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Liadh welcomes progress on online accessibility for people with disabilites

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has welcomed an agreement at EU level on a directive which will makes public sector websites and mobile apps more accessible, especially for the blind, the deaf and the hard of hearing. The agreement was reached during negotiations... Read more

Liadh challenges Deirdre Clune on FG’s TTIP hypocrisy

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has challenged Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune over her party’s hypocrisy on TTIP, and questioned her reasons for supporting the controversial trade deal. Liadh Ní Riada said: “Last week Deirdre Clune issued a statement that raised... Read more

Blog: Reflecting on the status of women on Nollaig na mBan

Nollaig na mBan traditionally symbolised the last day of Christmas, and the day on which women, having worked hard all Christmas, would get a day off. I suppose we were expected to feel privileged that of the 12 festive days, we got one days holiday. I... Read more

Blog: Labour Party has questions to answer as half of all children in the state affected by poverty

One in every three, or 33.9% children in Ireland is at risk of poverty or social exclusion. According to the figures published by Eurostat, Ireland is well above the EU average when it comes to children at risk of poverty. When we look at the statistics... Read more

Violence against women and girls affects one in three worldwide – Ní Riada

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has today pledged her support to the White Ribbon Ireland campaign to end violence against women. Marking International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Liadh Ní Riada siad: “Violence against women and... Read more

Government needs to at least double number of work permits for migrant fisheries workers – Ní Riada

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called for the number of work permits being offered to migrant workers in the sector to be doubled to at least 1,000. Speaking following similar calls made by the Irish Fish Producers’ Organisation and the Nasc immigrant... Read more

Conference is about fishermen having their voices heard – Ní Riada

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has announced details of the international conference on fisheries that she will host in Co. Waterford this weekend. Speaking from Brussels this afternoon Liadh called on fishermen from around the Irish coast to make their... Read more

Blog: Sinn Féin is the only party that can provide an alternative to austerity.

I spoke alongside MEPs and economists at the ‘Alternatives to Austerity’ discussion as part of the GUE/NGL Autumn Conference being held in Carrickmacross this week. I was joined on the panel by our own Peadar Toibín TD, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Enterprise,... Read more

Liadh secures hearing on SME finance in EU Budget Committee

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has secured a public hearing within the EU Budget Committee on how to enhance and improve access to finance for SME’s through a public banking system. Speaking from Brussels today, Ní Riada said “The banking sector has failed... Read more

Liadh supports ICSA call for justice for ‘forgotten’ farmers

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has expressed her support for the ICSA’s call for just for “Forgotten Farmers” who were left out of the official allocation for young farmers and the national reserve fund. Speaking from Cork today, Ní Riada said; “This... Read more

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