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Taxi drivers ‘being crucified’ by unfair licence regulations

Sinn Féin representatives Liadh Ní Riada MEP and Jonathan O’Brien TD have said that taxi drivers in Cork, and throughout the state, have been crucified by government policy. They made the comments following a meeting with the Cork Taxi Council. Liadh... Read more

Liadh welcomes All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has welcomed a plan launched yesterday identifying actions to make Ireland pollinator friendly. Speaking from Cork, Ms Ní Riada said, “The fact that this plan has been put in place highlights that there are issues to be... Read more

Government needs to prioritise Irish fishermen over foreign super trawlers

Speaking from Strasbourg, on EU bilateral fishing partnership agreements with developing countries, Liadh Ní Riada the Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South said: “Irish fishermen and small-scale fisheries cannot cope, compete or sustain operators of foreign... Read more

Maternity Leave proposals cannot leave women shortchanged

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada welcomed indications from the European Commission that it will bring forward a new proposal on maternity leave but warned that it cannot fall short of what was already before the European Parliament. Liadh Ní Riada said: “This... Read more

Liadh urges public to support West Cork Development Partnership Consultation

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the public to take part in the consultation process for the proposed Local Development Strategy (LDS), which will be put forward by West Cork Development Partnership for the EU funded LEADER programme. Liadh... Read more

2016 EU budget reinforces austerity with its neoliberal agenda

Leagan Gaeilge thíos Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Rida has said that the EU budget for 2016 will deliver even more austerity for the citizens. Ní Riada, who is a co-ordinator of the EU budget committee, said that the European Union is avoiding the change... Read more

Géarghá le Acht na Gaeilge a reachtáil ó thuaidh

English translation below Ag leanúint ar aghaidh ón 3ú agus ón 4ú monatóireacht de chuir i bhfeidhm an Chairt Eorpach um Theangacha Réigiúnacha nó Mionlaigh, mhol Coiste na nAirí gur chóir don Bhreatain, mar ábhar tosaíochta, glacadh le polasaí cuimsitheach... Read more

Liadh criticises Simon Coveney over refusal to meet

Liadh Ní Riada the Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South has strongly criticised the Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Simon Coveney, for ignoring her repeated requests for a one-to-one meeting to discuss the situation in Irish fisheries. In... Read more

Withdrawal of maternity leave directive is ‘scandalous’

Speaking from Brussels today Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada said that the decision by the European Commission to withdraw the proposed directive on maternity leave represented an attack on women’s rights and equality and would ultimately impact on children. Liadh... Read more

Farmers must be given time to complete safety upgrades

Speaking from Brussels today Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada called on Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to extend the deadline for completion of works under the farm safety scheme. Liadh Ní Riada said: “The deadline for improvement works to be completed... Read more

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