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

501

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

02-05-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(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)

Activities of the European Ombudsman in 2016 (debate)

15-11-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)11-15(20)

General budget of the European Union for 2018 - all sections (debate)

24-10-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)10-24(13)

One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

02-10-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)10-02(19)

The future of the Erasmus+ programme (debate)

13-09-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)09-13(21)

Presentation of the programme of activities of the Estonian Presidency (debate)

05-07-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)07-05(6)

EU action for sustainability - High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (debate)

05-07-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)07-05(14)

Reports - as rapporteur

3

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

98

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

37

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

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016, Section III - Commission and executive agencies

CULT
26-01-2018 CULT_AD(2018)613438

OPINION on the next MFF: preparing the Parliament’s position on the MFF post-2020

CULT
06-12-2017 CULT_AD(2017)610693

OPINION on the implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative in the Member States

BUDG
24-11-2017 BUDG_AD(2017)610811

OPINION on EU Citizenship Report 2017: Strengthening Citizens’ Rights in a Union of Democratic Change

CULT
23-10-2017 CULT_AD(2017)606026

OPINION on control of spending and monitoring of EU Youth Guarantee schemes’ cost-effectiveness

BUDG
31-08-2017 BUDG_AD(2017)606163

Institutional motions for resolutions

33

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

134

Valentia Island Ferry

27-04-2018 E-002381/2018 Commission

Multiannual Plan for the North Sea and its implications for Ireland

25-04-2018 P-002280/2018 Commission

VAT rate on provision of locum GPs

13-03-2018 E-001520/2018 Commission

Freedom of expression under threat in Spain

27-02-2018 E-001252/2018 Commission

Reduction in US funding for UNRWA

07-02-2018 E-000745/2018 Commission

Ireland: Economic value of fish stocks

01-02-2018 P-000622/2018 Commission

Regulation of recreational fisheries

01-02-2018 E-000617/2018 Commission

Provision of special education

01-02-2018 E-000616/2018 Commission

Electric pulse trawl fishing

01-02-2018 E-000615/2018 Commission

Cork flood relief project

26-01-2018 E-000438/2018 Commission

Oral questions

18

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

Regarding leaked consolidated TTIP chapter

04-04-2016 O-000061/2016 Commission

Written explanations of vote

500

Protocol to the EU-Uzbekistan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (accession of Croatia) (A8-0104/2018 - Jozo Radoš)

03-05-2018

. – I voted in favour of this report which was a technical measure to update the text of the Protocol to the EU-Uzbekistan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement to account for Croatia's membership of the EU.
The Partnership and Cooperation Agreement was adopted in 2011 before Croatia was an EU member state, this vote was a technical revision to take Croatia's EU membership into account.

EU-Korea Framework Agreement (accession of Croatia) (A8-0120/2018 - Tokia Saïfi)

03-05-2018

. – I voted in favour of this report which was a technical measure to update the text of the EU Korea Framework Agreement to account of Croatia's membership of the EU.
The Framework agreement was adopted in 2010 before Croatia was an EU member state.

Subjecting the new psychoactive substance ADB-CHMINACA to control measures (A8-0133/2018 - Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz)

03-05-2018

. – I voted in favour of implementing control measures on ADB-CHMINACA. This decision aims at preventing this harmful substance being sold to consumers. Legal Highs are lethal, toxic and in some cases, more potent than drugs such as cocaine and have throughout Ireland and Europe caused deaths, destroyed families, and have caused severe illness and psychosis. Legal highs are used most commonly by people who are the victims of homelessness, young people in care, or prisoners and Sinn Féin cannot stand by and allow these substances and their manufactures to exploit the most vulnerable in our societies.

Subjecting the new psychoactive substance CUMYL-4CN-BINACA to control measures (A8-0134/2018 - Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz)

03-05-2018

. – I voted in favour of implementing control measures on CUMYL-4CN-BINACA. This decision aims at preventing this harmful substance being sold to consumers. Legal Highs are lethal, toxic and in some cases, more potent than drugs such as cocaine and have throughout Ireland and Europe caused deaths, destroyed families, and have caused severe illness and psychosis. Legal highs are used most commonly by people who are the victims of homelessness, young people in care, or prisoners and Sinn Féin cannot stand by and allow these substances and their manufactures to exploit the most vulnerable in our societies.

Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2017/010 BE/Caterpillar (A8-0148/2018 - Eider Gardiazabal Rubial)

03-05-2018

. – I voted in favour of this report to release funds and assist redundant workers' reintegration into the workforce who had been let go by Caterpillar or their suppliers in Brussels.
Recent changes in global trade patterns and a decrease in the cost of Chinese steel, lower labour costs in Asia and the fragility of Caterpillar's market in Europe (it is depending on public-private partnership investments in infrastructure which have been greatly reduced) has meant that Caterpillar has relocated a number of its European factories to East Asia in order to be closer to their markets over there. This has led to the closure of its factory in Gosselies, next to Charleroi, Hainaut region, Belgium and 5 of its suppliers leaving 2 287 workers redundant. This region has already been hit with high levels of unemployment, deprivation and deindustrialisation.
I voted in favour of this because, while Sinn Féin does not see the EGF as in any way a solution or compensation to destructive global trade patterns in their current form, it makes sense to use it to alleviate the suffering caused in regions which have suffered because of them.

Annual report 2016 on the protection of EU’s financial interests - Fight against fraud (A8-0135/2018 - Gilles Pargneaux)

03-05-2018

. – I voted to abstain on this report. There were a number of positive elements in terms of the need to improve the means of detecting fraud and fight corruption. However, in its analysis on VAT fraud , the report welcomed the Commission proposal of moving to a single VAT area in the EU. This runs contrary to Sinn Féin's position that Member States should have full autonomy on deciding and implementing taxation policies. While this is an important issue, due to the fact that the vast majority of the report was positive I abstained.

Objection pursuant to Rule 106: genetically modified sugar beet H7-1 (B8-0220/2018)

03-05-2018

. – I voted in favour of this objection. This is the latest objection brought forward by the European Parliament against the Commission’s GMO authorisation, objected on the same grounds of exceeding the implementing powers in the basic act. The genetically modified crop in question confers tolerance to glyphosate and would consequently be exposed to higher dosages of the chemical. This would influence the composition of plants and have adverse effects on biodiversity and soil quality, not to mention on human and animal health, while also paving the way for vast monocultures. There is also a lack of scientific evidence from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on the chemical residues and the composition of the plants. Sinn Féin opposes the current authorisation procedure due to it being non-democratic decision-making.

Annual report on the control of the financial activities of the European Investment Bank for 2016 (A8-0139/2018 - Marco Valli)

03-05-2018

. – I voted in favour of this report due to its critical stance on transparency and accountability in the EIB. I support its calls for transparency of all operations and disclosure of all operational information on signed operations through the scoreboard of indicators. I support the view that there exists a lack of accountability in the EIB and a need to find ways to address it; such as the need for the Court of Auditors to step up its evaluations of EIB operations. Furthermore, it importantly notes the conflicts of interests to arising from a “revolving door” policy between EIB top management and the private sector.
This report also highlights key areas of oversight by EIB on environmental issues; such as the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, and questions the overall cost-effectiveness of some of the banks operating activities. It calls on the EIB to foster financing of projects in alignment with its climate strategy and the Paris Agreement.
For these reasons I voted in favour of the report.

Presidential elections in Venezuela (B8-0225/2018)

03-05-2018

. – I voted against this resolution for two reasons. First, the resolution assumes that the outcome of a democratic process is illegitimate before a vote has even taken place. Sinn Fein believes the Venezuelan people are entitled to this opportunity to vote without EU interference. The Resolution refuses to recognise the election, insists new elections occur on EU terms, calls for expanded EU sanctions against Venezuelan ministers, and demands Venezuela’s economic problems be “fixed” using neoliberal agreements with the likes of the IMF and World Bank.
Sinn Fein wishes to see a free and fair election take place in Venezuela, and for an end the recent crises. This should include maximum participation by opposition parties in the process and the opportunity for international election observation missions.
Venezuela faces major economic and political challenges, where no side is blameless, and where more dialogue is necessary. This resolution was proposed at the last moment, and is intended to be a political statement. Sinn Fein does not support the EU delivering political messages, such as contained in this resolution, deliberately intended to influence the outcome of an election. It is imperative that the Venezuelan people are given the opportunity to decide for themselves, through democratic participation, whether the conditions for the vote are reasonable.

Cohesion policy and thematic objective ‘promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures’ (A8-0136/2018 - Andrey Novakov)

03-05-2018

. – I voted against this report. Its aim is to promote sustainable transport, however it aims to do this by praising public-private partnerships, and calling for the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) to serve as a platform for public-private partnerships. It calls for a fair balance between public and private investors in the sharing of profit and losses. The report calls for public guarantees for private investment, which Sinn Fein opposes. Its references to infrastructure and transport policy does not adhere to the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement. For these reasons I voted against the report.

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