Monaghan Peace Campus will revitalise youth services in the county – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has welcomed the announcement of  €9.5m in funding from the Special EU Programmes Body towards the Monaghan Peace Campus. The building, which will cost €14.3m to complete, will house recreation, social support and training facilities for young people as well as a community and cultural centre for the […]

GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme to open in early January 2019 – Smyth

Fianna Fail TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has received confirmation from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed that the GLAS Farm Buildings Scheme will reopen to applications in January. Commenting, Deputy Smyth says, “ Farmers have been calling me on this in recent months to find out if this scheme is re-opening to applications. I […]

St. Brigid’s students suffering in substandard school buildings – Smyth

– Minister commits to reviewing funding application – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has secured a commitment from the Education Minister to review an application by St. Brigid’s National School, Meath Hill for funding for additional accommodation. The application was refused by the Department of Education & Skills last year, and the facilities […]

Greater focus on border region needed to support and sustain communities – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says there needs to be a greater focus on supports for the border region, particularly in relation to the impact that Brexit will have on the area. Deputy Smyth was speaking at a meeting of the Oireachtas Rural and Community Development Committee earlier this week.  The meeting heard […]

20 week anomaly scan now being offered at Cavan General Hospital but further clarity needed – Smyth

– Some pregnant women not being offered scan; told they aren’t eligible – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth has secured confirmation that the 20 week anomaly scan is being offered at Cavan General Hospital but has said she is concerned that not all pregnant women are being offered the service. Deputy Smyth received […]

42 Vacancies within Cavan/Monaghan Hospital Group as we approach winter crisis – Smyth

– 23 nursing positions still outstanding – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says she is deeply concerned to receive confirmation that the number of vacancies has increased within the Cavan and Monaghan Hospital Group since August.  The bulk of the vacancies are in nursing. The figures came to light following a Parliamentary Question […]

Smyth encourages Bailieborough community to be proactive against crimes

Property marking machine in Bailieborough from 29th of November – 4th December  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan and North Meath Niamh Smyth is urging members of the public in Bailieborough to mark their property at an upcoming Community Alert Event. Deputy Smyth as Chairperson of Bailieborough Community Alert was commenting ahead the Property Marking week […]