Matt Carthy

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The Dáil business committee has decided that the next meeting of the Dáil on Thursday, March 5th, would not include nominations and votes for a taoiseach.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are to hold discussions on policy next week, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told his party last night, in an indication that the two(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and her senior TDs say they want to build a government of the left but also want to talk to Fianna Fáil about coalition. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The warmth and colour evident as new TDs arrived in Leinster House with their families for the first day of the 33rd Dáil gave way to vitriol and bitt(...)

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty speaks to the media alongside Sinn Féin’s , Matt Carthy,Eoin Ó Broin and Louise O’ReillyPhotographed: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Pearse Doherty will lead Sinn Féin’s government formation negotiation team as it begins talks with smaller left-wing parties on Wednesday Mr Doherty (...)

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy:  he can be expected to hold a high-profile portfolio as either an opposition spokesman or in government. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The party’s director of elections in 2016, Matt Carthy was the only one of Sinn Féin’s three MEPs to hold his Midlands-North West seat last year and i(...)

Sinn Féin’s Caoimhe Ní Shluáin holds her nine-day-old baby at the Meath West count centre. Photograph: Louise Walsh

As Sinn Féin’s Caoimhe Ní Shluáin wheeled her nine-day old baby into the Meath West count centre, she laughed at the prospect of possibly becoming Ire(...)

Pauline Tully casting her vote with her sons at Bruskey National School in Cavan in Cavan/Monaghan. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Sinn Féin Cavan-Monaghan candidate Pauline Tully has said a video purporting to show her campaign van playing a pro-IRA song may have been faked. Th(...)

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has topped the poll in Cavan-Monaghan, ahead of Minister for Business Heather Humphreys. Photograph: Jack Horgan-Jones

The final two seats in Cavan-Monaghan have been won by Fianna Fáil, with neither candidate achieving a quota. Former minister for agriculture Brendan(...)

Verona Murphy, who ran for Fine Gael in the Wexford byelection in November, is to stand as an Independent candidate in the constituency in the general election. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy, Irish Road Haulage Association president Verona Murphy and former European Parliament member Marian Harkin have announced t(...)

‘Just one more thing, ma’am . . .’ If the Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy's hunch is right, then ‘Fobgate’ could put the War of the Buttons into the ha’penny place. Photograph: John Ohle for The Irish Times

We don’t wish to alarm anyone, but Votegate may be only the tip of the iceberg. As the War of the Buttons simmers along gently, awaiting the results (...)

 President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen: has displayed a deft tough, but the name of her new migration brief appears bizarre. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Ursula von der Leyen – or VDL as she is being known – has demonstrated, even before assuming office as European Commission president, quite a def(...)

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