Irish navy will not be deployed to Rockall – Tanaiste

first_img Previous articleIreland stutter past GibraltarNext articleMunicipal District AGMs to take place this week News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Twitter Tanaiste Simon Coveney says the navy will not be deployed to Rockall despite calls for that to happen from a Donegal TD.It’s after the Scottish authorities declared Irish vessels fishing there were doing so illegally, and would be challenged.The UK claimed Rockall in 1955, but Ireland, Iceland and Denmark have previously challenged that claim.The ‘rock’ lies nearly 230 nautical miles northwest of Donegal, and 240 miles west of Scotland.Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed says the Government is in talks to de-escalate the situation, but he’s ready to take action…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/creed10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says if diplomatic avenues fail – Ireland must be ready to deploy Sea Fisheries Protection Agency vessels to protect them………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/10doherty-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.However, the Tánaiste says the Irish navy will not be sent in.Simon Coveney believes the Scottish Government is making a big mistake, but is adamant that the irish government will not escalate the situation……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/10coveney-rockall-clip-sor-sb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Google+ Google+center_img Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – June 10, 2019 WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Irish navy will not be deployed to Rockall – Tanaiste News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more