Marine Minister Simon Coveney has refused to outline any timescale for a decision on the controversial salmon farm proposed off the Aran Islands.

Despite repeated promptings from former Minister Eamon Ó Cuív in the Dail last week, Minister Coveney said that any decision on the Galway Bay proposal was dependent on recommendations he had still to get on his desk.

“I have put those who are considering this application under some pressure to try to get those recommendations onto my desk but I am far more concerned about getting the decision right than I am about getting a decision made quickly on an application of that size and scale,” he said…

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