Three yatchs forced away from Greencastle Port by protestors

first_img Previous articleNorths Regional Development Minister raises doubts over A5 projectNext articleControversial Dungloe development can go ahead – objection cheque wasn’t signed News Highland Three yatchs forced away from Greencastle Port by protestors Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota center_img Facebook WhatsApp News Pinterest Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Its been revealed that three yatchs were denied shelter from a storm in a Co Donegal port by protesters claiming to protect the rights of fishermen.The yachts, from France, Sweden and Buncrana were stopped from entering Greencastle harbour on May 7th after high winds forced them to seek shelter.It’s understood the boats had come in as far as the pontoon but, after suffering verbal abuse from protesters, the crews were forced to put to sea in the stormy conditions.The dispute centres on the installation of two pontoons last year at Greencastle harbour. Protesters say they fear the pontoons mark the beginnings of a marina that will force out traditional fishermen.Donegal County Councillor, Mickey Doherty, said that it was a disgrace that three visiting yachts were turned away:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/mdoc1pm.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report By News Highland – May 20, 2011 last_img read more