The "High Level Group on Job Creation in the Killybegs Region" is defending its report, published last week. The group was established in June and asked to submit a report by Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Simon Coveney.
Killybegs Fishermens Organisation CEO Sean O'Donaghue is chairperson of the group which drew up the jobs strategy criticised this morning by local TD Thomas Pringle.
He says of a target of 250 jobs, 80 jobs have been identified, but no-one ever said they were already on stream.
Mr O'Donaghue says the report looks at a number of specific areas including tourism, offshore services and processing, as well as harbour management, and its recommendations have the potential to bring Killybegs forward..............