Latest spate of burglaries further emphasises need for additional Garda Resources – Smyth

Gardaí in Carrickmacross travel 40 minutes to attend burglary in Mountain Lodge, Cootehill Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan, Monaghan Niamh Smyth is again calling on the Minister for Justice to increase the allocation of Gardaí to the Cavan-Monaghan Garda Division. “Last week homes across Cavan and Monaghan were hit by thieves in broad daylight.  One […]


Govt must restore Local Improvement Scheme funding and extend application deadline – Smyth

– Expressions of interest deadline needs to be backed up by new €5m Govt funding – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Department of Rural and Community Development to restore funding to the Local Improvement Scheme to €5m and extend the expressions of interest deadline. “The Local Improvement Scheme saw […]


Minister must announce timeframe for Holy Family School works – Smyth

  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has expressed her frustration with the lack of progress by the Department of Education on the Holy Family School building project. “More than 2 years after funding for the works was approved, we are still waiting on the design team to complete its pre-qualification assessment.  According to […]


Smyth calls for answers over downgrading of Ballyconnell Garda Station

– Former District HQ will now close at 9pm every evening – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has expressed serious concern following the downgrading of Ballyconnell Garda Station to a part-time service.  The station is now only open from 9am-9pm daily. Deputy Smyth commented, “The reduction in hours at Ballyconnell is completely unacceptable […]


FF remains committed to independent review of North – South Interconnector – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan, Monaghan and North Meath Niamh Smyth has said her party remains committed to commencing an independent review of the North – South Interconnector if in Government. Deputy Smyth made the comments following the conclusion of a High Court challenge against An Bord Pleanála’s handling of the issue. Deputy Smyth said, […]



Smyth demands answers on School Transport Scheme route selection

– Children should not be forced to change schools as a result of new guidelines – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Education Minister to ensure that children are treated fairly when it comes to places on the School Transport Scheme.  Deputy Smyth says she is aware of a number […]


Unacceptable delays in processing social welfare applications – Smyth

– People waiting over 3 months for Carer’s Allowance approval – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says she is concerned by delays in the Department of Social Protection in processing applications for certain welfare payments including Carer’s Allowance. Deputy Smyth made the comments after receiving new information which shows that people are being […]



Brexit risks the reintroduction of roaming rates – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has expressed concern that roaming charges could be reintroduced for mobile customers along the border after Britain leaves the EU.  The current agreement is governed by an EU regulation, but there are no real indications as to what will happen once Brexit happens. Deputy Smyth commented, “Mobile customers […]