10 MEP candidates to address Public Meeting in Killybegs tomorrow

A PUBLIC meeting with 10 MEP candidates is to take place tomorrow in Killybegs at 7pm.

All are welcome to attend the meeting at the Tara Hotel which will be focused on fishing issues.

The 10 Midlands North-West candidates will be asked to share what they will do for the fishing sector if they are elected to the EU Parliament.


The meeting will be chaired by Greg Hughes of Highland Radio.

The event is co-hosted by the Irish Fish Producers Organisation, Killybegs Fisherman’s Organisation and the Irish Fish Processors and Exporters Association.

Candidates will be invited to speak and take questions from the floor at the public meeting.

Candidates confirmed to attend include sitting MEPs Chris MacManus (SF) and Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan (Ind). Others confirmed include Senator Lisa Chambers, (FF) Dr Brian O’Boyle (PBP); James Reynolds (TNP), Hermann Kelly (IFP), and Independents Peter Casey, Saoirse McHugh, Michelle Smith, and John Waters.

The three fishing organisations will also launch their #Fight4Fishing pre-election campaign at the event.

They are asking MEPs to fight for the survival of their industry and for a fair share of EU fishing quotas.

They are also encouraging the public to ask MEP canvassers about fishing issues and to use the hashtag Fight 4 Fishing (#Fight4Fishing).


Their new help sheet provides fishing statistics, graphics to use on social media, and sample questions to ask candidates on the doorstep.

You can check it out at

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