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Matt Carthy MEP


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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 (799)

UNICEF Report on Child Poverty shows children are paying price for Government Policy – Carthy28 October, 2014

Minister for Agriculture has allowed meat processors to ‘run amok’ - Carthy28 October, 2014

Carthy appointed member of key EU - US Delegation as TTIP Talks progress23 October, 2014

Sinn Féin MEPs vote against European Commission - Carthy reaffirms Commitment to work with Phil Hogan on Agricultural Issues22 October, 2014

Matt Carthy challenges Europe's austerity obsession21 October, 2014

Government should amend legislation to exempt childcare facilities from Commercial Rates - Carthy21 October, 2014

Carthy meets Comhar na nOileán to galvanise EU supports for island communities16 October, 2014

“Budget does nothing to ensure the recovery of Rural Communities” – Carthy16 October, 2014

"Successful economies need policies based on public investment and wage protection" - Carthy13 October, 2014

Carthy and Anderson take part in Global Frackdown Day7 October, 2014


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