2016 EU budget reinforces austerity with its neoliberal agenda

Liadh NI RIADALeagan 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 of direction that is so badly needed.

Speaking from Strasbourg today, after the vote on a mandate for negotiations on the EU 2016 Budget, she said;

“The mandate for the EU 2016 budget, while showing slight improvement, is a song from the same old hymn sheet. This budget will reinforce more austerity with a neoliberal agenda. Níos Mó | More

Géarghá le Acht na Gaeilge a reachtáil ó thuaidh

FundingEnglish 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 don Gaeilge agus iad a chuir i bhfeidhm, trí ghlacadh reachtaíocht a tabharfaidh cearta reachtúla do lucht labartha na Gaeilge.

Tar éis cruinniú le roinn Carál Ní Chuilín, bhuail Liadh Ní Riada FPE agus Martina Anderson FPE le Thorsten Afflerbach atá i gceannas ar an rúnaíocht den Chairt Eorpach um Theangacha Réigiúnacha nó mionlaigh, Níos Mó | More

Cork Northwest Candidate raises youth unemployment in the European Parliament

10418847_10205524995382959_6585784190029607686_nSinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has welcomed the contribution of Sinn Féin general election candidate Nigel Dennehy to the debate on youth unemployment in the European Parliament. Nigel Dennehy was in Brussels as part of an all-Ireland delegation on the issue that included young people, educators and employment experts. He will stand for Sinn Féin in Cork Northwest in the forthcoming general election. Níos Mó | More

Liadh criticises Simon Coveney over refusal to meet

FisheriesLiadh 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 expressing her frustration, Ní Riada stated that such an engagement is of vital importance to meeting the challenges facing fishermen throughout the island. Níos Mó | More