It is understood that an analysis by the European Commission has concluded that during the period 2012-2016, Ireland overfished its quota of mackerel by 28,700 tonnes; its horse mackerel quota by 8,100 tonnes and blue whiting by 5,600 tonnes. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland will have tens of thousands of tonnes of fish deducted from its quotas in the coming years and faces losing up to €40 million in European fund(...)