SF’s Carthy lobbying for constituent on grant that party opposes

The Cavan-Monaghan TD has been querying details of the first-time buyer support for a constituent, in spite of his party’s opposition to the scheme

6th June, 2021
SF’s Carthy lobbying for constituent on grant that party opposes
Matt Carthy, Sinn Féin TD for Cavan-Monaghan. Picture: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A prominent Sinn Féin TD has been lobbying for a first-time buyer grant for a constituent, despite his party’s position that they are “inflationary” and should be scrapped.

Sinn Féin has consistently opposed the help-to-buy grants of up to €30,000 since they were introduced by the Fine Gael-Labour government in 2014. Both Eoin Ó Broin, its housing spokesman, and Pearse Doherty, its finance spokesman, have pledged to scrap the...

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