Deputy McHugh to seek compensation for Foyle fishermen

Donegal Fine Gael Deputy Joe McHugh is to challenge to Taoiseach directly on a government decision not to compensate banned from fishing in Lough Foyle.

Early this month the Loughs Agency banned salmon fishing on Lough Foyle in 2010 for conservation purposes

Deputy McHugh says the decision not to compensate the 28 fishermen for loss of earnings is deeply unfair.

Irwin Steel of the Foyle Driftnet Fishermen's group says the where was no advance warning of the ban: