Juncker plan completely lacking in substance

BudgetsThe European Parliament has voted in favour of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) also known as the Juncker plan.

Commenting on the outcome of the vote today Liadh Ní Riada, Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South who was the shadow rapporteur of this file said:

“I have stated from the outset that the Junker plan does not go far enough. Yes, we do of course welcome real investment but the ESFI does not represent real investment. Níos Mó | More

Cuts to LEADER in Tipperary will hurt communities

2015-06-19-IMG_0199-editedSinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada and Cllr Séamie Morris met with representatives of North Tipperary LEADER partnership in Nenagh on Friday 19th to discuss the cuts to LEADER funding, and to examine alternative funding streams.

The Sinn Féin representatives met with CEO of North Tipperary Leader Partnership Michael Murray and with board member Jim Finn.

The LEADER programme is one which encourages rural development Níos Mó | More

Increase in crime has rural communities on edge

North Tipperary IFA delegation with Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada and Cllr. Seamus MorrisSinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has strongly criticised the Government over its cuts to frontline services that has seen Garda resources in rural areas decreased over the past number of years. The Ireland South MEP made the comments following a meeting in Nenagh on Friday with a delegation of North Tipperary IFA led by president Tim Cullinan and facilitated by Councillor Seamus Morris. Níos Mó | More

Positive Mental Health begins in the community

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada and Cllr Seamus Morris with staff, volunteers and service users of Áras FolláinSpeaking during a visit to Áras Folláin peer support centre in Nenagh on Friday, Liadh Ní Riada commended the staff and volunteers of the facility and stated that promoting positive mental health is vital for the whole community. The Sinn Féin MEP paid a visit to the centre alongside Councillor Seamus Morris, where they were briefed on the work of the centre by coordinator Margo O’Donnell-Roche.

“Áras Folláin provides a terrific service for the people of Nenagh and beyond. It is open 7 days a week and provides a space for people to meet, talk or just be themselves, in a safe, supportive and caring environment. One in four of use will have difficulties with our mental health at some stage Níos Mó | More