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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Funeral applause as authorities blamed for fishermen taking risks

MOURNERS at the funeral of three Bolger brothers killed while out lobster fishing last week broke into a spontaneous round of applause after a member of the grief stricken family blamed successive governments for forcing fishermen to take bigger risks in smaller boats. 

The devastating denunciation from the pulpit was made at the funeral mass of Shane, Kenny and Paul Bolger by Colm O'Neill, who is married to Paula, twin sister of Paul. 

He said successive government actions caused them to move into areas of greater risk; "to fish in smaller boats and to fish for stocks that were not restricted."

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