Smyth to host National Arts Policy consultation in Cavan-Monaghan

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Arts, Culture & Heritage and TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, will host a public consultation as she formulates a policy paper on Arts Education and Arts in Education.   Deputy Smyth has held several consultations throughout the country and will be hosting the final one in her own constituency of Cavan-Monaghan. […]


Driving licence system is overly complex – Smyth

 Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, says the driving licence system is too complex with many returning emigrants not able to exchange their full driving licence for an Irish equivalent.   Deputy Smyth commented, “Changes are needed to aide returning emigrants in exchanging their foreign driving licences for Irish equivalents. One case in my […]



Smyth calls on Agriculture Minister to intervene in beef crisis

 – Announcement by Lakeland Dairies is very worrying development – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth TD says the Agriculture Minister must intervene in the ongoing beef crisis as a matter of urgency. She made the comments following this evening’s announcement from Lakeland Dairies that redundancies will be necessary at its site in Monaghan. […]


Smyth encourages take up of Residential Development Stamp Duty Refund Scheme

  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has encouraged those who have self-built homes to apply for the Residential Development Stamp Duty Refund Scheme as they may be eligible for a refund.   Deputy Smyth commented, “This scheme has come to light following a number of representations to my offices regarding changes to Stamp […]


No progress on new Garda Station for Bailieborough – Smyth

“A little less spin and a little more action needed”  Fianna Fáil Deputy Niamh Smyth says she is disappointed that there is no movement on the building works on the new Bailieborough Garda Station. “As rural crime escalates, Brexit concerns rise and massive changes in our Garda Divisional Structure ensue we need reassurance and clarity […]



Cross-Border Directive delays causing great anxiety for patients – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, says problems with the Cross-Border Directive are a double insult for those who are forced to travel across the border for routine procedures which should be available here.   The Border Region TD was commenting as media reports reveal patients are waiting over 12 weeks for reimbursement.   “The lengthy backlogs, […]


Government still slow to wake up to insurance crisis – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, says it’s high time the Government woke up to the public liability insurance crisis which is seeing sports clubs, play centres, pubs, bars and other businesses closing their doors in Cavan and Monaghan.   An investigation will be launched into the public liability insurance market by the Competition […]


Plans to deliver Specialist Palliative Care Unit for Cavan & Monaghan ongoing – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan –Monaghan Niamh Smyth has received confirmation from the Minister for Health Simon Harris that plans to develop a specialist palliative care unit for the people of Cavan and Monaghan are ongoing. “I have been advised by Minister Harris that the HSE is continuing to work towards the provision of a […]