The Sinn Féin EU candidate for the Midlands Northwest constituency, Matt Carthy, will be continuing his campaign of community engagement in Louth this week.
Speaking in advance of his visit Cllr Carthy said:
“This week I will be in Co. Louth to continue my campaign of listening and engaging with communities across the 15 counties of the Midlands Northwest constituency.
“Although this EU constituency is vast, the issues affecting each of the counties are similar and I am hearing a clear message that people have had enough of the old style politics that is represented by our current MEPs. I believe that people are increasingly willing to support a candidate who will be a young, fresh voice in the European parliament, someone who will stand up for Ireland’s interests in Europe.
“Louth, like my own county of Monaghan, has suffered as a result of unemployment and emigration. Austerity measures have had a significant impact on struggling people. Mortgage debt is a major issue. Public services, in particular the health and ambulance services are seriously struggling to meet demands.
“This evening I will be in Dunleer attending a meeting with the local committee campaigning to have their railway station re-opened. Tomorrow I will meet with voters and community groups who are campaigning every day for equal access to services and for a fair deal for the people of Louth. On Thursday I will attend the public launch of Sinn Féin’s local election campaign in Louth where 11 candidates will put forward their vision for the county.
“I am looking forward to some good engagements in Co. Louth this week and I hope to bring my message of real representation in Europe to as many voters as possible over the course of this campaign.”