Slashing of bus routes will fuel rural isolation –Smyth

Cull of vital transport links a retrograde step for rural Ireland Fianna Fáil councillor and Cathoirleach of the Bailieborough –Cootehill Municipal district, Cllr Niamh Smyth has described plans to slash up to 100 rural bus routes as ‘an alarming step backwards for rural Ireland’. Cllr Smyth stated that the loss of this vital service and transport links to Dublin […]


Cllr Niamh Smyth on her proposal to name Bailieborough Library after Cumann na mBan

Fianna Fáil Councillor Niamh Smyth put forward the proposal to coincide with the centenary celebrations next month. There was much debate regarding the naming of the Bailieborough library after Cumann na mBan and a decision was deferred until the March meeting. Listen to Niamh’s interview: http://media.northernsound.ie/mediamanager/embed/player/podcasts/30/item/35443


Notification – Public Consultation Day – Draft Flood Maps for Cavan town, County Cavan

RPS, who are conducting the North Western – Neagh Bann CFRAM Study on behalf of the OPW and with the support of Cavan County Council, have produced Draft Flood Maps for Cavan town. To provide an opportunity for all interested persons to view and comment on these maps, a Public Consultation Day will be held at the Hotel […]


A proposal to name Bailieborough Library after Cumann na mBan has been deferred

A proposal to name Bailieborough Library after Cumann na mBan to celebrate its 100th anniversary, was deterred until the March meeting of Cavan County Council. Fianna Fáil Councillor Niamh Smyth put forward the proposal to coincide with the centenary celebrations next month. There was much debate regarding the naming of the Bailieborough library after Cumann na […]


1916 centenary celebrations must remain non-partisan

Fianna Fáil to unveil series of public commemorations  County Councillor from East Cavan and member of the National Executive of Fianna Fáil, Cllr Niamh Smyth, has said that the 1916 centenary celebrations must be non-partisan in nature so that they can be cherished by all sections of Irish society. Cllr Smyth made the comments after attending the inaugural […]



Proposed merger of County Library Boards bad for both counties

Fianna Fáil councillor for East Cavan, Cllr. Niamh Smyth has called the potential proposed merger of the Cavan and Monaghan County Libraries services as another savage attack on rural communities. The proposals which have come to light in recent days suggest that library services across rural counties be merged to bring about efficiency and saving. […]



Smyth Welcomes OPW notice for a new Garda Station in Bailieborough

Fianna Fáil councillor and Cathoirleach of the Bailieborough – Cootehill Municipal district, Cllr Niamh Smyth has expressed her delight that the Office of Public Works are requesting submissions for a suitable site for a new Garda Station in Bailieborough. Submissions are welcomed from property owners or property developers wishing to provide a site of 0.5 […]


The RSA ‘Check it Fits’ Service is coming to Cavan in February

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has introduced a new, free service in response to a frightening statistic that shows that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly. The ‘Check it Fits’ Service is a full-time, nationwide, free expert service which aims to put parent’s, grandparent’s and guardian’s minds at ease that their […]