Liadh backs Séamie for the Dáil

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada with newly selected general election candidate Cllr Séamie Morris

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada gave her support to Councillor Séamie Morris in his bid for election to the Dáil. Ní Riada was speaking after the Tipperary Sinn Féin selection convention in Cashel, where Morris was chosen as the party’s candidate for the forthcoming general election.

Liadh Ní Riada said:

Séamie is a fantastic public representative and has served the people of Tipperary well, on Nenagh Town Council, on North Tipp County Council, and in his present role as Sinn Féin leader on Tipperary County Council.

I am delighted that the party locally has chose Séamie to be their candidate and I am proud to stand behind him and commend him to the people of Tipperary. He is a tireless worker and a principled politician. Níos Mó | More

CityJet announcement is a strong endorsement of Cork Airport and the region

15165568398_2a2a419cbd_oSinn Féin’s Liadh Ní Riada welcomed the announcement by CityJet of a new high-frequency service on the Cork to London City Airport route. The Ireland South MEP remarked that the the announcement is a strong endorsement of Cork Airport, and an indicator of the strategic importance of Cork as a transport hub for the region.

“The new CityJet service will come onstream on 1st October this year and will operate three times per day Monday to Friday, with service over the weekend as well. Today’s announcement is a terrific boost for Cork Airport and for the region. Increased connectivity will be vital if we are to build a fair recovery. Níos Mó | More

N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy road must be given priority status

UntitledSpeaking from Passage West today Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada gave her backing to calls for the N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy road to be given priority status in the upcoming capital programme. The Sinn Féin MEP was in Passage West and Carrigaline for a number of engagements alongside the party’s Cork South Central general election candidate Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire.

“An upgraded N28 Cork to Ringaskiddy would bring with it huge economic advantages for Cork and surround area.Ringaskiddy and Carrigaline host an important employment cluster and improved road access will add to the capacity to serve this cluster. Níos Mó | More

Spanish state must respect language rights

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Speaking from Brussels this afternoon Liadh Ní Riada strongly criticised the Spanish state for ongoing discrimination and attacks against users of indigenous and minority languages ahead of Spain’s appearance before the United Nations Human Rghts Committee. The Sinn Féin MEP also called on the European institutions and on states across Europe to protect and promote linguistic diversity and respect the rights of speakers of indigenous, minority and endangered languages.

“As a Gaeilgeoir and a woman from the Gaeltacht it galls me to seespeakers of indigenous or minority languages disrespected and discriminated Níos Mó | More