Minister must address lack of support for Irish music industry

12385001333_e157e47230_oLiadh Ní Riada, Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South has today written to the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White, requesting a meeting to discuss the problems faced by those involved in the music industry in Ireland in accessing airwaves nationwide.

Speaking from Strasbourg Ní Riada said:

“Ireland is recognised worldwide for its rich cultural heritage and our extremely talented musicians and composers are central to this. Unfortunately those involved in the Irish music industry are struggling to make ends meet due to the lack of radio airplay they get on our national radio stations.

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Government must stop dragging its heels on disability rights convention – Ní Riada

BudgetsSpeaking from Strasbourg today Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada called on the Government to ratify the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) eight years after signing the UN rights agreement.

“Last week I added my name to a cross-party resolution in the European Parliament on the rights of people with disabilities. MEPs from across Europe are calling for the European Union and its member states to strengthen their commitment to enshrining and vindicating the rights of people with disabilities.

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