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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 (681)

Carthy attends CAP information meeting in Claremorris26 March, 2014

Carthy on delegation with Minister for Housing calls for major social housing programme26 March, 2014

Carthy backs campaign to reopen Dunleer railway station25 March, 2014

MEP candidate Carthy in Louth this week24 March, 2014

MEP candidate Carthy launches petition to scrap May 1st Carbon Tax hike24 March, 2014

Time is running out for government to scrap Carbon Tax hike – Carthy21 March, 2014

Carthy: Competence of MEPs questioned after Gallagher and Higgins attempt to explain votes on Trichet letter20 March, 2014

Carthy welcomes EU vote to scrap roaming charges18 March, 2014

Ireland needs a fresh voice in EU Parliament, not a return to the Fianna Fáil old-guard – Carthy15 March, 2014

Sinn Féin request to release Jean Claude Trichet bailout letter supported by EU Parliament despite MEP Jim Higgins voting against its release15 March, 2014


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