Almost 2 years on and still no timeframe confirmed for new Bailieborough Garda Station – Smyth

Fianna Fáil Deputy Niamh Smyth says she is flabbergasted at both the delay and the news that the OPW are still progressing the acquisition of the site for the new Garda District Headquarters in Bailieborough with no date for construction works set out. Deputy Smyth commented, “After months of  Parliamentary Questions submitted by myself to […]

Severe staff shortages in OT services resulting in long delays for children – Smyth

– More than 300 children waiting over a year for an appointment – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Health Minister to urgently address staffing issues within occupational therapy services in the HSE. The latest information provided to Deputy Smyth reveals that there were 308 children waiting more than a […]

Minister Doherty ignoring MABS staff and volunteers as restructuring continues – Smyth

– MABS and CIS branches are being restructured without their consent – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has said Minister Regina Doherty’s decision to press ahead with the reorganisation of the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) and the Citizens Information Service (CIS) shows complete disregard for the staff and volunteers in these […]

Minister postpones visit to Holy Family School at crucial stage – Smyth

Smyth disappointed at Government’s lacklustre approach to school’s development Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says she is disappointed that Minister Finian McGrath has postponed his planned visit to the Holy Family School. Deputy Smyth said, “This is such a crucial stage for the new project for The Holy Family School, its pupils, staff […]

Smyth welcomes expansion of Music Generation

– Cavan/Monaghan included in latest phase of education programme – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan and Spokesperson on Arts & Heritage Niamh Smyth has welcomed the expansion of the Music Generation programme to 9 new areas across the country including Cavan-Monaghan. The national music education programme, which is co-funded by U2, The Ireland Funds, the […]

Smyth welcomes review of Vac Pack Bandage Therapy in Cavan/Monaghan

Families being asked to pay €700 per week in some cases to fund loopholes in system Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan and North Meath Niamh Smyth has urged the HSE to review the amount of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy bandages available under the Community Funded Scheme in Cavan/Monaghan. Deputy Smyth said, “At present there are […]

Community Employment Scheme penalising older people – Smyth

– Participation for over 55s being reviewed – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has expressed disappointment with the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection for limiting the number of years older people can participate on the CE scheme. Before the departmental review, people aged over 55 were allowed to remain on these […]

Contractors being identified to start Holy Family School – Smyth

Some progress being made on new school Development ahead of Minister’s visit Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has received confirmation from the Minister for Education Richard Bruton that contractors are now being identified for the tender process for the new Holy Family School in Cootehill. Deputy Smyth said, “I have been informed by […]