Carthy to host “Stop the Vultures! Stop the Evictions!” event in Strokestown this Thursday
Midlands Northwest MEP Matt Carthy will host a “Stop the Vultures! Stop the Evictions!” event in the Percy French Hotel in Strokestown this Thursday the 21st of February 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.
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!” Carthy said ahead of Thursday’s event.
“We must stop the Vultures! It is a blight in our communities across this country. I have been working in the EU to demand the Commission withdraw its proposal on non performing loans, which aims to give free rein to the vultures and amounts to a second bailout for the banks. We have to campaign at the local level too, to demand the Irish government opposes this dangerous Directive in the Council.”
Carthy will be joined on Thursday evening in Strokestown by Sinn Fein colleague Pearse Doherty TD. The event which takes place in The Percy French Hotel will start at 7.30pm. ENDS