Northwest MEP Matt Carthy to contest next General Election

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has confirmed he intends to stand as a candidate for the party in the next general election.

The Northwest MEP will put his name forward at the Cavan-Monaghan selection convention later this month.

He hopes to win the Sinn Féin seat in the constituency being vacated by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, who will not stand in the election.

The Sinn Fein MEP said it was a tough decision to make: