Matt Carthy MEP Welcomes German Acknowledgement That TTIP Has Collapsed

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has welcomed the statement of Germany’s Economy Minister and Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel that the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have all but collapsed. However, Mr Carthy said that the campaign against the regressive and dangerous EU trade agenda must continue. He said that there are still many within the EU establishment who will vigorously pursue […]

Carthy Calls For More Transparency As Dáil Opens TTIP ‘Reading Room’

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has welcomed the establishment of a Dáil reading room for TDs and Senators to view documents relating to the EU-US trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), as a step in the right direction.   The development was announced this week in a letter to Ceann Comhairle Seán O […]

TTIP leaks further raise public fears – Matt Carthy MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said leaked TTIP negotiation texts will further raise public fears about the far-reaching US-EU trade deal. The Midlands/North West MEP added that the leaks also highlight the extreme secrecy and lack of democracy surrounding TTIP negotiations. He said any new Irish Government should stand up for Irish workers, farmers […]

European Parliament discusses impact of U.S. Trade deal on Agriculture – In Private! – Carthy

The Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West, Matt Carthy, has warned that Irish farmers need to be extremely concerned about the potential negative impact that EU trade deals with the USA, Canada and Mercosur countries could have on Agriculture. Mr. Carthy was speaking following a meeting of the European Parliament’s Agriculture & Rural […]

TTIP DestructiveTo Tipperary Farming

Cllr Séamie Morris of Sinn Féin has attacked as destructive to Irish farming and Irish food standards the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). He argues that the agricultural sector needs the right conditions to maintain development, but TTIP threatens to undermine the good work done by Irish farming communities. Cllr Morris said: “As […]

ISDS – Investor State Dispute Settlement Explained – Flanagan MEP

by Luke Ming Flanagan MEP It’s become a hot topic, this ISDS. It is in fact the reason that the ‘grand coalition’ in the European Parliament is in disarray on the whole TTIP debate at the moment. This week in the European Parliament, in what was a transparently political move by the President Mr Schultz, […]

Irish MEPs must stand up for Irish Interests at key TTIP vote this week

Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West Matt Carthy has today called on Irish MEPs to take a stand and vote against the controversial Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanism when the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership report comes before the European Plenary in Strasbourg this Wednesday. Carthy said: “The Investor State Dispute Settlement […]

Irish Congress of Trade Unions concerned about impact of TTIP on Worker’s Rights – Carthy

Commenting on a letter circulated to Irish MEPs on behalf of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions in advance of this Thursday’svote on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Sinn Féín MEP for the Midlands North West Matt Carthy has called on Ireland’s representative on the Committee, Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly to use […]