HSE must follow through on Bereavement Counselling services – Smyth

– No services available for families in Cavan and Monaghan – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Minister for Health to ensure that the HSE continues discussions with Pieta House to establish a bereavement counselling service for families in Cavan and Monaghan. Deputy Smyth has expressed her frustration that the […]


Post Office retirements must not be used as a cover to close essential services – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the government must not use the retirement of Postmasters and Postmistresses to close rural Post Offices.  An unverified list, which has now entered the public domain, suggests that up to 150 Post Offices in rural Ireland could close. Deputy Smyth explained, “According to this list, there are […]



Sonagraphers in place as full anomaly scanning service to be provided to all expectant mothers from September – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan/Monaghan Niamh Smyth TD has received confirmation that the anomaly scanning service will be available to all pregnant women at Cavan General Hospital from September. Deputy Niamh Smyth says, “This is something that I have worked on tirelessly since my election in 2016. I have just received confirmation from the RCSI […]


Damaged road surfaces limiting access to wheelchair users – Smyth

– Minister continues to refuse to allocate additional funds for essential upgrades – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has criticised the Transport Minister for refusing to allocate additional funding for essential road maintenance and upgrade works.  The current road surfaces are unsafe for pedestrians and are damaging cars, but the Minister is continuing […]


Greater measures needed to tackle anti-social behaviour – Smyth

– Increase in incidents at Town Lake & Castle Lake during good weather – Fianna Fail TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has expressed concern following an increase in the number of anti-social incidents occurring at the Town Lake in Bailieborough and the Castle Lake over the past number of weeks. Deputy Smyth explained, “Understandably the […]


Delays in National Broadband Plan is leaving rural communities in the lurch – Smyth

– Minister failing to take charge of the situation – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the Minister Communications, Climate Action & Environment is continuing to fail rural communities by refusing to set a date for the contract for the National Broadband Plan to be signed. The delay is completely unnecessary given the […]



Smyth condemns move to remove respite services at Lisdarn

– No service left in Cavan town – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has condemned a decision by the HSE to remove respite services from the Lisdarn Unit for the Elderly in Cavan town.  The move has left Cavan town and the west of the county without any access to respite care. Deputy […]


Minister must explain inexcusable delay in CervicalCheck review – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the Health Minister has serious questions to answer over the delay in the CervicalCheck review. It emerged yesterday that the independent review of around 3,000 cervical smear slides has still not begun. Deputy Smyth commented, “This independent review was meant to be completed last month, and now […]