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# matt-carthy - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Brexit divorce deal was 'the easy part'; and more 'last-minute turmoil' on the way, Irish MEPs say

Irish MEPs regret that Brexit has become an inevitability, with one saying that “as an Irish person, I can’t feel any happiness” towards the certainty it created.

# matt-carthy - Monday 23 December, 2019

Sinn Féin accuses Fianna Fáil of trying to 'shut down legitimate conversation' on a United Ireland

MEP Matt Carthy responded today to comments made by Micheál Martin about a United Ireland border poll.

# matt-carthy - Friday 30 August, 2019

'A huge blow': Concern as 68 workers face redundancy at Monaghan dairy site

The redundancies at Lakeland Dairies were announced today.

# matt-carthy - Thursday 30 August, 2018

A Kildare branch of Sinn Féin wants Matt Carthy to be its presidential candidate

It had been suggested that Matt Carthy’s colleague Liadh Ní Riada would be Sinn Féin’s presidential candidate.

# matt-carthy - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

'This company has simply treated passengers abysmally': Ryanair criticised in EU Parliament

The airline was criticised it on numerous fronts for its treatment of its workers and passengers.

# matt-carthy - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit

Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the EU to implement plans for a common defence strategy

# matt-carthy - Friday 30 June, 2017

Unionists have nothing to fear from a united Ireland

British identity can and must be accommodated in an agreed, united Ireland, writes Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy.

# matt-carthy - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'Ceta has a corporate driven agenda': What Ireland could learn from the tiny region of Wallonia

“The Irish government is the chief cheerleader for this trade agenda,” writes Matt Carthy, who firmly believes it is doing Irish people a disservice.

# matt-carthy - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

MEPs laugh at Jean-Claude Juncker when he says Europe is fighting tax evasion

Earlier, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes said: “Changing the rules, however appalling [they are], is not smart.”

# matt-carthy - Monday 18 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Luke 'Ming' Flanagan right about other Irish MEPs' poor record of attendance?

The Independent MEP says he’s the only Irish member who regularly shows up for the Agriculture Committee. FactCheck puts that claim to the test.

# matt-carthy - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

The Debate Room: Should we be afraid of the trade deal the EU and US are cooking up?

What is the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and what does it mean to you? We asked two experts with different viewpoints what is at play here.

# matt-carthy - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Would you vote if there was another election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Would you vote if there was another election?

Sinn Féin has said that they “aren’t afraid” should another election be called.

# matt-carthy - Friday 8 January, 2016

Sinn Féin welcomes involvement of former IRA prisoners in election campaign

Gerry Adams and director of elections Matt Carthy have faced questions about the involvement of former political prisoners in the election campaign.

# matt-carthy - Thursday 30 July, 2015

Poll: Would you like to see a united Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to see a united Ireland?

Sinn Fein’s MEP Matt Carthy says Ireland would be better off with a single economy.

# matt-carthy - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Left-wing campaigners are derailing a US free-trade deal for 'political reasons': Hayes

Debate on the so-called TTIP was suspended this morning amid angry scenes.

# matt-carthy - Saturday 7 March, 2015

Mary Lou says Alan Kelly has her 'quaking in her stilettos' Sarcasm Alert This post contains videos

Mary Lou says Alan Kelly has her 'quaking in her stilettos'

Meanwhile, a Syrizan minister got TWO standing ovations at Sinn Féin’s Ard Fheis.

# matt-carthy - Thursday 5 March, 2015

How Jean-Claude Trichet WILL speak to the banking inquiry (sort of) Let's Talk This post contains videos

How Jean-Claude Trichet WILL speak to the banking inquiry (sort of)

The former ECB president may take questions when he visits Dublin next month – but not in Leinster House.

# matt-carthy - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Watch this Sinn Féin MEP's somewhat surprising answer to the Gerry Adams/IRA question Off Script This post contains videos

Watch this Sinn Féin MEP's somewhat surprising answer to the Gerry Adams/IRA question

Does Matt Carthy believe Adams when he says he was never a member of the IRA?

# matt-carthy - Monday 2 March, 2015

'A kick in the backside': Sinn Féin MEP on THAT smackdown from Phil Hogan Big Philly Style This post contains videos

'A kick in the backside': Sinn Féin MEP on THAT smackdown from Phil Hogan

Matt Carthy was on the receiving end of a political smackdown from Ireland’s European Commissioner last year.

# matt-carthy - Thursday 19 February, 2015

ECB head: Ireland could have burned bondholders

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# matt-carthy - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Speeding tourists won't be able to escape penalties under new law

The European Parliament has passed legislation to allow police forces in different Member States to share data.

# matt-carthy - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Shock in Monaghan as Bose closure sees 140 jobs axed

The company had been manufacturing audio systems in Monaghan since 1978, but will wind down and cease operations in April.

# matt-carthy - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Sorry Ireland, Draghi says the ECB won't be fronting the banking inquiry

The central bank has been accused of treating Ireland with disdain.

# matt-carthy - Saturday 4 October, 2014

"I hope you won’t get into trouble...": Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

"I hope you won’t get into trouble...": Here are the winners and losers from the political week

The McNulty omnishambles just wouldn’t go away, Big Phil’s Big Grilling failed to materialise, and a Tory minister landed himself in hot water – over a poem.

# matt-carthy - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Laughter and applause for Phil Hogan, as Sinn Féin challenge falls flat

Big Phil’s anticipated ‘Big Grilling’ failed to materialise at the EU Parliament this morning, and the agriculture committee has now voted to back him as commissioner.

# matt-carthy - Monday 26 May, 2014

Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West

The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.

# matt-carthy - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition TBT

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition

From befriending Tom Cruise to stealing each other’s outfits, our politicians have done it all.

# matt-carthy - Monday 19 May, 2014

7 things we learned from last night's Midlands North-West Prime Time debate

They came, they shouted, they argued and then they all went home.

# matt-carthy - Monday 28 April, 2014

The first opinion poll of the European elections has focused minds... and sharpened knives

There’s plenty for the political parties and the independents to think about after the first European election poll at the weekend.

# matt-carthy - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Fine Gael and Labour are 'austerity junkies' failing to attract investment - Pearse Doherty

Sinn Féín has called on the government to access more funding from the European Investment Bank to stimulate job creation.

# matt-carthy - Sunday 6 April, 2014

'Current MEPs? Hardworking, but failures' - Matt Carthy runs for Europe

The 36-year-old Sinn Féin candidate has been in politics since 1999.

# matt-carthy - Saturday 22 March, 2014

'Ludicrous': Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher dismisses Sinn Féin attack over Trichet letter vote

Sinn Féin MEP candidate Matt Carthy said that the odds of three votes being incorrect due to a technical fault were ‘astronomical’.

# matt-carthy - Saturday 8 February, 2014

9 things we've learned from the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Hundreds of Sinn Féin delegates gathered at the Wexford Opera House this weekend, but what did we learn? Here’s what found out…

# matt-carthy - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Student denied a grant by SUSI, despite being €7,600 below income threshold

A Sinn Féin councillor says that he had to write to SUSI to explain that €46,661 is less than €54,240.

# matt-carthy - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Hayes says 'wait and see' on Euro election run but Norah Casey insists: 'I'm out'

With the new constituencies decided political parties will soon be picking who they want to represent them in next year’s European Parliament election.