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Adams meets Loughs Agency

30 July, 2018 - by Gerry Adams TD


Louth Sinn Féin TD Gerry Adams has met with the chief executive and staff of the Loughs Agency along with Councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú and Matt Carthy MEP. 

The meeting, which took place in Carlingford on Friday 27th July, had a number of objectives, as Deputy Adams outlined;

“The Loughs Agency was established in 1998 under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. 

“It is a cross border body with a remit for the promotion and development of Lough Foyle and lands surrounding it in Donegal and Derry and for Carlingford Lough and its hinterland in Louth and Down. 

“The remit of the Loughs Agency is the development of these areas in terms of marine aquaculture, conservation and promotion and I was heartened to hear of the team of scientists who monitor and manage fish stocks in the Loughs. 

“The Loughs Agency has identified the challenges and opportunities which Brexit has presented for them and I have pledged to work with the Loughs Agency to assist in the development of the agency.”

Sinn Féin Louth Councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú added;

“The Loughs Agency Chief Executive has indicated issues with office premises and storage facilities in the Carlingford area. 

“I have committed to raising this with Louth County Councillors to find appropriate space in the Peninsula to enable the Agency to develop to its full potential in Louth and promote this county as much as possible.”

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