Inland Fisheries Ireland this week welcomed Minister Seán Kyne to its offices at Citywest.

The Minister attended a high-level meeting with Inland Fisheries Ireland CEO, Dr Ciaran Byrne, and Chairperson, Fintan Gorman, during his visit and also talked with members of staff, hearing about their individual areas of responsibility within the organisation.


Photo (left  to right) Inland Fisheries Ireland CEO Ciaran Byrne with Minister of State Sean Kyne and Inland Fisheries Ireland Chairman Fintan Gorman

Minister Kyne said: “I welcome the opportunity to meet management and staff involved in protection, development and research and acknowledge the excellent work being undertaken across all areas. I availed of the opportunity to discuss some of the pressing issues in the inland fisheries sector with senior managers in Inland Fisheries Ireland and, particularly, assistance available to stakeholders via the current round of funding”.

Dr Byrne thanked Minister Kyne for his continued support to Inland Fisheries Ireland and the development of the important inland fisheries and sea angling sector.



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Notes to Editors:

About Minister Kyne

Minister Kyne is the Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources (including Inland Fisheries) and Digital Development. Inland Fisheries Ireland falls under his remit through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment.

About Inland Fisheries Ireland:

Inland Fisheries Ireland is a statutory body operating under the aegis of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) and was established under the Fisheries Act on 1st July 2010. Its principal function is the protection and conservation of the inland fisheries resource. Inland Fisheries Ireland promotes, supports, facilitates and advises the Minister on the conservation, protection, management, development and improvement of inland fisheries, including sea angling. Inland Fisheries Ireland also develops policy and national strategies relating to inland fisheries and sea angling and advises the Minister on same.