Sinn Féin’s EU candidate Liadh Ní Riada is back in Kerry this weekend as she continues her campaign for the upcoming European elections in May.
She arrived in Killorglin at 12.30pm today to campaign with local election candidate, Damian Quigg. She traveled to Castleisland and Killarney to canvass with local election candidate, John Buckley.
On Sunday from 12 noon to 2pm she will be canvassing in Tralee town centre with Cllrs Pa Daly, Toiréasa Ferris and Deputy Martin Ferris.
Liadh Ní Riada is the youngest daughter of the iconic composer and musician, Seán Ó Riada. She is a native Irish speaker from Cúil-Aodha and lives in the Cork Gaeltacht, Baile Mhic Ire, with her husband Nicky and three children.
Irish Language Officer
In 1993 Liadh was appointed by the then Minister Michael D Higgins as a member of the board for setting up Teilifís na Gaeilge (TG4). She trained with RTE in television production and has produced and directed numerous documentaries for RTE and TG4. She is the National Irish Language officer for Sinn Féin since 2011 and is a member of the Árd Comhairle.
Impact of Austerity
“I am acutely aware of the impact of austerity policies on Irish families, the unemployed and on front-line workers. We have to create a decent future for our youth. We must rebuild our communities. I will be a voice for the ordinary people in Europe. A voice for families, for women, for our youth, our elderly and vulnerable citizens,” said Ms. Ní Riada.