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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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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WIFI4EU moves a step closer to reality

5 Aibreán 2017  Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada’s report on WIFI4EU has been adopted by a committee vote this week in Strasbourg. The public WiFi proposals will now move to the Plenary stage where they are expected to be passed, paving the way for the creation of WiFi hubs in towns…

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EU must stop tacitly supporting supertrawlers

5 Aibreán 2017 Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the European Parliament to stop backing multinational supertrawler operators at the expense of ordinary fishing communities. The Ireland South MEP made the call after the European Council rejected amendments she put forward on the characterisation and definition of…

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