Pringle questions €9m funding announced for Killybegs

Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, has questioned whether the recently announced funding of €9m for Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre is new.  He has claimed the recent Government announcement of spending for Killybegs is not the first time this funding was announced. Last week, the funding was announced and widely welcomed. Advertisement However, Deputy Pringle […]

Major investment for Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre

A major investment of almost €9m for Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre has been announced today. This follows €9.2m investment in Killybegs in 2022 and €25m investment in local authority piers and harbours in Donegal in 2022. In addition to the Fisheries and Seafood Production industries, the Fishery Harbour Centres are accommodating an ever-increasing amount of […]

Norway Holding EU Fishing Deals to Ransom

Irish fishing representatives in Killybegs have accused Norway of stalling EU quota talks, because they failed to secure privileged access to blue whiting in Ireland’s EEZ (European Economic Zone) waters. Norway is currently allowed by the EU to fish 74,000 tonnes of blue whiting in Irish waters – a higher quota than the 48,000 tonnes Irish […]

Gardaí renew appeal over fatal Killybegs crash

GARDAÍ in Ballyshannon are appealing for witnesses following the fatal road traffic collision in Killybegs last Tuesday,  January 10. At approximately 5.10pm, Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to a collision involving a van and a pedestrian on the Donegal Road, Killybegs. The female pedestrian, a female in her 60s sadly passed away following the […]

Woman in her 60s dies in road crash

A WOMAN in her 60s has died following a road traffic collision in Killybegs yesterday evening. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to Tuesday’s crash which took place at approximately 5:45pm involving a van and a pedestrian on Main Street. The pedestrian, a female in her 60s was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body has […]

Donegal beaches ranked as ‘littered’

LITTER is on the rise, according to the latest findings of annual nationwide survey by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL). Findings released this week show Bundoran Beach was deemed as ‘littered’, while Killybegs Harbour was found to be ‘moderately littered’. No beaches or harbours in Donegal fell under the categories of heavily littered or clean […]

Contract for €10.5 million Killybegs project awarded

THE contract for the €10.5 million pier extension project at Killybegs Fishery Harbour Centre has been awarded with works expected to get underway within weeks. The project will see the completion of a 120 metre long quay development at Smooth Point aimed at alleviating congestion during the peak fishing season. The multi-million euro contract has […]

Shines Seafood launch Irish sardines range

Killybegs-based Shines Seafood has launched Shines Irish Sardines, representing the first time Irish sardines have ever been sold in retail outlets in Ireland. Previously sourced from Sardinia, Shines Seafood now use Irish sardines caught by small inshore Irish boats in the clean waters around the Irish coast, supporting local fishing communities.Shines Irish Sardines are caught […]

Investment of over €9m for Killybegs harbour centre

KILLYBEGS fishery harbour centre will receive over €9 million in funding in 2022 as part of a major investment announced by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD this morning. Minister McConalogue announced the allocation of €35m for capital projects in 2022 in Ireland’s six state-owned Fishery Harbour Centres at Killybegs, Ros […]

Killybegs welcomes first of three sister ships

THE Atlantic Dawn Group based in Killybegs has welcomed their new 64.65 metre pelagic trawler, ‘Leila’ to the local fishing fleet. The state-of-the-art vessel is the first of three sister ships that are being constructed at the Cemre shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey, at a cost in excess of €50 million. The vessels were designed by […]