Mc Hugh tells Dail valuable metals can be harvested from the sea bed

A Donegal TD has suggested that the Irish economy could benefit greatly if we were to harvest copper and other metals from the sea off Ireland's coast.

Deputy Joe McHugh was speaking in the Dail during a debate on new legislation which will govern those who deal in scrap metal and cash for gold operations.

But Deputy McHugh says this should not be limited to the land - he wants the  Government to work with private investors and local companies in coastal areas, on salvaging valuable items and disused commodities from the seabed..........