Alternative accommodation in Cootehill sought as respite service delays continue – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called for HSE action as respite services in Cavan-Monaghan will see additional build up in waiting lists due to the closure at the Annalee View Respite Services in Cootehill. The service will remain closed indefinitely as an oil leak is repaired.   Deputy Smyth said “There are […]


Government overspending on Children’s Hospital sees collateral damage for Cavan-Monaghan- Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Minister for Transport to clarify the status of the A5 road project which would see Cavan Monaghan linked to Derry with an improved road infrastructure.   Deputy Smyth said “There is much frustration in Cavan and Monaghan following the news that €27 million which […]




Smyth urges Minister to grant funding for redevelopment of the Market House

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Minister for Rural & Community Development to ensure that funding is allocated under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund to Hope Castle and the Market House in Castleblayney. An application has been submitted by Monaghan County Council setting out four key objectives for Lough […]


Smyth welcomes progress on ASD class for St. Clare’s NS as project moves to planning stage

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has welcomed confirmation that the proposed Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) class for St. Clare’s National School has moved to planning stage.   Deputy Smyth commented “I am very pleased that the project has moved to planning stage. I have been advocating on behalf of students and parents with […]



Changes to Domiciliary Care Allowance are common-sense and important – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan/Monaghan Niamh Smyth has welcomed the changes announced to the Domiciliary Care Allowance. The change enables parents who are sharing in the care of their disabled child but living apart to qualify for the scheme. Commenting Deputy Smyth said “ Our Spokesperson for Social Protection Willie O’Dea raised this issue with […]



Scoping inquiry a step forward, but Oireachtas vote on full investigation cannot be ignored-Smyth

Cavan-Monaghan TD Niamh Smyth has said that the Government decision to hold a scoping inquiry to examine the fatal hit-and-run of Shane O’Farrell near Carrickmacross on August 2nd 2011 is a step forward, but has reiterated the call for a full inquiry as requested by the family. Deputy Smyth commented “The announcement that a scoping inquiry will now examine the circumstances of the fatal hit-and-run of Shane O’Farrell is a step […]