Deputy McGinley wants “lost at sea” Dail debate

Donegal Deputy Dinny McGinley says he is going to ensure that the findings of a special inquiry in to the 'lost at sea scheme' is debated in the Dail.

The inquiry, by the ombudsman, was launched following a complaint made by Danny Byrne from Bruckless - his father Francis and brother Jimmy died when the family trawler sank off the Donegal coast in 1981.

They believe they were unfairly excluded from the 'lost at sea' scheme, with the Ombudsman describing the it as “seriously deficient and flawed" recommending the Byrne family be compensated.

Deputy McGinley says it is imperative that the inquiry is discussed fully in the Dail: