HSE should give definitive timelines for opening of new respite service – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the HSE need to give a definitive timeline for the provision of a new respite centre for those affected by the Annalee View House Respite Centre closure. It has been almost one year since environmental issues forced the closure of Annalee View House Respite Centre. She commented, […]



Marginal increases in Arts Council budget will be little benefit to Artists – Smyth

-2% increase in budget far off Govt. commitments to double funding for Arts-   Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Arts and Heritage Niamh Smyth TD has expressed her disappointment at the meagre increase in the Arts Council budget detailed in Budget 2020.   Deputy Smyth commented, “Budget 2020 represents a dismal budget for artists. The Arts […]


Irish passport applications increase as Brexit looms – Smyth

– Number of applications from GB and NI almost double since referendum –  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the reality of Brexit has hit home as figures released to Fianna Fáil show an increase in first-time passport applications from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Deputy Niamh Smyth said, “The figures show applications […]


Smyth hosts Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust in Leinster House

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth welcomed the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust to Leinster House to brief Oireachtas members on their work supporting families across Ireland.   The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust aims to alleviate the financial hardship of bereaved families repatriating the body (bodies) of loved one(s) who have died abroad in sudden […]


Smyth raises future of Cuan Cancer Social Support and Wellness Group in Dáil

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has raised the future of Cuan Cancer Social Support and Wellness Group in Dáil Éireann in a dedicated debate convened by the Deputy recently.   She commented, “Cuan Cancer Social Support and Wellness Group, based in Cavan town offer support to cancer patients, their families, and uniquely provide […]



Delay in border region Garda divisional changes the correct decision – Smyth

-Armed Gardaí to be stationed in Cavan-Monaghan from this morning-  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has welcomed media reports that Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has decided to delay any divisional changes in the border region until Brexit uncertainty passes.   Deputy Smyth commented, “Following my call last Friday that it is not the time […]