Wednesday April 1, 2020

Sixth in line takes Matt Carthy’s European seat

Sinn Féin’s winning streak leaves county councillor facing a ‘steep learning curve’ as an MEP

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
3rd March, 2020
Matt Carthy topped the poll in Cavan-Monaghan. A stream of would-be successors to his European seat were also elected. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA

During the general election campaign, the Business Post flagged up what could be a political quiz question in years to come: how many people would be unable to succeed Matt Carthy as an MEP?

The issue was that Carthy was regarded as a sure thing to win a seat in the Cavan-Monaghan constituency for Sinn Féin – and he did, topping the...

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