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More ‘smoke & mirrors’ political stunts from marine minister



Yesterday’s press release from Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine Charlie McConalogue certainly looks impressive at first glance…. until you notice the glaring fact that some 66% of this funding has already been allocated since the start of 2022 and is nothing to do with this latest budget.


Also, the Minister fails to mention that all of this money is from the EU’s Brexit Adjustment Fund (BAR) for Ireland and that in fact State investment in the Irish fisheries sector is at an all time low.


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McConalogue announces record €335 million allocation for seafood sector and coastal communities for 2023


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