Decision to Frontload VAT Increase is regressive and dangerous to local Cavan Economy -Irony of announcing in North lost on Minister Noonan

Fianna Fáil County Councillor, Niamh Smyth has criticised the Government’s decision to hike VAT rates from 21% to 23% in the forthcoming Budget.   Cllr. Smyth commented, “At a time when all analysts agree that the single most important priority in the economy is to generate consumer confidence, it is completely counterproductive to hike the […]




Cllr. Smyth welcomes changes to help parents pay for School Book Costs but urges further reforms

Fianna Fáil County Councillor and member of Cavan VEC, Niamh Smyth has today welcomed proposals from some of Ireland’s largest school book publishers aimed at reducing the cost of buy school books for parents.   Under the new proposals, Schools can buy books in bulk and will receive discounts of between 12.5% and 17% which […]



Smyth calls for the Fianna Fáil party to run an official candidate for the Presidency

** PRESS RELEASE** Smyth calls for the Fianna Fáil party to run an official candidate for the Presidency Fianna Fáil County Councillor and member of the Fianna Fáil Ard Comhairle, Niamh Smyth has today called for her party to nominate an official candidate in the upcoming Presidential Election. ‘I think it is absolutely imperative that […]


Smyth congratulates Bailieborough Tidy Town on all their hard work

**PRESS RELEASE** Smyth congratulates Bailieborough Tidy Town on all their hard work Fianna Fáil County Councillor for the Bailieborough area has today congratulated Bailieborough Tidy Towns on all their hard work over the past number of weeks and months. ‘Over the last number of weeks the local volunteers in the Tidy Towns group have been […]


Press Release: Older People left in Limbo following suspension of Nursing Home Support Scheme ( Fair Deal) by Fine Gael / Labour Coalition

Fianna Fáil County Councillor, Niamh Smyth has today reacted with anger to the news that the Fine Gael / Labour Coalition have suspended the Nursing Home Support Scheme. ‘Elderly and sick people have been left in limbo following the news that funding for the Nursing Home Support Scheme has been suspended while the Department of […]


Airtricity Community Fund – Applications now being accepted!

The Airtricity Community Fund is intended to support community projects in the locality of our wind farms. The purpose of the fund is to further strengthen the benefits that wind farm development brings to local communities.  The fund is distributed on an annual basis for the lifetime of the wind farm, starting one year after the […]


TP McKenna Drama Scholarships 2011 – Deadline is May 12th @4:30pm!!

I received the information below from Cavan VEC. It may be of interest to would be actors or actresses!! If you have any questions, give me a shout on 087-998 22 22. Forms are available from Cavan VEC – Collette McBreen colettemcbreen@cavanvec.ie or by calling (049) 43 61881 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Co Cavan VEC at its April 2011 meeting, […]