‘No more excuses on establishing NAMA inquiry’ – Carthy

Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy has said there can be no more excuses or stalling on establishing a commission of investigation into NAMA. Speaking in the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, Carthy said: “The Fianna Fáil government’s response to the financial and banking crisis in Ireland included well known pillars such as the burdening of […]

Carthy: ‘We want our money back’

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has demanded the Irish government immediately act to recover the €13 billion plus interest owed to the state by Apple. Carthy said: “Following today’s ruling by the Commission, the facts are indisputable. The sweetheart deals provided to Apple by Irish Revenue in 1991 and 2007 provided an unfair selective advantage […]

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 […]

OECD confirms Irish economy needs to increase support for local indigenous enterprise – Matt Carthy MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said an OECD report on the Irish economy released this week warns the Irish government that its support for multinational enterprises needs to be rebalanced towards local small and medium enterprises. The Sinn Féin MEP said: “The OECD has confirmed Sinn Féin’s analysis that the Irish economy needs to increase support for local indigenous enterprise rather than focus on tax breaks for multinationals in the knowledge-based […]

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 […]

Panama Leaks must be Catalyst to delivering Tax Justice – Matt Carthy MEP

Sinn Féin Midlands North West MEP, Matt Carthy has said that the colossal leak of more than 11.5 million financial and legal records, known as the Panama Papers, must be used as an opportunity to bring those who continue to engage in deceitful and destructive tax practices to justice.   Carthy, who is a member […]

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 […]

Labour TD’s pledge on Irish Water a clear attempt to mislead electorate – Matt Carthy MEP

Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West and Director of Elections Matt Carthy has stated that the actions of some Labour TDs in signing the SIPTU pledge on a referendum to ensure that Irish Water remains in public ownership will do nothing to restore the trust of the Irish people. Speaking in advance of […]

Matt Carthy MEP takes up role as Sinn Féin Director of Elections

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has been appointed as the party’s Director of Elections for the upcoming general election. Speaking in Dublin today Mr Carthy said: “I am honoured and privileged to be appointment as Sinn Féin Director of Elections. The coming General Election is one of the most important in both the history of […]

Carthy questions U.S. Agriculture Secretary on Beef & TTIP

The Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands Northwest, Matt Carthy, this week engaged in a dialogue with the US Secretary for Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, when he attended a meeting of the European Parliament’s Agriculture & Rural Development committee, of which Mr. Carthy is a member. Mr. Carthy questioned the American Minister on the prospects of […]

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