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

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“I was shocked and angered to hear that TUSLA had totally withdrawn its funding of the Rape Crisis Network of Ireland (RCNI), although I shouldn’t be surprised given the downward trajectory of funding for the network and for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