Govt must allocate additional Gardaí to Cavan/Monaghan to curb spiralling crime levels – Smyth

– Recent high profile burglaries highlight need for extra resources – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the Justice Minister needs to wake up to the scourge of rural crime and allocate additional resources to the force in the Cavan/Monaghan division. There have been a number of high profile burglaries in Cavan in […]

Govt ignoring Border region in Foreign Direct Investment announcements – Smyth

– Multinational investment needed to ensure economic stability – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has hit out at the Business Minister following her claim that she’s prioritising the Border region.  Minister Humphreys has been in the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation for almost one year yet during all of 2017 there were […]

Children suffering as HSE delays appointment of Assessment of Needs Officer – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has hit out at HSE management for the continued delay in recruiting an Assessment of Needs Officer for children with disabilities.  This position has been vacant since last September and has led to major backlogs in the system. Deputy Smyth explained, “Cavan and Monaghan have the highest waiting […]

Smyth disappointed that Govt has no plans to establish Women’s Refuge in Cavan or Monaghan

– Passage of Domestic Violence Act 2017 positive but local supports necessary – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth has said that while the passage of the new Domestic Violence Act 2017 is positive, it is deeply frustrating that there is still no women’s refuge centre in either of the two counties. Deputy Smyth […]

New Bill will prevent Govt’s ‘one-size fits all approach’ to job activation – Smyth

  “The Government must stop its attempt to implement a ‘one-size fits all approach’ to job activation, and ensure that people are allowed to continue to take part in important community-based schemes,” said Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth. Deputy Smyth was commenting following the launch of her party’s Social Welfare (Community Employment) Bill […]