Town and Village Renewal Scheme – Application Forms DOWNLOAD FORM

County Cavan Cavan County Council is now seeking Expressions of Interest from town/village groups in the towns & villages set out below who may have a suitable project for consideration under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2017.  Projects up to €100,000 will be considered in Ballyjamesduff, Kingscourt, Belturbet, Mullagh & Ballyconnell while projects up […]


Govt record on rural Ireland exposed in damning letter from development agency Chair – Smyth

– Explosive contents support charges of neglect and disinterest – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says a letter sent from the Chairman of the Western Development Commission to its acting CEO has exposed this Government’s complete disregard for rural Ireland. Paddy McGuinness has written to Minister Michael Ring asking him not to re-appoint […]


Mobile customers paying the price as operators up cost of monthly plans – Smyth

– Telecoms providers hike bills as roaming charges are axed – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has slammed some mobile operators for hiking up monthly plans for customers.  She’s accused these companies of attempting to gouge customers and rob them of savings which would come about as a result of the scrapping of […]



Smyth appeals to community groups to apply for CCTV grant aid – DOWNLOAD HERE

Fianna Fáil TD  for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth is appealing to Community Groups to apply for a new €1 million CCTV scheme for 2017. “This is valuable tool that community groups can use to combat illegal dumping and rural crime, whatever the case may me. There is no deadline for these applications but only €1million has […]


Smyth calls on Minister to allocate funds for rural roads

– LIS scheme must be reintroduced to carry out essential repairs – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the Minister for Rural Affairs must reverse his decision not to provide funding for essential maintenance work on non-county roads.  Minister Michael Ring is refusing to provide money under the CLÁR scheme this year. Deputy […]



Vital that ATMs remain in towns affected by latest Ulster Branch closures – Smyth

Minister says it’s bank’s “current intention” is to retain ATMs Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says it is vital that ATMs remain in the towns affected by the latest Ulster Bank branch closures. Commenting, Deputy Smyth said,” I have raised the Ulster Bank closures in Arva, Cootehill and Carrickmacross with the Minister for […]