Fishermen mount fuel-price protest in Cork Harbour

Fishermen are protesting at Cork Harbour this morning as part of an ongoing campaign against high fuel prices and the fish-quota system.

Up to 50 vessels from Kilmore Quay, Dunmore East, Kinsale and Castletownbere are taking part in the demonstration.

The fishermen say their livelihoods are in danger as a result of the high cost of fuel and the restrictions of the EU quota system.

They want the Irish Government to take measures to alleviate the hardship, saying Spanish and French fishermen are already getting financial help from their governments.


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