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# matt-carthy - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

HSE says testing at meat plants suspended until next week to help meet 'significant rise in demand' for community tests
# Community Testing
# Community Testing

HSE says testing at meat plants suspended until next week to help meet 'significant rise in demand' for community tests

Sep 9th 2020, 9:37 PM 24,026 Views 33 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy described the decision as “reckless” and “inexplicable”.

# matt-carthy - Saturday 11 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,195 Views 22 Comments

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
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

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

Dec 23rd 2019, 1:57 PM 17,198 Views 91 Comments

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
# Lakeland Dairies
# Lakeland Dairies

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

Aug 30th 2019, 9:36 PM 32,169 Views 10 Comments

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
# Linn Féin
# Linn Féin

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

Aug 30th 2018, 4:41 PM 16,907 Views 41 Comments

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
# Criticism
# Criticism

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

Oct 4th 2017, 9:32 AM 10,979 Views 44 Comments

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
# Security
# Security

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

Sep 13th 2017, 5:52 PM 17,715 Views 181 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Unionists have nothing to fear from a united Ireland

Jun 30th 2017, 8:30 PM 7,460 Views 101 Comments

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
# Trade Deal
# Trade Deal

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

Oct 29th 2016, 6:00 PM 2,155 Views 85 Comments

“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
# Bite Of The Apple
# Bite Of The Apple

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

Sep 14th 2016, 10:08 AM 20,936 Views 87 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Jul 18th 2016, 6:15 AM 47,326 Views 67 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 17th 2016, 8:00 AM 266 Views 138 Comments

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
# Your Say

Would you vote if there was another election?

Apr 17th 2016, 9:32 AM 32,677 Views 136 Comments

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
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

Sinn Féin welcomes involvement of former IRA prisoners in election campaign

Jan 8th 2016, 1:27 PM 17,910 Views 258 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Would you like to see a united Ireland?

Jul 30th 2015, 8:35 AM 80,472 Views 251 Comments

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
# Stars And Gripes
# Stars And Gripes

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

Jun 10th 2015, 2:47 PM 26,106 Views 151 Comments

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
# Sarcasm Alert

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

Mar 7th 2015, 1:08 PM 23,576 Views 232 Comments

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
# Let's Talk

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

Mar 5th 2015, 6:19 PM 5,160 Views 19 Comments

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
# Off Script

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

Mar 4th 2015, 8:00 AM 17,715 Views 199 Comments

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
# Big Philly Style

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

Mar 2nd 2015, 5:53 PM 14,541 Views 32 Comments

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
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

ECB head: Ireland could have burned bondholders

Feb 19th 2015, 11:55 AM 18,318 Views 80 Comments

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
# Slow Down
# Slow Down

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

Feb 12th 2015, 6:05 PM 33,132 Views 39 Comments

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
# Gone
# Gone

Shock in Monaghan as Bose closure sees 140 jobs axed

Jan 22nd 2015, 6:25 PM 23,153 Views 33 Comments

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
# No Show
# No Show

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

Nov 18th 2014, 10:57 AM 7,397 Views 46 Comments

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
# House Of Cards

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

Oct 4th 2014, 6:30 PM 14,005 Views 26 Comments

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
# Good Hearing
# Good Hearing

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

Oct 2nd 2014, 9:30 PM 48,688 Views 236 Comments

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
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

May 26th 2014, 6:00 AM 8,619 Views 15 Comments

The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.

# matt-carthy - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition
# TBT
# TBT

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition

May 22nd 2014, 1:05 PM 7,764 Views 8 Comments

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
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

May 19th 2014, 8:06 AM 28,778 Views 93 Comments

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
# Analysis
# Analysis

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

Apr 28th 2014, 11:33 AM 8,294 Views 47 Comments

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
# Investment
# Investment

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

Apr 17th 2014, 12:41 PM 6,716 Views 115 Comments

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
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

Apr 6th 2014, 10:30 AM 10,043 Views 107 Comments

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
# Error
# Error

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

Mar 22nd 2014, 8:10 AM 9,705 Views 114 Comments

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
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis
# Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

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

Feb 8th 2014, 9:00 PM 22,616 Views 61 Comments

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

# matt-carthy - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Student denied a grant by SUSI, despite being €7,600 below income threshold
# Wake Up Lil SUSI
# Wake Up Lil SUSI

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

Nov 21st 2013, 11:34 AM 36,240 Views 59 Comments

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'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

Sep 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,085 Views 34 Comments

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