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 […]


Smyth welcomes progress on Assessment of Needs officer

– Operational plan being put in place to deal with backlogs – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has received confirmation that an Assessment of Needs Officer has finally been appointed to Cavan-Monaghan Disability Services. Deputy Smyth had been highlighting the vacancy for a number of months, as backlogs in the system continue to […]



Smyth demands publication of North-South interconnector reviews

– Both studies are sitting on Minister Naughten’s desk – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on Minister Naughten to immediately publish two independent reviews which examined the feasibility of undergrounding the North-South interconnector and the appropriate level of compensation for affected land and property owners. The reports, which were sanctioned following […]



FF secures Oireachtas hearing on changes to Assessment of Need

– Huge backlogs in the system must be addressed – Fianna Fáil has secured a special meeting of the Oireachtas Health Committee to discuss changes to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Assessment of Need for children with disabilities. Representatives from the Psychological Society of Ireland, the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland and advocacy […]