Alternative transport options can help meet climate action targets – Smyth

-Double speak, more spin from the government as feasibility study refused-   Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, says the government should be looking at alternative transport options for Cavan-Monaghan to reduce the over reliance on private vehicles and help meet our climate action targets.   Deputy Smyth had urged the Minister for Transport, […]


Education Minister should consider St. Aidan’s Comprehensive School application for gym – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, has called on the Minister for Education to acknowledge and engage with St. Aidan’s Comprehensive School in Cootehill who have repeatedly applied for funding to build a gym at the school.   Deputy Smyth raised this matter in the Dáil directly with the Minister for Education this week. […]


HSE response on Cuisle Accessible Holiday Resort service disappointing – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, has raised her concerns with the HSE and called on the Minister for Health to step in to review the future of Cuisle Accessible Holiday Resort, County Roscommon following a disappointing parliamentary question reply from the HSE on this matter.   Deputy Smyth said, “Many concerned wheelchair users […]



Public meeting hears stories of the insurance crisis in Cavan & Monaghan – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, says a timeline on judicial guidelines on personal injury awards is still needed, despite comments from the Chief Justice Mr. Frank Clarke on the establishment of a committee to bring forward guidelines. Deputy Smyth was speaking having recently hosted a public meeting on rising insurance costs. The meeting […]


Important artworks should have remained in national collection – Smyth

-RTÉ initiative proves pointless as series of works do not meet reserve price- Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Arts and Heritage, Niamh Smyth TD, has reacted to news that attempts to sell off RTÉ art works raised less than €160,000 in an auction yesterday. Deputy Smyth commented, “On 15th October I wrote to both the Minister […]


Galway Community Circus may be another victim of Govt. inaction on insurance reform – Smyth

  -Galway 2020 event in jeopardy due to insurance costs-   Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Arts and Heritage, Niamh Smyth TD, says Galway Community Circus is at risk of becoming another victim of government failure to implement effective insurance reform.   The group, which specialises in aerial acrobatics, is a not-for-profit youth and social circus […]


CAMHS waiting list grows by 17 in one month alone – Smyth

 -12 vacant posts in HSE area which includes Cavan-Monaghan-   Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, says the increase in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) waiting list in the CHO1 HSE area, which includes Cavan-Monaghan, shows that Fine Gael is failing children with mental health issues.   Deputy Smyth said, “It is […]


Local Link petition delivered to Ministers as demand for public transport grows – Smyth

  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, has presented a petition of over 1100 signatures to the Minister for Transport and the Minister for Rural and Community Development seeking improved Local Link transport services   Deputy Smyth explained, “I have met with Ministers Michael Ring and Shane Ross to present them with a petition […]