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The Voisinage Agreement – a peculiar prosecution

Conways Solicitors recently concluded what can only be regarded as as somewhat unusual defence of a Fisheries Prosecution. The State contended that a Northern Ireland Registered vessel had breached fisheries law by fishing in between the 12 and 6 mile limit. The vessel had been fishing off the coast of Galway. The first time... Read More

Harbour Dues and the Polluter Pays Principal

In recent times the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has mandated the Department of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries to  collect the millions of harbour dues that are outstanding. This of course was in the back drop of the financial crisis. Traditionally, harbour dues were guaranteed to be discharged because the owners could not sell their... Read More

Conways Solicitors Act in Purchase of Arklow Willow

Conways Solicitors recently acted for the Purchasers of the the MFV Arklow Willow.  Conways acted on behalf of the purchasers, McKeil Marine in the multi million Euro purchase of the general cargo vessel. Built in 2004 and with a capacity of about 10,000 tonnes of cargo, the Arklow Willow is now based in Canada.... Read More