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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 22 Apr 1954

Vol. 145 No. 6

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Fishery Protection.

asked the Minister for Defence if he is aware that a report was made to his Department on 30th March last in connection with a French vessel which was fishing within territorial waters off Brandon pier, County Kerry; and, if so, whether he will now state the reason why it took the fishery protection corvette until 3rd April to arrive in Brandon Bay.

I am aware of the report of alleged illegal fishing off Brandon Head on the afternoon of the 30th March.

The corvette Macha which was, at the time, patrolling off the north-west coast of Donegal, reached the area as soon as was practicable, having been delayed by bad weather.