EuroParlRadio’s Editor, Karen Coleman talks to Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada about being shortlisted for a 2015 MEP of the Year award.
The Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada says it
would be a dream come true if she won an MEP of the year award. The Ireland
South MEP was recently shortlisted for the award. She was nominated on the back
of her work on the LEADER programme. Ms ni Riada is the only Irish MEP up for
one of the coveted annual European Parliament awards this year. However, she’s
got to canvas other MEPs to support her and she’s up against stiff competition from
the biggest group in the European Parliament – the European Peoples Party
Out words: for votes
The Greek government and people need
solidarity and not unacceptable conditions. That’s the warning from the
Independent MEP Marian Harkin. She has criticised the Irish government’s stance
towards Greece. The Finance minister Michael Noonan has insisted that Greece
cannot expect any write-down of its debts. However, Ms Harkin says that there
are other solutions other than debt-write downs that could work.
Out words: do now