Patients in Cavan-Monaghan left at risk as Govt. let ambulance strike go ahead – Smyth

    Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has said the government are putting lives at risk in their treatment of ambulance service personnel who are striking this week. Today members of The National Ambulance Service Representative Association (NASRA) which is a branch of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) are involved in industrial action. […]


Smyth urges farmers to ensure their ANC appeals are lodged before April deadline

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth is encouraging farmers to ensure that they complete and submit their ANC appeals before the 8th April deadline. The Areas of Natural Constraints scheme (ANC) deals with areas of land that are designated as disadvantaged. Deputy Smyth explained, “There’s just over a week to go until the deadline […]





Smyth slams Taoiseach for under resourced ambulance services in North East– Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Taoiseach to increase the numbers of ambulance personnel in the north east. Deputy Smyth was speaking ahead of a protest on Wednesday, 27th of March at 2pm outside Leinster House to highlight the lack of resources for ambulance services in the north east.   Deputy […]


Supports required for family resource centres in Cavan-Monaghan – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to implement changes to the childcare programme to prevent a forthcoming crisis in the sector. Deputy Smyth has been advocating on behalf of Teach Na nDaoine Family Resource Centre, County Monaghan who are calling for changes to be […]


Flexibility needed in medical card criteria as cancer patients struggle to meet costs – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called for greater flexibility within the discretionary medical card scheme as cancer patients who have contacted her are paying hundreds of euro a week to access life saving treatments. Deputy Smyth commented, “I have a number of constituents who are deeply frustrated by the current system.  Just […]


Uncertainty over licences causing concern in Cavan-Monaghan – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has warned there are increasing anxieties in Counties Cavan and Monaghan over the uncertainty in processing UK licences in exchange for Irish driving permits.   Deputy Smyth explained, “I have been contacted by many constituents who have grave concerns over the approach from the Minister for Transport and […]


Extra resources need to clear Disability and Carers application backlogs– Smyth

Carers waiting 16 weeks for applications to be finalised while Disability Allowance applicants waiting 14 weeks Fianna Fail TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Minister for Social Protection to put extra resources in place to deal with social welfare applications. This follows on from confirmation that it is taking 14 weeks to […]