Smyth seeks update on new school build for Gaelscoil Lorgan

  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has sought an update for the provision of a new school building for Gaelscoil Lorgan, Castleblayney, County Monaghan.   Deputy Smyth commented, “There is a need for a new school for the staff and students of Gaelscoil Lorgan, Castleblayney. Currently, the school is operating in an industrial […]


HSE should fully engage with addiction support service to avoid closure – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has raised the plight of the Cavan Drug Awareness organisation with the Minister for State at the Department of Health.   Deputy Smyth commented, “We face a vacuum of services in the Cavan-Monaghan constituency by 2020 if the Department of Health does not engage fully with Cavan Drug […]


Smyth expresses disappointment as only marginal improvements in Garda station connectivity

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has expressed her disappointment in marginal increases of Garda Stations in the state connected into the PULSE online system.   According to figures released to Deputy Smyth there are now 58 Stations without connectivity to the Garda network. Last year there were 76, including 6 in the Northern […]




HSE should give definitive timelines for opening of new respite service – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the HSE need to give a definitive timeline for the provision of a new respite centre for those affected by the Annalee View House Respite Centre closure. It has been almost one year since environmental issues forced the closure of Annalee View House Respite Centre. She commented, […]



Marginal increases in Arts Council budget will be little benefit to Artists – Smyth

-2% increase in budget far off Govt. commitments to double funding for Arts-   Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Arts and Heritage Niamh Smyth TD has expressed her disappointment at the meagre increase in the Arts Council budget detailed in Budget 2020.   Deputy Smyth commented, “Budget 2020 represents a dismal budget for artists. The Arts […]


Irish passport applications increase as Brexit looms – Smyth

– Number of applications from GB and NI almost double since referendum –  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the reality of Brexit has hit home as figures released to Fianna Fáil show an increase in first-time passport applications from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Deputy Niamh Smyth said, “The figures show applications […]


Smyth hosts Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust in Leinster House

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth welcomed the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust to Leinster House to brief Oireachtas members on their work supporting families across Ireland.   The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust aims to alleviate the financial hardship of bereaved families repatriating the body (bodies) of loved one(s) who have died abroad in sudden […]