Irish fishermen face double Brexit whammy as EU funding deadline looms

Irish fishing businesses face a double whammy this year of having less fish to catch and being unable to draw down EU Brexit funding in time. Tight deadlines, a lack of labour and materials shortages are putting at risk hundreds of millions of euros worth of funding from Brussels that MEP Billy Kelleher said is crucial to keep coastal communities afloat. “All the plans are in. Everything is done. It’s just the inability to draw down,” Mr Kelleher said of the EU funding. “Brexit hasn’t gone away. The impact of it hasn’t gone away. So I mean it would be a shame to forfeit funding that could ameliorate or reduce the impact of Brexit in certain communities.” >click to read< 12:11

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