Calls for former minister to face ‘Lost at Sea’ questions

Fine Gael's Agriculture and Fisheries Spokesperson says Former Marine Minister Frank Fahey should appear before a full Oireachtas enquiry on foot of the Ombudsman’s special report on the Lost at Sea scheme.

The report, which recommends that almost quarter of a million euro in compensation be paid to the Byrne family from Donegal who were denied inclusion in the scheme raises serious questions about how it was handled and advertised.

It emerged that 75% of the scheme was allocated to two constituents of Deputy Fahey, and that he had corresponded with them before the scheme took effect.

Fine Gael's Michael Creed says Frank Fahey and his officials both have questions to answer.