More infrastructure needed in border region, less grandiose announcements – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth is calling for greater investment in infrastructure for Cavan-Monaghan following recent enterprise announcements for the region.   Deputy Smyth commented “It is all well and good announcing investment for an enterprise centre, yet we have main streets lying empty and a non-existent motorway infrastructure for our counties.   […]


Realities of no-deal Brexit could spell hardship for motorists – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan/Monaghan Niamh Smyth has said the realities of what would transpire in the event of a no-deal Brexit are already becoming apparent and that the chaos it would cause motorists would have far-reaching consequences. Deputy Smyth was commenting following a special briefing from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) facilitated by Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Transport […]



Small increase in Arts income highlight Government neglect of sector – Smyth

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Arts and Heritage Niamh Smyth TD has said the Government continues to neglect the Arts sector as latest Central Statistics Office figures reveal a 0.5% increase in weekly earnings in the arts and entertainment sector. Deputy Smyth commented “The CSO figures released this week highlight a continued neglect of the Arts […]



Smyth welcomes increase in hours for Bereavement Counselling Services in Cavan & Monaghan but says more needed

– Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer to be in place in March 2019 Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has welcomed confirmation from the HSE that the hours for the Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer has been increase with the position expected to be up and running in March to provide support to people who have […]


Calls for public investigation reiterated in Dáil as scoping inquiry moves forward– Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Minister for Justice to acknowledge a Dáil motion and commence a commission of investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Shane O’Farrell. This month it was announced a scoping inquiry to examine the circumstances of the fatal hit and run would be carried […]



Judgement on North South Interconnector disappointing for residents – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has expressed her disappointment at yesterday’s Supreme Court judgement which has upheld the planning permission granted for the North-South Interconnector.   Deputy Smyth said “The ruling from the courts is disappointing for the many residents who have expressed concern over the project. While we acknowledge the importance of […]


Alternative accommodation in Cootehill sought as respite service delays continue – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called for HSE action as respite services in Cavan-Monaghan will see additional build up in waiting lists due to the closure at the Annalee View Respite Services in Cootehill. The service will remain closed indefinitely as an oil leak is repaired.   Deputy Smyth said “There are […]