Friday 23 February 2018

We have robbed our fishermen

SMALL fishermen in Ireland have lost their right to land a few fish with their curraghs, a right held by the Donegal O’Donnell's in the time of British rule (‘Bearing witness to the Irish wasteland’, Letters, January 11).

Travelling in Portugal recently, I watched small fishermen landing their catch. We have robbed our fishermen, we have deprived our tourists of the sight of fishermen landing their catch.

Is it any wonder they (the tourists) have deserted us? Perhaps future politicians can ask themselves the question: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”.

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