Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy to hold public meeting in Galway this Friday
Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy will host a public meeting in the Connemara Coast Hotel this Friday evening the 15th of March.
The event entitled “After Brexit: Investing in the West” will take place in the Connemara Coast Hotel, Na Forbacha, Co. Galway at 7.30pm.
Speaking beforehand Matt Carthy said:
“Since my election as a MEP I have held dozens of public meetings across this large EU constituency to inform communities of the work that I am doing on their behalf but also to hear at first-hand how EU decisions are impacting on Irish families.
“This Friday’s meeting in Galway will be an important opportunity to discuss how we can work at an EU and national level to address the imbalances in investment that is acutely felt in rural areas. Many areas still do not even have adequate broadband, an essential utility in modern times. There is no urgency for the provision of adequate public transport, the Western Rail Corridor hasn’t been prioritised. Indeed, successive Irish governments have ignored the needs of rural communities. Despite strong rhetoric, European policy has failed to resolve the domestic failures.
“With Brexit uncertainty intensifying it is more important than ever that we have an ambitious vision for investment across the regions including, crucially, in the west.
“Friday’s event will provide an opportunity to highlight some of the major challenges being faced by communities in counties like Galway, it will allow these communities to have their voice heard and it will also present a forum for us to outline Sinn Féin’s proposals to address the issues.
“Rural Galway is a great place to visit. We need to strive to also make it a great place to live, work and raise a family. This can be achieved but only if the correct political choices are made. Sinn Féin are determined to support a vision that delivers jobs, infrastructure and civic supports for our rural communities, including our farmers, fishers and wider population”.
“I therefore encourage everyone with an interest in delivering an investment programme for rural communities to come along”.