Liadh NÍ RIADA
  • Liadh
    NÍ RIADA
  • Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left
  • Member
  • Ireland Sinn Féin
  • Date of birth: 28 November 1966, Baile Átha Cliath

Speeches in plenary

508

2019 budget - Trilogue mandate (debate)

04-07-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)07-04(19)

Improving language learning and the mutual recognition of language competences in the EU (debate)

13-06-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)06-13(19)

State of play of recreational fisheries in the EU (A8-0191/2018 - Norica Nicolai)

12-06-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)06-12(6.1)

One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

11-06-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)06-11(21)

Implementation of the EU Youth Strategy (debate)

30-05-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)05-30(28)

2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework and own resources (debate)

29-05-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)05-29(2)

Commission decision adopted on the MFF post-2020 package (debate)

02-05-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)05-02(20)

Annual report on the financial activities of the European Investment Bank (debate)

07-02-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)02-07(17)

Extension of the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (debate)

12-12-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)12-12(4)

Reports - as rapporteur

3

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

101

REPORT on the mandate for the trilogue on the 2019 draft budget

BUDG
29-06-2018 A8-0247/2018

REPORT on language equality in the digital age

CULT
27-06-2018 A8-0228/2018

REPORT on general guidelines for the preparation of the 2019 budget, Section III – Commission

BUDG
09-03-2018 A8-0062/2018

REPORT on the next MFF: Preparing the Parliament’s position on the MFF post-2020

BUDG
28-02-2018 A8-0048/2018

REPORT on reform of the European Union’s system of own resources

BUDG
26-02-2018 A8-0041/2018

REPORT on the Annual Report on the Financial Activities of the European Investment Bank

BUDG
30-01-2018 A8-0013/2018

Opinions - as rapporteur

6

OPINION on EU action for sustainability

CULT
15-05-2017 CULT_AD(2017)601004

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) No 283/2014 as regards the promotion of Internet connectivity in local communities

BUDG
04-04-2017 BUDG_AD(2017)597622

OPINION on the European Semester for economic policy coordination: employment and social aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2017

BUDG
25-01-2017 BUDG_AD(2017)595421

OPINION on how best to harness the job creation potential of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

BUDG
24-05-2016 BUDG_AD(2016)580580

OPINION on green growth opportunities for SMEs

BUDG
01-04-2015 BUDG_AD(2015)546893

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on seafarers amending Directives 2008/94/EC, 2009/38/EC, 2002/14/EC, 98/59/EC and 2001/23/EC

PECH
02-03-2015 PECH_AD(2015)544404

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

42

OPINION on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019

CULT
04-09-2018 CULT_AD(2018)623756

OPINION on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2019

PECH
31-08-2018 PECH_AD(2018)623684

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Banking Authority); Regulation (EU) No 1094/2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority); Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Securities and Markets Authority); Regulation (EU) No 345/2013 on European venture capital funds; Regulation (EU) No 346/2013 on European social entrepreneurship funds; Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 on markets in financial instruments; Regulation (EU) 2015/760 on European long-term investment funds; Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts or to measure the performance of investment funds; and Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market

BUDG
16-07-2018 BUDG_AD(2018)622198

OPINION on a European strategy for plastics in a circular economy

PECH
02-07-2018 PECH_AD(2018)619288

OPINION on the mandate for the trilogue on the 2019 draft budget

CULT
07-06-2018 CULT_AD(2018)619218

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European citizens’ initiative

CULT
27-04-2018 CULT_AD(2018)618293

OPINION on strengthening economic, social and territorial cohesion in the European Union: the 7th report of the European Commission

CULT
20-03-2018 CULT_AD(2018)616606

OPINION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Mauritius

BUDG
23-02-2018 BUDG_AD(2018)615369

OPINION on implementation of the EU external financing instruments: mid-term review 2017 and the future architecture post-2020

BUDG
22-02-2018 BUDG_AD(2018)616571

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union for the financial year 2016

CULT
26-01-2018 CULT_AD(2018)613440

Institutional motions for resolutions

34

Motion for a resolution on the threat of demolition of Khan al-Ahmar and other Bedouin villages

11-09-2018 B8-0389/2018

Joint motion for a resolution on the situation of UNRWA

07-02-2018 RC-B8-0085/2018

Motion for a resolution on the situation of UNRWA

05-02-2018 B8-0085/2018

Joint motion for a resolution on combating sexual harassment and abuse in the EU

25-10-2017 RC-B8-0576/2017

Motion for a resolution on combating sexual harassment and abuse in the EU

24-10-2017 B8-0579/2017

Motion for a resolution on achieving the two-state solution in the Middle East

15-05-2017 B8-0348/2017

Motion for a resolution on sign languages and professional sign language interpreters

16-11-2016 B8-1241/2016

Written declarations

3

Written declaration on the Social and Solidarity Economy

30-11-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0124 Lapsed

Details

Lynn BOYLAN , Nessa CHILDERS , Marian HARKIN , Liadh NÍ RIADA , Josu JUARISTI ABAUNZ , Matt CARTHY , Stelios KOULOGLOU , Tania GONZÁLEZ PEÑAS , Martina ANDERSON , Marina ALBIOL GUZMÁN , Estefanía TORRES MARTÍNEZ , Miguel URBÁN CRESPO

Date opened : 30-11-2016
Lapse date : 01-03-2017
Number of signatories : 35 - 02-03-2017

Written declaration on Leonard Peltier

24-10-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0113 Lapsed

Details

Lynn BOYLAN , Brian HAYES , Michèle RIVASI , Tania GONZÁLEZ PEÑAS , Marina ALBIOL GUZMÁN , Josu JUARISTI ABAUNZ , Neoklis SYLIKIOTIS , Nessa CHILDERS , Paloma LÓPEZ BERMEJO , Takis HADJIGEORGIOU , Matt CARTHY , Liadh NÍ RIADA , Martina ANDERSON

Date opened : 24-10-2016
Lapse date : 24-01-2017
Number of signatories : 29 - 25-01-2017

Written declaration on the international mapping of floating garbage patches

12-09-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0093 Lapsed

Details

Alain CADEC , Angélique DELAHAYE , Ricardo SERRÃO SANTOS , Simona BONAFÈ , Marco AFFRONTE , Norica NICOLAI , Linnéa ENGSTRÖM , Remo SERNAGIOTTO , Werner KUHN , Liadh NÍ RIADA

Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 86 - 13-12-2016

Written questions

143

European funding and support for clean sustainable energy innovation and commercial use

25-07-2018 E-004154/2018 Council

Eel Management Plan in Ireland

20-07-2018 P-004105/2018 Commission

European Year of Cultural Heritage

29-06-2018 E-003604/2018 Commission

Lyme disease

29-06-2018 E-003603/2018 Commission

InvestEU Fund

29-06-2018 E-003602/2018 Commission

Right to freedom of movement in the European Union

13-06-2018 E-003187/2018 Commission

EU trade with Israeli settlements

29-05-2018 E-002892/2018 Commission

EU regulations, island fishing and heritage licensing

18-05-2018 E-002681/2018 Commission

Israeli massacre of Palestinian protesters

17-05-2018 E-002669/2018 Commission

Valentia Island Ferry

27-04-2018 E-002381/2018 Commission

Oral questions

19

10th anniversary of the Horizontal Directive proposal

22-06-2018 O-000071/2018 Commission

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)

04-04-2018 O-000038/2018 Council

Major interpellation - Israel's involvement in projects financed under Horizon 2020

06-02-2018 O-000014/2018 Commission

SMP and ANFA profits from Greek bonds

16-10-2017 O-000080/2017 Commission

Minor interpellation - VP/HR - The conclusion of EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities

04-05-2017 O-000036/2017 Commission

Major interpellation - Follow-up to the Brazilian meat imports scandal

12-04-2017 O-000029/2017 Commission

Minor interpellation - VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy

27-01-2017 O-000006/2017 Commission

Violation of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in Greece, concerning labour relations

05-12-2016 O-000148/2016 Commission

Interpellations

4

Israel's involvement in projects financed under Horizon 2020

06-02-2018 G-000001/2018 Commission

VP/HR - The conclusion of EU-Egypt Partnership Priorities

04-05-2017 K-000002/2017 Commission

Follow-up to the Brazilian meat imports scandal

12-04-2017 G-000004/2017 Commission

VP/HR - Israeli settlement policy

27-01-2017 K-000001/2017 Commission

Written explanations of vote

560

Structural and financial barriers in the access to culture (A8-0169/2018 - Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski)

14-06-2018

. – Although this report had many positive aspects, we voted against it as it sought to encourage the mainstreaming of a ‘European Student Card’, a project which Sinn Féin opposes.
The report also calls on Member States to increase spending in the Cultural Sector. Sinn Féin believes that the Irish Government should spend more in this sector, but it is not the place of the European Union to interfere with Member States’ budgets.

Proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions (A8-0395/2017 - Andreas Schwab)

14-06-2018

. – We voted against this report, which would introduce a ‘proportionality test’ to restrict Member States from regulating professions. The regulation of professions is a national competence and should remain so. The test that is being proposed here has been devised to be so restrictive that it will be next to impossible for Member States to propose new measures where necessary in the public interest. The test makes it possible for other countries and the European Commission to oppose another country’s national measures based on 1) whether existing rules are perceived to be sufficient, 2) appropriateness, 3) impact on free movement, 4) possibility for less restrictive means, 5) combined effect with existing measures, 6) necessity in the public interest.
It is clear that the aim of the Directive is to reduce the amount of regulated professions and make it harder to introduce regulations, even where this might be in the public interest. No sectors have been excluded from the scope of this Directive, even those in the healthcare sector. Since this would be a massive restriction on the right of governments to regulate in the public interest, we voted against the report.

Use of vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods by road (A8-0193/2018 - Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar)

14-06-2018

. – This report concerns Member States allowing hauliers to hire and use vehicles in other Member States. This proposal would remove the possibility of Member States to regulate the use of hired vehicles for goods operations in their country. It proposes to keep only the possibility to restrict the use of goods vehicles that are above six tonnes, and limiting the time of use of the hired vehicle to four months. The report’s removal of this competency from Member States and promotion of liberalisation could lead to breaches on tax. The report also makes no effort to comment on the right of the driver to information on the vehicle hired, and its leasing arrangements. The report focuses on opening the market, without any effort to address the problems this would indefinitely cause.
We therefore voted against the report.

Decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations: Enforcement requirements and specific rules for posting drivers in the road transport sector (A8-0206/2018 - Merja Kyllönen)

14-06-2018

. – I voted against the TRAN Committee mandate to enter into inter-institutional negotiations at this point in the legislative procedure. By objecting to the TRAN Committee mandate, the report will be voted on in the July plenary in the European Parliament where amendments can be submitted by MEPs and then afterwards the report will go to negotiations between the European Parliament, Commission and Council.
Sinn Fein believes that legislative reports should be brought to plenary sessions at the European Parliament to ensure that the elected voices of the people get the utmost chance to engage with legislation, before entering inter-institutional negotiations.
In order to ensure democratic scrutiny of this file before it entered inter-institutional negotiations, I voted against a mandate for Trilogue until the full plenary had been given a chance to debate and submit amendments as necessary.

Decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations: Amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 as regards on minimum requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods and Regulation (EU) 165/2014 as regards positioning by means of tachographs (A8-0205/2018 - Wim van de Camp)

14-06-2018

. – I voted against the TRAN Committee mandate to enter into inter-institutional negotiations at this point in the legislative procedure. By objecting to the TRAN Committee mandate, the report will be voted on in the July plenary in the European Parliament where amendments can be submitted by MEPs and then afterwards the report will go to negotiations between the European Parliament, Commission and Council.
Sinn Fein believes that legislative reports should be brought to plenary sessions at the European Parliament to ensure that the elected voices of the people get the utmost chance to engage with legislation, before entering inter-institutional negotiations.
In order to ensure democratic scrutiny of this file before it entered inter-institutional negotiations, I voted against a mandate for Trilogue until the full plenary had been given a chance to debate and submit amendments as necessary.

Decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations Amending Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009 and Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 with a view to adapting them to developments in the sector (A8-0204/2018 - Ismail Ertug)

14-06-2018

. – I voted against the TRAN Committee mandate to enter into inter-institutional negotiations at this point in the legislative procedure. By objecting to the TRAN Committee mandate, the report will be voted on in the July plenary in the European Parliament where amendments can be submitted by MEPs and then afterwards the report will go to negotiations between the European Parliament, Commission and Council.
Sinn Fein believes that legislative reports should be brought to plenary sessions at the European Parliament to ensure that the elected voices of the people get the utmost chance to engage with legislation, before entering inter-institutional negotiations.
In order to ensure democratic scrutiny of this file before it entered inter-institutional negotiations, I voted against a mandate for Trilogue until the full plenary had been given a chance to debate and submit amendments as necessary.

Objection to Commission delegated regulation amending delegated regulation (EU) 2017/118 establishing fisheries conservation measures for the protection of the marine environment in the North Sea (B8-0299/2018)

14-06-2018

. – We voted in favour of the objection. The European Commission sought to adopt a delegated act for the North Sea that could allow electric pulse fishing in some areas in the Channel/North Sea off the Belgian coast. One measure included allowing ‘alternative seabed-impacting fishing gear’, which could have given the green light to the highly controversial practice of electric pulse fishing inside a protected area. Pulse trawl fishing is something Irish coastal communities have been very vocal against; electric fishing has been banned in many parts of the world already.

Negotiations for a new EU-ACP Partnership Agreement (B8-0274/2018)

14-06-2018

. – I voted in favour of this resolution, which is the Parliament’s input into the Commission’s negotiations with the African, Caribbean and Pacific states for a new EU-ACP partnership agreement that will replace the problematic Cotonou Agreement.
The resolution is good in that it calls for anti-poverty measures and meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals to be the key goal of the agreement, while criticising the Commission’s current text on migration.
Importantly, the resolution also questions the role of economic partnership agreements between the EU and ACP states, which have often been exploitative.
I voted in favour of amendments urging the Commission to promote transparency, and combating tax avoidance. I voted against an amendment from the EPP that states that the existing Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the EU and ACP states are a means for development, as this is inaccurate and damaging. The EPAs should not be incorporated into this general development partnership agreement.

Monitoring the application of EU law 2016 (A8-0197/2018 - Kostas Chrysogonos)

14-06-2018

. – I voted against this report, which takes stock of the application and transposition of EU law in the Member States. In general there were a number of good elements in the report, including an in—depth look at how EU laws were failing to address issues such as the gender pay gap, gender and LGBT discrimination in practice. There were also strong calls for the European Social Pillar to be delivered through legislation, as well as references to the fact that many Member States are discarding their obligations with regard to asylum and migration.
Unfortunately, the final text that was voted on included a paragraph criticising discrimination practiced on the basis of the official languages of a Member State in schools and public administration. The report viewed this as an obstacle to free movement. In Ireland, it is vital that the Irish language continues to be promoted in our public institutions. This means the continuation of certain language obligations with regard to members of the Gardaí, teachers and other sectors of our public administration. It is inappropriate for a Parliamentary Report to include calls that will in practice have far reaching consequences for the protection of national and minority languages.

Composition of the European Parliament (A8-0207/2018 - Danuta Maria Hübner, Pedro Silva Pereira)

13-06-2018

. – We voted against this recommendation. This recommendation was in relation to the draft council decision on the composition of the European Parliament for the period 2019-2024. The major theme of this recommendation focused on the new distribution of MEP seats after Brexit. Much like our position on the European Parliament Report of 7 February 2018, we were against this recommendation as it advocates that the south of Ireland would be allocated 13 MEP seats in the next European Parliamentary term. Whilst an increase of seats in the south of Ireland is to be welcomed, in real terms, since the north will be losing three seats, it means that the island of Ireland will lose a seat in the European Parliament. This represents a diminution of citizens’ rights caused by Brexit through a reduction of democratic representation. Sinn Féin believes that the north must retain its voice in the European Parliament post-Brexit, and the Taoiseach has a responsibility to ensure that these seats are allocated to the north of Ireland. Sinn Féin believes that Brexit cannot mean a reduction of representation in the European Parliament for any citizen in the island of Ireland. Therefore we voted against this recommendation.

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