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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 (677)

Rural post offices should be protected and enhanced – Matt Carthy14 May, 2014

Matt Carthy calls for community concerns to be addressed in pylon review13 May, 2014

Matt Carthy calls for increased engagement as seaweed harvesting company sold9 May, 2014

Matt Carthy calls for VAT exemption for mountain rescue teams8 May, 2014

Legrain comments point to failure of outgoing MEPs to stand up for Irish interests – Matt Carthy7 May, 2014

Thomas Byrne needs to take a deep breath and calm down – Matt Carthy6 May, 2014

No accident that counties with lowest jobs investment are in Midlands Northwest – Matt Carthy6 May, 2014

Future of rural Ireland depends on strong network of family farms – Matt Carthy2 May, 2014

Tackling poverty in Ireland and EU depends on ending austerity – Matt Carthy1 May, 2014

Time almost up for government on Carbon Tax increase – Matt Carthy29 April, 2014


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