Warship faces fishing trawler off Wexford coast

By Dan Walsh Fishermen from Kilmore Quay are seriously concerned about the future of the national fishing industry and the lack of support from the Irish Government and Eurocrats and the deteriorating situation was under discussion last night at an emergency meeting facilitated by local district Cllr Jim Codd. Earlier this week two Kilmore QuayContinue reading “Warship faces fishing trawler off Wexford coast”

Minister meets Kilmore Quay fishermen

By Dan Walsh Minister for Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue invited producer organisations and industry representatives involved in today’s Dublin protest to a meeting this afternoon. In a statement, Mr McConalogue said that he and the Government “stand with our fishers” and welcome engagement with them, and that he recognised “theContinue reading “Minister meets Kilmore Quay fishermen”

Saving Kilmore Quay fishing industry

By Dan Walsh Around 50 boats from the coastal areas Kilmore Quay to Dingle sailed through the night and assembled at Roche’s Point at 7am today before the public awareness flotilla of boats sailed up the River Lee to Cork City to highlight the huge strain on the fishing industry and delivered a plea forContinue reading “Saving Kilmore Quay fishing industry”

32 seafood jobs to go at Kilmore Quay

By Dan Walsh Kilmore Seafood Limited is to cease trading with a loss of 32 jobs after suffering significant financial losses connected to Brexit. The company, part of the Errigal Bay group, is entering into a collective redundancy process with its 32 employees. According to a statement from the company, the decision to cease tradingContinue reading “32 seafood jobs to go at Kilmore Quay”

Wexford scallop fisheries in danger

By Dan Walsh Speaking in the Dáil this week Deputy Johnny Mythen asked An Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar TD, to intervene in a serious situation concerning the scallop fishers in County Wexford, but An Tánaiste disappointed when he indicated that no legislation is promised on the matter. Deputy Mythen said; “There are seven such boats inContinue reading “Wexford scallop fisheries in danger”

Family links with Kilmore Quay RNLI

By Dan Walsh James Kehoe and his grandchildren Aisling, (13), Emily, (9), and Orla, (7), were rescued when their 7m boat broke down having sustained engine failure in Ballyteigue Bay, half a mile north west of Forlorn Point and the lifeboat under Coxswain Aidan Bates, went to the family’s aid and towed the vessel safelyContinue reading “Family links with Kilmore Quay RNLI”