Ireland’s artistic reputation has to be protected – Smyth

– Allegations made by Gate Theatre staff must be fully investigated and staff must be supported – – Arts must be a safe space for practitioners and administrators alike – Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Arts, Culture and Heritage, Niamh Smyth has said that Ireland’s artistic reputation risks being severely damaged by the recent allegations of unacceptable behaviour […]

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

Over 1,100 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 their test on the […]

Long orthodontic lists could lead to bigger problems down the road – Smyth

– 175 kids waiting over 12 months for orthodontic appointment – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says hundreds of children are facing serious dental problems unless orthodontic waiting lists are tackled.  New figures from the Oireachtas Health Committee reveal that 175 children in the North West are waiting more than a year for […]

Ministers cannot ignore farmers’ stamp duty concerns – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on Ministers Michael Creed and Paschal Donoghue to engage with farming organisations over concerns about changes to stamp duty made in the Budget. Stamp duty on commercial land transactions were from 2% to 6%, and farmers are now worried that they’ll be hit with this higher […]

Council must explore all avenues to undertake alley repair works – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on Cavan County Council to secure funds to carry out repair works on two alleyways which connect the Drumbannon and Woodview estates in Cavan town. Costings for the works come to just over €30,000 and Deputy Smyth has been engaged in a 5 year battle with […]

Smyth to host public meeting on rural crime

– Anti-social behaviour, burglaries and reductions in Garda station opening hours to be discussed – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth is to host a public meeting on rural crime in the Bailie Hotel, Bailieborough on Monday 16th October at 7.30pm. Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson Jim O’Callaghan is the guest speaker on the night.  […]

Smyth appeals for common sense approach to slurry spreading deadline

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has appealed to the Agriculture Minister to use his discretion with regard to the deadline for slurry spreading.  Farmers across Cavan, Monaghan and Meath have been expressing concern that they will not be able meet the current deadline as a result of the wet weather experienced over the […]