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Agriculture Minister attends EU Fisheries council negotiations

18 December, 2007

Sinn Féin Agriculture Minister Michelle Gildernew MP MLA is today in Brussels attending the Fisheries Council annual marathon negotiations for fishing quotas throughout Europe.

Speaking from Brussels, Ms Gildernew said,

"While attending the Fisheries Council, I intend to strongly press Ireland's case at various meetings today and shall be striving to get the best deal for the local fishing industry.

"I shall also be taking the time to brief my colleague Bairbre de Brún MEP on the developments during the negotiations." ENDS

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