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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New EU rules can boost regional airports

21 Meitheamh 2017 Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the governments north and south to work together to promote the country’s regional airports. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after a question she posed to the European Authorities revealed that new state aid rules now exempt certain…

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Poolbeg incident will worry Mungret residents

9 Meitheamh 2017 Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said concerns in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary around the safety of the proposed incinerator at the Irish Cement plant in Mungret will not have been helped by today’s incident in Dublin. Speaking after 11 people were hospitalised following an “uncontrolled…

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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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