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FOI Request 21/046


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Journalist

Reference

FOI Request 21/046

Request

1) all letters, emails and documents exchanged between the Scottish and Irish government relating to fishing rights for EU trawlers around the island of Rockall, dating from 1 January 2019 to the date of this request

2) all briefing documents prepared in advance of meetings or telephone conversations between Scottish and Irish ministers, and minutes taken during any meetings or telephone conversations between Scottish and Irish ministers, which related to or included discussion of EU fishing rights around the island of Rockall dating from 1 January 2019 to the date of this request

3) RTE reported on 28 June 2019 (weblink here and copy attached) that the Scottish and Irish governments agreed that month to:

https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2019/0628/1059066-rockall/

"an intensive process between ministers to try to come to a solution on the issue, he said. A report is due to be completed at the end of July and the issue will be assessed from there."

a) Please provide a copy of that report

b) Please provide all internal Irish government briefing papers prepared pursuant to that process and all documents, including memos and emails, exchanged as part of that process between the Irish and Scottish governments.

4) Please provide copies of all documented interactions relating to Rockall, including but not exclusively emails, letters and memos, between the Irish government and Irish fishing organisations including but not exclusively the Federation of Irish Fishermen, Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation and Irish Fish Producers' Organisation.

Date

February 10, 2021

Replied

March 19, 2021

Reply 21/046

Schedule 21/046