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Matt Carthy is the Sinn Féin MEP for the newly created Midlands, North, West constituency. 

Matt is married to Lynn and they have four young children. He lives in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan having spent much of his childhood in Co. Roscommon.

Matt wants to be a fresh voice in Europe for the Midlands, North, West constituency.  He believes the EU parliament should not be seen as a retirement home for former TDs but rather as a platform to stand up for the Irish people.

“I am there to defend Irish interests. I am opposed to austerity and to handing more power to the EU” he says.

As someone who was born in England to Irish emigrant parents Matt knows the devastation being caused by emigration. He understands the needs of rural Ireland and will demand that resources are delivered fairly to regions most in need of support and that agriculture is recognised as central to the development of local economies.  

Securing increased investment from the European Investment Bank in job creation will be a priority for Matt.

10 Monaghan St
Co Monaghan

Tel: 0429674001
opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm Monday to Friday
email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Statements (676)

Sinn Féin delivers – Carthy welcomes opening of MABS advice centre in Athy29 January, 2014

Cautious welcome for independent investigation into undergrounding of powerlines – Carthy28 January, 2014

Funding must be provided to flood-stricken areas without delay – Carthy24 January, 2014

Enda Kenny’s comments on emigration a disgrace – Carthy23 January, 2014

MEP candidate Carthy expresses deep concern at reports that European Commission to back fracking15 January, 2014

Carthy calls on Coveney to intervene as industrial action by agricultural officers looms14 January, 2014

Carthy welcomes An Bord Pleanála decision on Offaly wind farm9 January, 2014

EU funding for storm damage should be applied for immediately – Carthy8 January, 2014

Barrosso comments expose failures of Ireland’s ‘yes men’ in Europe20 December, 2013

EirGrid have again failed to listen to communities - Matt Carthy17 December, 2013


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