Government must introduce LEADER derogations

Energy and Natural ResourcesSpeaking 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 rural communities that cross county boundaries to maintain their identity, capitalise on local expertise and meet the specific needs of their communities. Níos Mó | More

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

FundingSinn 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 that the government has decided to sell-off what little control the Irish people retained Níos Mó | More