CARTHY TO SEEK SF NOMINATION TO CONTEST EUROPEAN ELECTIONS

31 January 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Sitting Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West Matt Carthy confirmed this week that he will be accepting the nominations he has received to go before his party’s convention to select a candidate to contest May’s European Parliament elections in the constituency.

The convention will take place this Sunday, February 3, in Cavan. The MEP has been selected to contest the next General Election for SF in the Cavan/Monaghan constituency, where long-serving party Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has declared that he will step down from politics at the end of the current Dáil term.

This had generated some speculation in political circles that he would not seek to defend his European Parliament seat. However, Mr Carthy said this week that “we need representatives in…

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