Welcome for Cannabis licence for Ava Barry, but more need help – Councillor Martin Browne

  Councillor Martin Browne of Sinn Féin Tiobraid Árann has expressed his delight at the news that his intervention today in the case of the 7 year old medical refugee Ava Barry has yielded a successful result. Cllr Browne cautions however that there are many, many more children and families that need similar treatment. Cllr […]

Sinn Fein Councillors Vote Against Closed-Door Budget

The Tipperary Sinn Féin team are proud to say they kept their word, and they honoured their commitment, by voting against the Tipperary County Council budget.   Unsurprisingly, the conservatives of Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and some independents voted in favour of increasing the tax on a family home by 10%. The Local Property Tax […]

Varadkar Only Offers Opportunity For Homelessness – Martin Browne

Cllr Martin Browne of Sinn Féin has condemned Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s alleged “Republic of Opportunity” saying that real employment isn’t being created, and that the homeless figures which continue to increase show the lie behind the propaganda. Speaking at the 2nd March for Change in Clonmel, Cllr Browne said: “Leo Varadkar speaks fine words, and makes a […]

EU Commission Setting DangerousTrade Precedent Without Debate – Carthy

Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West Matt Carthy has called on Tánaiste & Trade Minister, Frances Fitzgerald, to ensure a full public debate on the proposed EU Investor Court before public services are put at risk.  Commenting on reports that EU and Japan are due to reach a final agreement on a Free […]

Fine Gael Helps Trash Corporate Tax Transparency Initiative – Seamus Carthy MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has condemned a Fine Gael European Parliament vote on corporate tax transparency, saying the party has helped secretive multinationals avoid public scrutiny of their tax affairs. This follows a joint vote yesterday evening by the ECON (Economic and Monetary Affairs) and JURI (Legal Affairs) committees in Strasbourg, in which conservative […]

Hogan Must Suspend Brazilian Beef And Poultry Imports Immediately – Carthy

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has called for a suspension of all beef and poultry imports from Brazil and the immediate cessation of trade talks between the EU and Mercosur countries following recent shocking revelations. Matt Carthy said: “The European Commission must cease using the agricultural sector as a bargaining chip in trade negotiations. “Revelations […]

Exhume bodies from Seán Ross Abbey – Cllr Martin Browne

After hearing of reports of small bones being ploughed up in the 1980s Cllr Martin Browne of Sinn Féin has called for exhumation and respectful re-interment of young children buried in a mass grave in Seán Ross Abbey, Roscrea. Cllr Browne said: “With the discovery of proof that 796 young children and babies had died […]

Carthy Challenges PwC Leader On Tax Scams At Panama Papers Inquiry

The Panama Papers inquiry in the European Parliament held a hearing in Brussels looking at the role of lawyers, bankers and accountants in facilitating tax avoidance, tax evasion and money laundering. Sinn Féin MEP and inquiry committee member Matt Carthy challenged PriceWaterhouse Coopers Global Tax Policy Leader Prof Stef van Weeghel on the conflict of […]

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada in Tipperary

Sinn MEP Liadh Ní Riada was in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary on Friday to meet the River Shannon Protection Alliance group along with Cllr Séamie Morris. Liadh heard first hand from people who have been affected by the lowering water levels on Lough Derg among many other issues. Liadh agrees that Lough Derg is vital for […]

Carthy Calls On Government To Stop Delaying Release Of Apple Ruling


Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has called on the Irish government to stop delaying the release of the European Commission’s competition department’s ruling on Apple. Carthy was speaking following a meeting this week between Competition Commissioner Margarethe Vestager and several Irish MEPs, which included his colleague Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson. Speaking from Strasbourg, Carthy, […]

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