Liadh urges public to support West Cork Development Partnership Consultation

Laidh Ní Riada MEPSinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the public to take part in the consultation process for the proposed Local Development Strategy (LDS), which will be put forward by West Cork Development Partnership for the EU funded LEADER programme.

Liadh Ní Riada said:

“I am delighted that West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) have been given the go ahead to prepare and submit a local development strategy for the new LEADER scheme.

“WCDP is embedded in the community, has a proven track record and is well-placed to develop, and crucially, to implement a strategy for the region around the themes of social inclusion, poverty reduction and economic development. Níos Mó | More

Blog: A Trip to Tipp


Great as always to visit the Premier County and catch up with friends and comrades, as well as meeting with constituents and getting to know even more of this huge area that I represent in Europe.

DSCF2483I was honoured to address a room full of hundreds of republican activists and supporters in Cashel at the selection convention for the forthcoming general election. Three excellent candidates had been nominated and each would have made a terrific candidate and TD. Níos Mó | More

Ice plant closures will see fishing boats tied-up

FisheriesSinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on Minister Simon Coveney to intervene immediately to ensure ice plants in Howth, Kilmore and Dunmore East are re-opened by tomorrow and accused the Minister of sleepwalking into the crisis.

Liadh Ní Riada said:

“Fishermen along the East Coast are very concerned that their operations may be tied-up over the coming days and weeks as the ice plants in the three major ports are temporary closed due to health and safety concerns. Níos Mó | More

Blog: Gorey and Enniscorthy with Cllr. Johnny Mythen

IMG_20150626_122104The sun shone brightly when I visited Gorey and Enniscorthy recently with Sinn Féin GE Candidate and all-round great guy Councillor Johnny Mythen.

It was fantastic to catch up with Ray Cullen of Gorey-based suicide and self-harm prevention community group {}. Ray was in Brussels last month as part of my mental health and wellbeing delegation, and I’m glad to see the links built that day are paying dividendsas {} shares expertise and experience with similar groups around the country. Johnny and myself got to tour the new premises Níos Mó | More