The Irish fishing industry has changed for the worst – changed in its impact on fisherfolk and their communities, on the fish stocks and on the bio-diversity of our planet. But the giant agri-business and global food corporations have benefitted hugely, making €Billions. I spoke, with a heavy heart, on this in the Dáil yesterday.

I was asked to make public the queries that I put today about workers rights in the fishing industry. I sit on the Dáil Committee for Jobs, and too often the focus is on the employer or the industry, and the workers’ story is not often looked for. The responses to my queries are not on this video clip, they were too long, but the entire session can be viewed on the Oireachtas website.