Senator guestions raids on fishermen in Kerry

Fine Gael Senator Paul Coughlin has demanded an explanation on how a number of raids on fishermen in the county came about. He says there are serious question marks as to how the matter became the subject of a cabinet decision and criminal investigation. The raids took place as part of a fraud squad investigation into irregularities in the industry. Senator Coughlin says the issue could have been dealt with at an administrative level. He also says the government has turned its back on fishing, fishermen and coastal communities.