Road closure remains for Knocknacran & Drumgossat as solutions sit with Minister – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has said the road closures affecting hundreds in Knocknacran and Drumgossat remain ongoing with investigations and requests for funding to conduct vital road repairs following the collapse of a mine in the area.   Deputy Smyth was speaking after meeting with residents in the South Monaghan area who […]

National Children’s Hospital savings must be found to protect investment in local projects – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has said that the government must ensure that cost savings on the National Children’s Hospital are made. Deputy Smyth commented, “This hospital could and should be built for a lot less than its present €1.73 bn price-tag. It must be possible to reduce costs without compromising on quality […]

Waiting times for dental services in Cavan-Monaghan must be addressed – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has said waiting lists for dental care and orthodontic treatment are rising while the government launch a new oral health policy.   Deputy Smyth commented, “Waiting times for primary school children requiring dental care in Cavan-Monaghan are particularly bad. I have had many concerned parents in my offices […]

Minister must act to provide certainty for Film Industry – Smyth

-Film tax relief changes being stalled under review- Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Arts and Heritage Niamh Smyth TD says that the ongoing delays in providing guidance for tax reliefs announced in Budget 2019 for the film industry are causing unnecessary and widespread damage as the government stall on introducing the changes. The Finance Act 2018 […]

Hike in transport costs for the elderly will isolate those in rural Ireland – Smyth

-New policy branded ‘cruel and nasty’- Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has said the introduction of fares for transport to day services used by pensioners in Cavan-Monaghan will only increase rural isolation.   Deputy Smyth commented, “Last week I raised with the Taoiseach the fees which have been introduced for transport users with […]

Smyth calls for additional Garda resources following ATM theft in Castleblayney

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner to direct extra resources to Cavan-Monaghan following last nights ATM theft in Castleblayney, County Monaghan.   There have been seven ATM robberies in the border region and Northern Ireland this year.   Deputy Smyth commented, “There were dreadful […]