Clarity needed on future of National Broadband Plan – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan – Monaghan Niamh Smyth has questioned the Government’s commitment to the rollout of the National Broadband Plan. Deputy Smyth added that her office has been inundated with queries from people who are finding it increasingly difficult to secure reliable broadband for their homes and businesses. Deputy Smyth said, “The Government’s […]


Emergency Departments not the place for mental health care for children– Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD Niamh Smyth has said that the State’s failure to adequately provide out of hours service for Child and Adolescent Mental Service is disgraceful. Deputy Smyth was commenting after it emerged that there are 239 children and young adults in the CHO1 area which includes Cavan and Monaghan are waiting for the HSE […]


Smyth demands immediate publication of North-South interconnector reviews

– Minister Naughten confirms both studies have been completed – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Communications Minister to immediately publish two independent reviews which examined the feasibility of undergrounding the North-South interconnector.  The reports also looked at compensation packages for affected land and property owners. The reviews, which were […]



Mid-Monaghan school may lose teachers due to chaos in school transport scheme – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth has said that the ongoing crisis in the school bus system must be urgently addressed is it is causing serious concern and worry to parents and communities. Deputy Smyth was commenting after being contacted by a number of parents of children in mid-Monaghan who are deeply worried and […]





Too many Cavan and Monaghan children waiting to see clinical psychologist – Smyth

– 105 children waiting in total, including 15 waiting longer than 12 months – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan Monaghan, Niamh Smyth has said that the delays being experienced by children and young adults in seeing a HSE psychologist is having a negative impact on their well-being and learning development. Deputy Smyth was commenting after […]