Sinn Féin's Matt Carthy officially launches EU Election campaign

Matt Carthy: Sinn Féin will send a strong message

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Sinn Féin's Matt Carthy officially launches EU Election campaign

Former party leader Gerry Adams TD, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou MacDonald TD, MEP candidate Matt Carthy and party Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD at the recent campaign launch

Sinn Féin Midlands North West MEP Matt Carthy is hoping to return to the European Parliament saying that strong support for his party in the elections will send a powerful message to the Government and Brussels that change must happen and also that ordinary families and working people cannot not be ignored.

Carthy was speaking as he officially launched his re-election campaign in Dundalk last Saturday. He was joined by Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD, former party leader Gerry Adams TD and party Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD as well as party activists from across his constituency.

“The Irish people need MEPs who will fight for Ireland, who will take on the EU bureaucrats, who will take on the powerful corporations and the insiders who have far too much influence over political decisions at EU level,” he said.

“Neither Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil will do this. They never have. Independents, no matter how colourful or entertaining present no threat to these powerful interests. So they won’t do it either.

“Only Sinn Féin can and will bring the fight for a fairer Ireland and a fairer Europe to those in positions of power.

“Strong support for Sinn Féin in the European elections, will send a powerful message to the Government and to Brussels that change must happen and that ordinary, working people cannot not be ignored any more.”

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