Govt should rethink its opposition to FF shared maternity leave Bill – Smyth

– FG not serious about supporting families – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has accused Fine Gael of being disingenuous about its commitment to increase supports for parents.  She made the claim following the government’s decision to block a Fianna Fáil Bill, which would allow mothers to share their maternity leave entitlements with […]




Smyth urges Minister to grant funding for redevelopment of Hope Castle & 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 […]


Planning applications to be lodged within weeks for Carrickmacross Primary Care Centre

Construction to start on Clones Primary Care Centre before end of year Construction on Blackwater House due to commence within weeks   Fianna Fáil Deputy Niamh Smyth has received confirmation from the HSE that the planning application will be lodged for the Primary Care Centre in Carrickmacross within weeks and that the Primary Care Centre […]


483 homes approved and on waiting list in Cavan and Monaghan for grant support – Smyth

Over 300 applications waiting to be assessed Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth is calling on the Minister for Housing & Local Government Eoghan Murphy to allocate urgent funding to clear the waiting lists for three crucial grants open to the sick, those with a disability and the elderly in Cavan and Monaghan. Commenting […]



Ó Súilleabháin will leave lasting legacy on global music landscape – Smyth

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Arts & Culture Niamh Smyth has described Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin as a cultural icon, composer and exceptional musician.  She has been paying tribute to the Tipperary man following his death. Deputy Smyth commented, “I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin this morning.  He was a […]



Upgrade of Emergency Department at Cavan General Hospital at Design Stage – Smyth

On average 92 people attended Cavan General Hospital Emergency Department every day this year Over 25,340 people attend Cavan ED in first nine months of 2018 Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has received confirmation from the RCSI Hospital Group that the Emergency Department (ED) refurbishment in Cavan General Hospital is at planning and […]