E.U. GIVES FREE-TRAVEL TO YOUNG PEOPLE: Irish students encouraged to avail of free interrail tickets

E.U. GIVES FREE-TRAVEL TO YOUNG PEOPLE: Irish students encouraged to avail of free interrail tickets

18 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Co Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada is encouraging Irish students to take advantage of free interrail tickets being offered by the EU. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the Culture and Education Committee, urged students to avail of the scheme which will allow […]

POLITICS: Cork MEP lays out fisheries position to EU Commissioner

POLITICS: Cork MEP lays out fisheries position to EU Commissioner

17 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada held a bilateral meeting with European Commissioner for Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, in the European Parliament this week. The Ireland South MEP met with Mr Vella to discuss the current state and future for Irish fisheries, Brexit and access to funding […]

POLITICS: Splitting of the Justice Department ‘not a panacea’ – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

POLITICS: Splitting of the Justice Department ‘not a panacea’ – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

28 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork South Central Sinn Féin TD and Justice spokesperson Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has welcomed the announcement that the Department of Justice is to be divided into two new Departments, but said that greater detail as to the future delineation is required. Deputy Ó Laoghaire has also called for […]

CORK POLITICS: Sinn Féin welcomes expansion of City Boundary

CORK POLITICS: Sinn Féin welcomes expansion of City Boundary

5 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin has given a welcome to the expansion of the City Boundary, agreed in principle between City and County Council today. Sinn Féin TD for Cork South Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire commended the Party’s City & County Cllrs for their work on the issue, saying: “Sinn Féin […]

CORK TRANSPORT: Ní Riada calls for Cork rail extension

CORK TRANSPORT: Ní Riada calls for Cork rail extension

30 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada, has called for the Galway-Limerick rail route to be extended to Cork. The Ireland South MEP was speaking following the publication of a report which showed a 22% increase in numbers using the Galway to Limerick line which she says strengthens the […]

SINN FEIN v FIANNA FAIL: Mícheál Martin must publish documents received ahead of Tánaiste’s resignation – says competing TD

SINN FEIN v FIANNA FAIL: Mícheál Martin must publish documents received ahead of Tánaiste’s resignation – says competing TD

29 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Justice spokesperson Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD has called on Mícheál Martin to publish the content of documents received by Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin last Friday ahead of the resignation of Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald. Teachta Ó Laoghaire said; “It has emerged over the past 24 hours […]

HEALTH: Diabetes technology should come under Long-Term Illness Scheme – suggests opposition Cork MEP

HEALTH: Diabetes technology should come under Long-Term Illness Scheme – suggests opposition Cork MEP

14 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to roll out ‘Smart’ Diabetes Technology as part of the Long-Term Illness Scheme. The Ireland South MEP made the call for greater care for those with the condition as part of World Diabetes Day. “Diabetes […]