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Fishermen’s Blockade Of Greystones Harbour ‘Toned Down’ With Assurance Of Meeting To Discuss Grievances

23rd June 2019
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Greystones was yesterday the site of a flotilla protest by fishermen who claim they have been shut out of the harbour since 2008 Greystones was yesterday the site of a flotilla protest by fishermen who claim they have been shut out of the harbour since 2008

The Irish Times reports that a planned blockade of Greystones Harbour in a row over access for local fishermen was “toned down” as a meeting to discuss their issues was arranged for this coming week.

Last month, it was reported that a group of 10 fishermen claimed they had been effectively shut out of the Co Wicklow harbour since its €300 million redevelopment.

Some 10 years after they were asked to leave the harbour on what they contend was a temporary basis, the fishermen staged a flotilla protest yesterday, Saturday 22 June.

But this was de-escalated when local councillor Tom Fortune arranged for both sides in the dispute to meet at Greystones Municipal District Offices this coming Thursday afternoon.

The Irish Times has more on the story HERE.

MacDara Conroy

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