Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has welcomed the selection of Monaghan Councillor Matt Carthy as the Sinn Féin Candidate to contest the 2014 EU Election in the Northern Constituency of the 26 Counties.

Martina Anderson said:

“I congratulate Matt on his selection to fight the EU Election on behalf of Sinn Féin in the Northern Constituency. The fact that Matt win through against the strong competition from three other excellent candidates, Senator Kathryn Reilly and Councillors Rose Conway Walsh and Martin Kenny shows the strength of talent available to the Sinn Féin organisation.

“I have been honoured to serve as a Sinn Féin representative in Europe since replacing Bairbre de Brún and am looking forward to fighting the 2014 elections alongside Matt and the other Sinn Féin candidates who will be selected in the other constituencies in the coming weeks. I know that I will not be returning to the EU Parliament following the elections as the sole Sinn Féin representative.

Tá mé ag tnúth le do chuideachta san Eoraip. Comhghairdeas mo chara.”