Liadh Ní Riada

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Liadh Ní Riada
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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Constituency South
Personal details
Born (1966-11-24) 24 November 1966 (age 52)
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin / GUE/NGL
Spouse(s) Nicky Forde
Fiachra Ó hAodha (deceased)
Alma mater Dublin Institute of Technology
Cork Institute of Technology
Fondation Marcel Hicter

Liadh Ní Riada (pronounced [ˈl̠ʲiə niː ˈɾʲiəd̪ˠə], born 24 November 1966[1]) is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Ireland's South constituency, representing Sinn Féin. She is a native speaker of the Irish language and is a television producer and director, as well as Sinn Féin's Irish language officer. Ní Riada was elected in May 2014 with 125,309 first-preference votes.[2] Ní Riada is the daughter of composer Seán Ó Riada.


  1. "Seán Ó Riada Collection Descriptive List" (PDF). University College Cork Library. July 2006. Retrieved 31 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Roche, Barry (26 May 2014). "Ireland South: Crowley and Ní Riada elected". The Irish Times. Retrieved 26 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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