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 […]


Smyth presses need for Dublin to Kingscourt rail line with Minister

– Transport Minister comes to Kingscourt to discuss rail feasibility –  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has met with the Transport Minister to discuss the possibility of extending rail services from Dublin to Kingscourt.  Minister Ross came to Kingscourt on Tuesday following an invitation from Deputy Smyth. “With passenger numbers on the increase […]


Smyth calls on all local TDs to back FF motion to protect rural post offices

– Implement PSO payment to keep at risk post offices open – Local Fianna Fáil TD, Niamh Smyth has called on all TDs for the constituency of Cavan-Monaghan to back her party’s Private Members Motion which calls on the Government to retain post office services in 159 communities where their respective postmasters or postmistresses have […]