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Greystones Fishermen Protest As Redeveloped Harbour Leaves No Room For Commercial Fleet

18th May 2019
Greystones Harbour is the focus of a protest by fishermen who argue they’ve been excluded amid recent redevelopment Greystones Harbour is the focus of a protest by fishermen who argue they’ve been excluded amid recent redevelopment

Recent redevelopment of Greystones Harbour has effectively shut the fishing industry out of the Co Wicklow town, local fisherman have told The Irish Times.

A group of 10 fishermen say they were promised new arrangements when the €300 million development scheme went ahead with a new marina, waterfront plaza amenities and luxury homes.

But they contend that the agreed space was used for a commercial boat yard, and instead they were offered ‘swing’ moorings within the harbour which were not considered safe to use.

While most of the boats have since moved to Wicklow town or Dun Laoghaire, a number of skippers say they will make a point of landing their catches on the beach in Greystones Harbour in protest at their exclusion.

The Irish Times has more on the story HERE.

MacDara Conroy

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