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Talks Take Place In Effort To End Trawler Dispute At Greystones Harbour

All interested parties have been invited to talk in an effort to resolve the ongoing row over access for fishing trawlers at Greystones harbour

Several protests have taken place in recent weeks, to have the fishermen’s rights to the harbour restored.

Cathoirleach of Greystones Municipal District Tom Fortune says he has invited all those involved to today’s meeting to reach an agreement to end the dispute.

11 years ago ,work began on the new harbour, which prevented local fishing vessels accessing to their moorings, but they say commitments were given that that berths would again be provided, once the new harbour opened.

Local fishermen say subsequent harbour by-laws drafted by Wicklow County Council officials have effectively excluded fishing boats, by imposing excessively high fees.

At present, they must berth and operate from as far away as Dun Laoghaire.

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