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 – Matt 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Carthy Demands Transparency After Denis O’Brien Links Exposed In Bahamas Leaks

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has pointed out the Irish links revealed in the Bahamas leaks and called for global reform on financial transparency. Addressing the European Parliament plenary debate on the Bahamas leaks in Strasbourg, Carthy said: “The Bahamas leaks show that corrupt officials and politicians are not only resisting action against tax evasion […]

CAP Can Play Important Role In Creating Rural Jobs – Carthy

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy who is a member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, has welcomed a vote which saw a report entitled “How the CAP can Help to Create Rural Jobs”, receive the overwhelming support of MEPs. Carthy, who was a negotiator for the report stated after the vote in Brussels: […]

Central Bank Comments On Vulture Funds Raise Serious Questions For Government – Matt Carthy MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said that comments made by Central Bank Deputy Governor Sharon Donnery raise serious questions about the government’s failure to regulate vulture funds and protect Irish borrowers. Carthy, a member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in the European Parliament, said: “Comments reported in the media made by Sharon […]

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 […]

Carthy Questions ECB On Tax Avoidance By Vulture Funds

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has today questioned the European Central Bank, requesting that it investigate tax avoidance by banks under its direct supervision who are acting as ‘vulture funds’ in the Irish state. Speaking from Strasbourg, Carthy said: “Banks are increasingly selling off distressed mortgages to vulture funds at reduced prices, who have proven […]

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