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 Liadh Ní Riada
(1966-11-24) 24 November 1966 (age 51)
Dublin, Ireland
Political party  Irish:
Sinn Féin
Spouse(s) Fiachra Ó hAodha
(m. 2000; d. 2008)
Nicky Forde (m. 2012)
Relations Seán Ó Riada (Father)
Children 3
Alma mater
Website Official website

Liadh Ní Riada (pronounced [ˈl̠ʲiə niː ˈɾʲiəd̪ˠə], born 24 November 1966) is an Irish politician who has served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Ireland since 2014. She is a member of Sinn Féin, part of the European United Left–Nordic Green Left.[1]

She is a native speaker of the Irish language[2] 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.[3] 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. 
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  3. ^ Roche, Barry (26 May 2014). "Ireland South: Crowley and Ní Riada elected". The Irish Times. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 

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