The Irish fishing industry is ‘not being consulted’ about offshore wind developments in Irish waters, reports Lorna Siggins.

Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation (IFPO) chief executive Aodh Ó Donnell, who was one of six industry representatives to take part in a recent fact-finding mission to a floating offshore wind farm in Scotland, has also said that no planning should proceed until Ireland’s new Maritime Area Regulatory Authority (MARA) has been established.

Aodh Ó Donnell said that while every industry needs to co-operate to reduce fossil fuels, ‘co-operation works both ways, and we are not being consulted’.

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