A Fair Recovery for Irish Fishermen
International Policy Conference
Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Saturday 24th October 2015
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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, Jobs and Innovation; by Greek MEP Sofia Sakorafa representing SYRIZA; by Valencian MEP Marina Albiol Guzmán of the Izquierda Unida; and by Dr. Julian Mercille, lecturer in international political economy at UCD.
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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 to sanction adequate levels of financing in particular to SME’s. We do not have a decent public banking system in Ireland and given the economic and financial crisis, SME’s which represent an essential part of the EU Economic activity and who provide such a life line to local economies have not been supported in any meaningful way. Níos Mó | More
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 is a matter of justice and fairness. I am calling on Minister Simon Coveney to work on finding an equitable solution for those 3,900 farmers who find themselves blocked from accessing crucial new young farmers supports under the most recent reform of CAP.
“The inability to access these vital supports will have very serious, long-term ramifications for the farmers involved. It has created a deeply inequitable environment in which these farmers find themselves having to compete with farmers who benefit from top-ups and established farmers who have built up their entitlements. Níos Mó | More