Smyth welcomes review of Vac Pack Bandage Therapy in Cavan/Monaghan

Families being asked to pay €700 per week in some cases to fund loopholes in system Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan and North Meath Niamh Smyth has urged the HSE to review the amount of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy bandages available under the Community Funded Scheme in Cavan/Monaghan. Deputy Smyth said, “At present there are […]



Community Employment Scheme penalising older people – Smyth

– Participation for over 55s being reviewed – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has expressed disappointment with the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection for limiting the number of years older people can participate on the CE scheme. Before the departmental review, people aged over 55 were allowed to remain on these […]


Contractors being identified to start Holy Family School – Smyth

Some progress being made on new school Development ahead of Minister’s visit Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has received confirmation from the Minister for Education Richard Bruton that contractors are now being identified for the tender process for the new Holy Family School in Cootehill. Deputy Smyth said, “I have been informed by […]



HSE must tackle recruitment and retention in hospitals to avoid threatened strikes – Smyth

– Cavan General could be hit by wildcat action over pay – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says threatened wildcat strikes at Emergency Departments must be called off. A number of hospitals were affected by the action earlier this week, when some agency staff refused to turn up to work. Deputy Smyth commented, […]


FF Women’s Network challenges economic inequality at Cavan Conference

– Representing the 51% addresses gender pay gap, pensions and childcare – President of Fianna Fáil Women’s Network and TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says economic inequality and childcare two of the biggest challenges facing women in Ireland today.  She was speaking at the Representing the 51% conference, which was held in Cavan earlier today. […]



Smyth secures visit by Minister for Disabilities to Holy Family School this month.

Minister accepts invitation to visit Holy Family School in Cootehill Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has received confirmation from the Minister for Disablities Finian McGrath that he will visit the Holy Family School in Cootehill in the coming weeks. “I am delighted to have secured this visit by the Minister with responsibilities Finian […]


Lakelands additional Dryer will bring massive economic boost to the region – Smyth

Opening of Dryer in Bailieborough will see one of the largest plants in Europe located in East Cavan 160,000 tonnes of milk powder and 40,000 tonnes of butter being produced yearly in Bailieborough for export market Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan and North Meath Niamh Smyth says the opening of the third new dryer at […]