The mackerel fishery is worth €125 million in a €1 billion fishing industry. It is a cause of huge concern for the present industry and, if it continues, the danger exists that the sustainable mackerel stock will be wiped out in the north-east Atlantic because of overfishing by these two nations. The breach of the fisheries agreements may cost the Irish fishing industry between €10 million and €15 million in potential TAC adjustments. Abusing the quotas in this way by breaking all international agreements on mackerel quotas can be regarded only as modern day piracy.
€5 million provided to support the creation and development of Agri-Food enterprises in Rural Ireland – Hogan
Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government announced today (6th March, 2012) that €5 million in funding will be provided in 2012/2013 to support the creation and development of Agri-Food enterprises in rural Ireland. Based on recent research conducted by the Local Development sector this funding has the potential to create more than 200 jobs directly as well as sustaining a number of jobs currently available in the sector.
The HSE South is requesting assistance from people throughout West Cork to return any healthcare equipment issued by the HSE which they no longer need or use.
A special healthcare equipment collection day has been arranged for Thursday 22nd March 2012 where people can return any healthcare equipment previously issued by the HSE which is no longer required by the individual for whom it was prescribed. This will enable the HSE to clean, recycle and reissue equipment to other patients who may have an assessed clinical need for it.