Members of the dedicated Garda Immigration Unit were searching trawlers in Howth Harbour recently. Gardai searched a number of fishing trawlers in ports across the country as part of an investigation into the use of unregistered migrant workers. The latest raid was in Howth and followed similar inspections of vessels in Cork, Galway, Kerry, Louth and Donegal.
It is understood the primary focus of the probe was the movement of undocumented workers from countries in Africa and South East Asia. A number of individuals in the fishing industry were questioned by detectives following raids on specific trawlers. Gardai say they received full co-operation from the fishing industry operatives they contacted.
Never a dull moment in Howth.