Liadh for President
Liadh for President


Tulla Cultural Centre situation a symptom of LEADER crisis

Speaking in Tulla, Co. Clare this Thursday Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has criticised the Fine Gael and Labour government over the LEADER debacle which is leading to huge delays in community projects receiving funding. Ní Riada was in Clare to speak... Read more

Rialtas na hÉireann ag Obair i gcoinne Fís 1916

Tá sé tagtha chun cinn i dtuairisc a d´fhoilsigh Údarás na Gaeltachta ar maidin go bhfuil úsáid sóisialta an Ghaeilge sa Ghaeltacht ag laghdú níos tapúla ná a raibh measta acu i dtuairsc a tháinig uathu i 2007. Ceann de na rudaí atá aimsithe acu ná... Read more

Blog: Report is a damning indictment of government Gaeltacht strategies

A report published today by Údarás na Gaeltachta has revealed that the social use of Irish in the Gaeltacht is declining at an even more rapid rate than predicted in their last report in 2007. It found that there are only 21 communities where Irish is... Read more

Liadh welcomes granting of planning permission for Cork Port Development

Speaking from Cork today Liadh Ní Riada welcomed the granting of planning permission to the Cork Port Community to develop the existing facilities in Ringaskiddy. “I met with the management of Port of Cork company a number of times over the last few... Read more

Government must introduce LEADER derogations

Speaking from Brussels following a meeting with the European Commission this week, Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South, Liadh Ní Riada, has called on Minister Alan Kelly to introduce a derogation in the delineation of LEADER sub-regions to allow islands and... Read more

Outcome of Juncker plan negotiations highlights lack of ambition for a real investment plan

Speaking following the all-night negotiations on the Juncker investment plan Liadh Ní Riada welcomed modest progress, but said the final outcome once again highlighted the lack of ambition on the part of the Commission for a real investment plan to tackle... Read more

Aer Lingus sale is a disaster for the people of this island

Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South Liadh Ní Riada has described the the government’s sale of the state’s remaining share in Aer Lingus as “a disaster for the people of the island of Ireland.” Speaking from Shannon today, Ní Riada said; “It is mind-boggling... Read more

Horizon 2020 funding of up to €2.5million available to innovative SMEs and Social Enterprises

Speaking from Brussels today Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada urged SMEs and social entrepreneurs to give serious consideration to the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument, which is currently seeking application for support and investment from highly innovative enterprises. Liadh... Read more

EU Budget 2016 lacks substance and undermines investment

Speaking following a Budget Committee meeting in Brussels today, Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada MEP expressed her disappointment on the lack of detail given by the Commission in its adoption of the European draft Budget for 2016. “Given that there has... Read more

Yes voters need to come out in force tomorrow

Speaking to Yes campaigners in Clare recently, Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada called for a resounding ‘Yes’ vote in the Marriage Equality referendum and urged voters to come out in force in tomorrow’s referendum. Ní Riada said; “This referendum is about... Read more

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