Smyth raises concerns for Pedestrian Safety in Bailieboro

Leas Cathoirleach of Cavan County Council, Councillor Niamh Smyth is in constant contact with her constituents and raises their concerns with Council Officials at every given opportunity. At a recent Municipal District meeting Councillor Smyth raised two very significant motions. “I have received numerous phonecalls, text messages and facebook messages in relation to the dangers […]

CMETB Local Arts in Education Partnership commemorates the late TP McKenna

It is four years since the passing of T.P. McKenna the Mullagh-born actor who carved out a long career for himself in the U.K.  on stage and in film and television.  True to his profession, he was working to the very end and frequently visited his native county.  He was duly honoured down the years and most recently by the then […]

“Calling on Cavan County Council to introduce new Bye-Laws into town centres in County Cavan”

For many months I have had numerous calls from concerned constituents particularly the older members of our community about the activity of certain ticket sellers whom we can see on a daily bases outside our Post Offices and local shops.  I am talking about the aggressive, pushy ticket sellers standing outside busy thoroughfares where people […]

“Calling on Cavan County Council to conduct an appraisal of our footpaths in town centres around the county”

Pedestrian safety on our main street has to be an ultimate priority for Cavan County Council if we are serious about maintaining the integrity of our town centres.  After numerous calls from very concerned business people and local residents I decided to walk the footpaths with local residents in both Cootehill and Shercock to see […]

Sports Capital Grants announced for 2015

 Minister for Sport Michael Ring has announced the 2015 Sports Grants process and timetable. The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is operated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and provides grants to assist in the development of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment. Online System for Sports Capital Programme The online OSCAR website (Online […]

Smyth has Positive News for Bailieborough to Cavan road users

Fianna Fáil councillor and Cathoirleach of the Bailieborough – Cootehill Municipal district, Cllr Niamh Smyth has confirmed that €107,000 has been allocated as part of the Roads Programme 2015 for road works on the Cavan road from Main Street Bailieborough to Bailieborough Foundry. “The road surface approaching the town is a disgrace and most unfair […]

Local Arts in Education Partnership Inaugural meeting

Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board held their inaugural ‘Local Arts in Education Partnership’ meeting in the Garage Theatre on Thursday last with special guest Dr. Katie Sweeney, National Director for the Integration for the Arts in Education, from the Department of Education and Skills addressing the meeting. The meeting was chaired by the […]

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: