Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy
Midlands-North-West MEP Matt Carthy will host a Stop the Vultures! Stop the Evictions! event in the Percy French Hotel in Strokestown tonight, Thursday, February 21, at 7.30pm.
The Roscommon native has been central to the campaign against the EU directive on non-performing loans and has been a vocal opponent of the recent evictions in the Strokestown area.
Mr Carthy was scathing of the recent evictions describing the behaviour of the private security personnel as “thuggish” when speaking at the Strokestown community rally before Christmas. “We didn’t stand for it then, we don’t stand for it now and we won’t stand for it in the future,” Mr Carthy said ahead of tonight’s event.
“I have been working in the EU to demand the commission withdraw its proposal on non performing loans. We have to campaign at the local level too, to demand the Irish government opposes this dangerous directive in the council,” he said
Mr Carthy will be joined in Strokestown by his Sinn Féin colleague Pearse Doherty TD.