MEP Slams Government “Publicity Stunt” On Rural Ireland

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said that this week’s Government announcement of funding through the Town and Village Renewal Scheme goes nowhere near addressing the needs of rural Ireland and will be seen by many communities as a mere publicity stunt. Matt Carthy said: “I welcome this belated Government acknowledgement that urgent and special […]

Noonan Has ‘Totally Surrendered’ On Bank Recapitalisation – Matt Carthy MEP

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has confirmed the Irish government’s total surrender to the EU institutions on the question of retrospective recapitalisation of Ireland’s pillar banks, Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy said today. Carthy, a member of the European Parliament’s Economic and Social Affairs Committee, said: “At this week’s Eurogroup meeting in Brussels, Michael Noonan officially […]

Serious Questions Raised As Flood Risk Group Fail To Meet For 4 Year Period – Matt Carthy MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has expressed his concern after a Strategic Planning for Flood Risk Management report revealed that a steering group established to oversee a national programme for flood risk assessment did not meet during a four-year period before November 2014. The Midlands North West MEP said, “The steering group, made up of […]