Employment blackspots expose Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil

16 Meitheamh 2017 Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said new Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar must address the party’s Dublin-centric view of the country. The Ireland-South MEP was speaking after census figures revealed that there are 79 employment blackspots across the state with more than half of them…

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Government failures on LEADER costing jobs

14 Meitheamh 2017 Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said the government’s failure to properly deliver European LEADER funding is costing jobs. The Ireland South MEP repeated her call for Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys to explain changes to the funding scheme after it was revealed that the new…

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Minister must explain LEADER changes

26 Bealtaine 2017 Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys to explain why the LEADER funding process has become needlessly complicated. The Ireland South MEP said changes to the way the European rural development fund was delivered were making it harder for communities…

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