Oifigeach Forbartha Gaeilge do Pháirtí Sinn Féin
Tá Liadh Ní Riada ceapaithe mar Oifigeach Forbartha Gaeilge do Pháirtí Sinn Féin. Is as Cúil-Aodha I nGaeltacht Mhuscraí ó dhúchas í Liadh. Tá cúlra aici sna Meán Cumarsáide agus í tareis neart cláracha teilifíse a stiúriú agus a léiriú. Le blianta beaga anuas, tá sí tareis bheith ag feidhmiú do eagraíocht áitiúil I gceantar Mhúscraí ag forbairt na traidisiún beil, amhránaíocht ar an sean-nós
ach go hárithe. Roghnaíodh Liadh mar an t’aon rann-phairtí sa Tír chun páirt a ghlacadh I Dioplóma Eorpach a bhaineann le bainisitiócht ar ábhair cultúrtha. Is í an té is óige do chlann Sheáin Uí Riada agus tá sí posta le Nicolas O Fúaráin (dearthóir Deilbh). Tá conaí uirthí féin agus a chlann do triúr inion I mBaile Mhuirne, Co Chorcaí. “Tá sé mar aidhm agam todhchaí agus cultúr na Gaeilge a neartú agus bheith mar pháirt lárnach do an saol Gaelach laethuil atá ag Sinn Féin.”
Sinn Féin appoints Irish language development officer
Sinn Féin has announced the appointment of Liadh Ní Riada as the party’s Irish language development officer. Party leader, Gerry Adams TD, welcoming her appointment said that the party was committed to the revival of the language and that he was looking forward to seeing the positive results of her work.
Liadh is from the Muskerry Gaeltacht of Cúil-Aodha in Co Cork. She is the youngest member of the family of composer Seán O Riada, who was famously influential in the revival of Irish traditional music in the 1960s.
She has produced and directed numerous documentaries for RTE and TG4 and most recently has been working with a group from Múscraí in developing the traditional arts, particularly sean-nós singing.
Liadh and her husband, Ballyvourney man, Nicholas Forde, a statue restorer, live in the Gaeltacht of Múscraí with their three young daughters.
“It is my ambition for Sinn Féin to strengthen our native language and culture and to ensure that it is a living and vibrant part of the daily lives of party members,” she said.
Sinn Féin is the only political party on this island which has employed someone specifically to increase the use of Irish within it and help to develop the party’s Irish language policy.