Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:-
“The plight of our fishermen is undeniable. Yet, Minister O’Neill continues to sit on her hands. Once more she is trying to hide behind EU rules. Bad as the EU undoubtedly is, it does allow de minimus payments of up to €7,500 per recipient to relieve hardship. Why is the minister not availing of this option?
“Thus she can help, but, so far, has refused to do so. She must now step up to the mark and assist.”