Creed declines calls to meet fisherman on hunger strike over fisheries bill

The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has declined calls to meet a Donegal fisherman who is on hunger strike in protest at legislation to restore reciprocal access for Northern Irish fishermen to Irish waters. Mr Creed was speaking as the controversial Sea Fisheries Bill (Amendment) was passed in the Seanad this evening. He said he cannot engage with Gerard Kelly as such action could jeopardise a court case that the State and Mr Kelly are involved in. Sinn Féin TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn urged Mr Creed to meet the Donegal man who has gone on hunger strike in protest at the legislation that is at the centre of a North-South fisheries row. >click to read<20:28

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