Sinn Féin has officially announced that the sitting MEP for Ireland-South, Liadh Ní Riada will contest the forthcoming Presidential Election, and after attending her nomination ceremony in Dublin today, Cllr Johnny Mythen told WexfordToday.com that “Liadh Ní Riada has been a true friend, not just to myself, but to the people of County Wexford.”
The Enniscorthy-based councillor said: “Before, and on many occasions since being elected to the European Parliament, Liadh has travelled to all parts of County Wexford and has met with Wexford-based groups on several occasions.
“She has defended the interests of Wexford’s fishermen; held meetings with management in Rosslare Europort to campaign for its upgrading; been a passionate campaigner for mental health and met with groups in the county.
“She has met with farming interests at the Bannow-Rathangan Show and is campaigning for reform of the Common Agriculture Policy in Brussels, held a public meeting in the county on Brexit and its possible implications for Co. Wexford as well as campaigning on many other issues.
“I have travelled to the European Parliament with Liadh and I know that when abroad, she will put the interests of the Irish people first, as she always has, and lead a drive to bring home a generation forced to leave since the economic crash.”
Cllr Mythen concluded that her vision for a New Ireland is a pluralist and inclusive one – a United Ireland that respects the identities and traditions of all.