Friday June 5, 2020

‘I won’t be wearing a Sinn Féin hat’

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada believes that, as president, she can be ‘a voice of those ordinary people’

7th October, 2018
Liadh Ní Riada: ‘It’s always good to have a fresh voice’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Liadh Ní Riada of Sinn Féin wants to be president because of the crises in housing and health, the unaffordability of third level education, and her belief that elderly people are being “stripped of their dignity”.

The president does not have powers to implement legislative or policy change in these areas, but Ní Riada says she would use her constitutional right to address both houses of the Oireachtas “as often...

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