Minimum unit pricing putting border businesses at risk – Smyth

-Any minimum unit pricing should be done on an all island basis-  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, has said that minimum unit pricing in the absence of a co-ordinated approach with Northern Ireland will only generate a new smuggling market and destroy off-licences in her constituency.   She explained, “The are reports that minimum unit […]

Response times for ambulance services remain a concern – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, has raised the response times for ambulance call outs in Cavan-Monaghan which remains a concern for constituents.   Raising the matter in the Dáil, Deputy Smyth commented, “Ambulance service data clearly demonstrate that the Government is failing abysmally on this issue. On at least two occasions this year […]

Lack of communication highlights further failings of CervicalCheck programme – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, has raised her concerns with the lack of communication and awareness in respect of laboratories uncovered in the Scally Report into the CervicalCheck scandal. She commented, “On the back of the Scally Report there have been concerns raised around the lack of communication regarding the laboratories used for […]

Discretionary medical card conditions should be relaxed for cancer patients – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, has said that the conditions qualifying discretionary medical card applications should be changed to make it easier for those with cancer applying for a medical card.   She commented, “There is a distressing process to be awarded a discretionary medical card. I have assisted medical card applicants suffering […]

Government need to engage with school secretaries’ representatives – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, has called on the Minster for Education to immediately engage with representatives of school secretaries. Deputy Smyth was raising the matter as school secretaries in the Cavan-Monaghan region have sought assistance with social welfare applications during the school summer holidays.   Deputy Smyth explained, “The conditions school […]