Ambulance response times in Cavan-Monaghan falling well short of the average – Smyth

– Patients waiting over 80 mins for ambulances to reach them – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has expressed concern about ambulance response times across the two counties following a number of incidents in recent weeks when it took more than one hour for ambulances to reach patients. In one case, it took […]



Smyth calls for N2 to be upgraded to motorway status

Preliminary design and planning to begin as soon as possible Fianna Fáil TD for Monaghan – Cavan Niamh Smyth TD says upgrade works need to be expedited along the dangerous section on the N2 and that motorway status is needed. Commenting Deputy Niamh Smyth said, “This is a notoriously dangerous stretch of road which has […]


Carrickmacross & Monaghan Primary Care Centres remain stalled 5 years on – Smyth

Just one of the 35 primary care centres promised by then Health Minister James Reilly in July 2012 is operational according to information provided to Fianna Fáil. The new information shows that Carrickmacross Primary Care Centre is still only in the initial stages of planning and remains a long way off becoming operational. Monaghan Primary […]


Smyth calls for additional resources to address 3 month wait for driving test in Cavan and Monaghan.

430 schedule for test as 876 people await test date in Cavan and Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan – Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the waiting times for the driving test in both counties are preventing some people from gaining employment. Deputy Niamh Smyth says, “I have been contacted by numerous young people applying for […]


National Broadband Plan in jeopardy as rollout delayed again – Smyth

– Poor service threatening  rural businesses and frustrating homeowners – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the rollout of the National Broadband Plan is in trouble unless the Government finds the political will to deliver on its promise.  Communities across Cavan and Monaghan are deeply frustrated with poor broadband speeds, with small businesses […]



Taoiseach gives assurances he’ll raise fracture clinic delays for patients in Cavan Monaghan with Minister

Taoiseach gives assurances he’ll raise fracture clinic delays for patients in Cavan Monaghan with Minister Fracture clinic slots reduced for patients in Cavan & Monaghan Fianna Fáil Deputy Niamh Smyth has demanded the Taoiseach address waiting times for patients from Cavan and Monaghan attending the fracture clinic in Drogheda. Deputy Niamh Smyth said, “I raised […]


Smyth demands action over dental delays

– Teenagers waiting years for essential orthodontic treatments – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Health Minister to explain what measures will be taken to alleviate unacceptably long waiting times for dental and orthodontic cases for children and teenagers. Deputy Smyth raised the issue following information supplied to Fianna Fáil […]