A West Kerry councillor has called for fish leaving Dingle port, bound for the Continent, to be processed locally.
Fine Gael Councillor Seamus Cosaí Fitzgerald raised the issue at the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council.
The Glens native was speaking as councillors tabled issues before Kerry’s five elected members of Dáil Éireann.
Sinn Féin’s Martin Ferris, Independents Danny and Michael Healy Rae, Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin and Fianna Fáil’s John Brassil provided a report of how matters relating to Kerry are progressing at national level.
Cllr Cosaí Fitzgerald said fish was leaving the port of Dingle every day in large articulated trucks bound for the continent – in particular Germany and Spain.
He said if this fish was processed locally it would provide much needed employment.