[lg policy] Eire: Ni Riada is Sinn Fein's Irish language officer

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Apr 13 15:43:15 UTC 2012

Ni Riada is Sinn Fein's Irish language officer


Thursday April 12 2012

A MUSKERRY gaelgoir has been appointed Sinn Féin's Irish language
development officer.

Party leader Gerry Adams TD said that the appointment of Liadh Ní
Riada, daughter of famous composer Seán O Riada, was proof 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.

"Sinn Féin is the only political party on this island that has
employed someone specifically to increase the use of Irish within it
and help to develop the party's Irish language policy," Ms Ní Riada
said this week.

"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."

Ms Ní Riada is from Cúil-aodha and has produced and directed numerous
documentaries for RTE and TG4, as well as most recently 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



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