a review into who should get the extra EU quota to catch mackerel, following lobbying from fishermen in his native Cork.

The plan has raised tensions in the fishing industry, which is already bracing itself for the potential fallout from...

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