MEP Matt Carthy

  • Sinn Fein MEP for this region, Matt Carthy says he hopes those behind a fire attack on the car of a County Leitrim TD are brought to justice.

    The apparent attack happened outside the home of his party colleague, TD Martin Kenny at Aughavas, near Ballinamore at around half 2 yesterday morning.

    Last week in the Dail Deputy Kenny spoke up in support of a controversial centre for asylum seekers in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim.

    Gardai are appealing for witnesses who were in the area between midnight and 3am yesterday to contact them.

    MEP Carthy says the community is appalled by the blaze:

  • Midlands-Northwest  MEP  Matt Carthy claims the British Government is 'playing a very dangerous game' over Brexit.

    The Sinn Fein MEP is calling on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to intensify his plans for a no-deal scenario.

    Boris Johnson says the UK will leave the EU by the end of October - with or without an agreement.

    Matt Carthy insists Ireland needs to be better prepared for a crash-out Brexit.

  • Yesterday's Dail vote rejecting the EU / Mercosur trade deal is very significant, as it sends a strong message to the Government that Ireland must reject this deal.

    That's according to Midlands-Northwest Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy.

    The Sinn Fein, calling for the rejection of the Mercosur deal, was carried by 84 votes to 46, with Fianna Fail deputies backing the motion.

    On Wednesday, over 1,000 beef farmers demonstrated against the deal outside Leinster House.

    MEP Matt Carthy says this trade deal is a bad deal for Ireland, farmers and the environment, and he told Midwest News that the Dáil vote puts pressure now on the Irish Government to do all it can to stop this deal..