Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture. TD for Cavan Monaghan. Former MEP. Email matt.carthy@oir.ie to contact.

Carrickmacross, Monaghan, Éire
Joined March 2009
Go raibh míle maith agaibh! Thanks to the 16,310 voters who placed their faith in me - I’ll not let you down. It’s time to have a government committed to delivering a better, fairer, United Ireland! #GE2020
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Matt Carthy TD retweeted
📻 Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture @mattcarthy will be live on @NTBreakfast this morning, from 7:05am on @NewstalkFM. Listen here: newstalk.com #BKNT
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Matt Carthy TD retweeted
Major delays in National Broadband rollout not good enough for rural communities - @ClaireKerrane "The target for 2021 was 115,000 installations, yet today it was confirmed that the revised estimate for this year is now half that." sinnfein.ie/contents/62107
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Insurance awards have fallen by 40% since April. But those savings haven’t been passed onto customers - the insurance companies are pocketing them! Challenging the Taoiseach to adopt @PearseDoherty’s insurance reform proposals.
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Insurance awards have fallen by 40% since April. But those savings haven’t been passed onto customers - the insurance companies are pocketing them! Challenging the Taoiseach to adopt @PearseDoherty’s insurance reform proposals.
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So, the @Dept_ECC is spending taxpayers money conducting a ‘review’ nobody asked for into a previous review that confirmed that undergrounding the North South Interconnector is a ‘credible option’. 1/8
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Watch the full exchange at the Public Accounts Committee here: invidious.fdn.fr/Qf20iTbODHA This is important because EirGrid are on a collision course with landowners & communities along the route of the Interconnector. 2/8
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There has never been a proper analysis of undergrounding the project, EirGrid & the Department have resisted every attempt to do so. Now they’re spending money carrying out a review that nobody sought in order to avoid the review people want (and which Fianna Fáil promised) 3/8
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The reports that have been conducted accept that undergrounding is a credible and feasible option - usually in the small print - undergrounding is increasingly becoming the international norm for these types of high-voltage interconnectors. 4/8
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Here’s the rub: this project has been in the mix since 2006. It has met delay after delay. And the real hold-up won’t be realised until EirGrid try to enter communities to erect pylons & overhead lines that landowners have said they will not permit on their lands. 5/8
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The North South Interconnector is an important piece of infrastructure. But, it won’t happen under the current plans. At least not without costing huge amounts of money & every once of goodwill among communities in 5 counties. 6/8
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EirGrid will not end the farce and to do the right thing. So, the government must. 7/8
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Examine the costs, feasibilities and provide a full analysis of a defined underground route and then allow decisions to be made with all of the necessary information. Anything less will be unforgivable. And potentially pointless. ENDS
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Matt Carthy TD retweeted
🎙The latest episode in our podcast series ‘From Partition to Unity’ is now live! 🗣 @mattcarthy & @OrfhlaithBegley discuss the role of the Irish Govt in planning for a unity referendum. 🗓Available now by searching ‘Sinn Féin’ on Buzzsprout, Google Podcasts & Spotify
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Talking to @mattcarthy about the role of women in food and farming. Talamh Beo women thank you for your statement of support #UNruralwomansday
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Matt Carthy TD retweeted
Latest NTPF figures show health waiting lists now at 910,000 with a staggering 206,000 people waiting over 18 months for access to care & yet in Budget just gone not one single additional hospital in-patient bed or community bed above pre-existing commitments. @rtenews @INMO_IRL
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Matt Carthy TD retweeted
"The carbon tax is lazy climate action. It rewards those who are wealthy enough to avoid the tax by switching to alternatives - while targeting those who are just about getting by" @orourke_darren sinnfein.ie/contents/62056
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Matt Carthy TD retweeted
📺 Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture @mattcarthy will be live on @TonightVMTV this evening, from 10:00pm on @VirginMedia_TV One. Watch here: virginmediatelevision.ie/pla… #TonightVMTV
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Tonight the #Seanad unanimously rejected the British Government’s amnesty proposals. These were my concluding remarks.
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