Cuts to Rape Crisis Network is latest Government attack on Women

Miriam Duffy, CEO Rape Crisis Midwest; Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada; and Martina Cahill, Nenagh Coordinator Rape Crisis Midwest

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada hit out at the recently announced cuts to the Rape Crisis Network and pointed to a clear anti-women bias on the part of the Fine Gael and Labour government. Ní Riada made the comments following a meeting with CEO of Rape Crisis Midwest Miriam Duffy and Nenagh service coordinator Martina Cahill.

“I was shocked and angered to hear that TUSLA had totally withdrawn its funding of the Rape Crisis Network of Ireland (RCNI), although I shouldn’t be surprised given the downward trajectory of funding for the network and for other crisis services and supports for women. Níos Mó | More

Cllr. Chis O’Leary will be a mayor for all the people of Cork

CO'LSpeaking in City Hall today Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada congratulated incoming Ard-Mhéara of Cork, Councillor Chris O’Leary and wished him well for the year ahead.

Liadh Ní Riada said:

“Chris O’ Leary is a fantastic public representative, a tireless worker for his community, and a true republican in every sense of the word. I have no doubt that as Ard-Mhéara of Cork Chris will make a real difference to the people of cork, and be an inclusive and accessible leader. Níos Mó | More

Liadh tells school kids ‘Europe offers great potential but needs to focus on people, not corporations’

048Speaking to staff, pupils and parents at Killocrim National School in Co. Kerry on Friday, Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada said that the European project has had advantages and disadvantages for Ireland, and that there is a shared responsibility to ensure Europe focuses on people rather than corporations. Ní Riada was visiting the school as part of the Blue Star programme, which seeks to teach kids about the European Union. She was accompanied by local Kerry County Councillor Dianne Nolan.

  Speaking after the visit Liadh said:

“I was so impressed by the hard work and enthusiasm of the 5th and 6th class. They researched and learned so much about Ireland and Europe Níos Mó | More

Sean Kelly MEP has betrayed his responsibility to defend the interests of the Irish people

Stad_Irish_stop_sign-3Liadh Ní Riada MEP has strongly criticised the call of Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly to have a potential international court for TTIPs Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism (ISDS) located in Ireland.

She said that Kelly has completely betrayed his responsibility to defend the interests of the Irish people.

The mechanism of the International State Dispute Settlement court is part of the highly controversial TTIP agreement which has been met with widespread public opposition across the European Union Níos Mó | More