FISHING: Cork MEP calls for Supertrawler ban

FISHING: Cork MEP calls for Supertrawler ban

19 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has reiterated her call for the Irish Government to ban supertrawlers in Irish waters. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the Fisheries Committee in Brussels, was speaking after a Public Hearing in the European Parliament entitled Supertrawlers: Destructive […]

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

STORM #OPHELIA: Irish Government must apply for EU natural disaster fund – says Cork MEP

17 October 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Cork based MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to immediately contact the European Commission regarding the European Union solidarity Fund (EUSF) in the wake of Storm Ophelia. The fund was set up in 2002 to help Member States deal with the aftermath and […]

PENSIONS: 1973 marriage retirement requirement is still affecting women financially – Cork MEP wants solution

PENSIONS: 1973 marriage retirement requirement is still affecting women financially – Cork MEP wants solution

15 October 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to reverse a rule which is seeing women lose out on their pensions. The Ireland South MEP said she is supporting Uplift and the National Women’s Council of Ireland in their campaign to have the effects of […]

IRISH HISTORY: 1916 figure Thomas Ashe to be remembered in Clonakilty, West Cork

IRISH HISTORY: 1916 figure Thomas Ashe to be remembered in Clonakilty, West Cork

20 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie What: Vol. Thomas Ashe Centenary Commemoration When: 7.30pm Monday 25th September Where: Ashe Street (named after Thomas Ashe), Clonakilty town centre Next Monday 25th September is the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe. The Kerryman was prominent during the 1916 rising, was interned in Frongoch like hundreds […]

IRELAND: Must play active part in ‘European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018’ – says Cork MEP

IRELAND: Must play active part in ‘European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018’ – says Cork MEP

17 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the EU Institutions to sufficiently finance programmes for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The Ireland South MEP made the call for investment in the Cultural Heritage Sector ahead of next year’s inaugural event. “Culture and heritage are […]

POLITICS: Implementation of only 9 from 50 Gardaí reforms highly unsatisfactory – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

POLITICS: Implementation of only 9 from 50 Gardaí reforms highly unsatisfactory – Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire TD

16 September 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie In a report carried out by the Policing Authority it has emerged that only 9 of the recommended 50 reforms contained in the Changing Policing In Ireland report have been implemented to date despite senior management in the Gardaí claiming all 50 recommendations had been completed. Sinn Féin […]

Youth unemployment has to be addressed by the Irish Government – says Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

Youth unemployment has to be addressed by the Irish Government – says Cork MEP Liadh Ní Riada

14 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has welcomed the provision of extra funding from Europe for Youth Employment initiatives. The Ireland South MEP was speaking after MEPs in Strasbourg voted to provide €500m towards member states for such initiatives at a European Parliament Plenary Session. Ms […]

IRISH EDUCATION SYSTEM: needs “root and branch reform” – says Cork MEP

IRISH EDUCATION SYSTEM: needs “root and branch reform” – says Cork MEP

13 September 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ni Riada has called for root and branch reform of the Irish education system. The Ireland South MEP was speaking at an event she organised in the European Parliament entitled Quality Education For All. The conference heard contributions from MEPs and […]