1. Trawlers urged to help reduce plastic waste in seas  RTE.ie
  2. Irish Fishing trawlers to be put to use removing plastic from oceans  TheJournal.ie
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Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed will today launch an initiative to encourage Irish trawlers to remove and reduce plastic waste from the seas around the country.

Planned on-shore and on-board facilities could help solve the problem.

An investigation is underway after a fire which broke out at a hotel earmarked for accommodation for asylum seekers last night.

The Shannon Key West Hotel was a proposed Direct Provision centre

The cause of the fire is not yet known, and an investigation has been launched by gardaí.