FARM inspections need major reform – says Cork MEP

FARM inspections need major reform – says Cork MEP

25 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said that farmers are being driven out of business by over zealous and unaccountable inspectors. The Ireland South MEP said the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must include substantial reform of the current inspection system which is unfair and needlessly aggressive. […]

Banks and Vultures can no longer be given a free rein – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

Banks and Vultures can no longer be given a free rein – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

21 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin has announced its intention to set up anti-eviction campaigning groups across the state in response to the increasing incidences of evictions from family homes. Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire said: “The events is Strokestown have struck a chord with people the […]

Skype calls can’t replace real clinics in mental health – Buckley

Skype calls can’t replace real clinics in mental health – Buckley

6 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Mental Health spokesperson Pat Buckley TD has slammed the claims by the Minister of State for Mental Health Jim Daly that psychiatrist vacancies in child and adolescent services can be dealt with through Skype calls. Deputy Buckley said; “Telemedicine can supplement direct in person healthcare but […]

How can Credit Unions help Ireland’s housing crisis?

How can Credit Unions help Ireland’s housing crisis?

6 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to allow Credit Unions to play their part in solving the housing crisis. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after meeting with the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) in the European Parliament in recent days. Ms […]

Cork MEP to introduce legislation against super trawlers

Cork MEP to introduce legislation against super trawlers

2 December 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada is to bring forward legislation to the European Parliament aimed at halting the illegal activity of super trawlers. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the EU Fisheries Committee, said she wanted to see super trawlers banned outright from Irish waters but […]

All candidates should agree to take part in TV debate – Liadh Ní Riada

All candidates should agree to take part in TV debate – Liadh Ní Riada

20 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada has said that all candidates for the Presidency have a duty to inform citizens of their various platforms and should take part in a televised debate. Liadh Ní Riada said: “Úachtarán na hÉireann is an extremely important elected position and it is vitally […]

AUDIO: Cork has a Presidential Candidate – Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada

AUDIO: Cork has a Presidential Candidate – Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada

16 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Liadh Ní Riada (51) is the Sinn Féin MEP for Ireland South, and today SInn Fein confirmed speculation that she is the parties Presidential Candiadate. Personal Profile Raised in County Cork’s rural Múscraí Gaeltacht, she is a native Irish speaker and the youngest daughter of iconic composer and […]

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