Withdrawal from London Fisheries Convention, ‘deeply disappointing’ – Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher

The UK's pulling out of an agreement that allows Ireland to fish in British waters.

Withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention, which was signed in 1964 before the UK joined the EU, will take two years.

Under the deal, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands can fish within 6 and 12 nautical miles of the coastline.

Although not surprised by the decision, Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says it is deeply disappointing: