Pompous Bureaucracy sees Holy Family School delayed- Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says pompous bureaucracy is delaying plans to build the new Holy Family School in Cootehill. Deputy Niamh Smyth said, “I believe pompous bureaucracy is delaying the progression of plans for the new Holy Family School in Cootehill. I understand the school submitted the relevant documentation in relation to […]


Smyth welcomes reunification of Cavan-Monaghan constituency

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has welcomed the publication of the Constituency Commission report, which has recommended the reunification of Co. Cavan in the Cavan-Monaghan constituency and an increase in the number of TDs from 4 to 5. Deputy Smyth commented, “I am delighted that common sense has prevailed and the Constituency Commission […]


Minister pulling a fast one on new Interconnector with study that will divide communities – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan Monaghan, Niamh Smyth has said that she believes the Minister for Communications, Energy and Environment, Denis Naughten is attempting to pull a fast one on the people of the North East by proposing a new study, with new Terms of Reference, that doesn’t deal with the fundamental issues at the […]


Smyth slams Government for inaction on Broadband, as communities pay high price with job losses

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan – Monaghan Niamh Smyth has hit out at Minister Denis Naughten and his Government who she says have failed local businesses when it comes to the provision of broadband. Deputy Niamh Smyth said, “I have been contacted by a company in Bailieborough today who was forced to close its doors […]


Smyth welcomes progress in OB/GYN consultant recruitment

– New posts will see additional services rolled out at Cavan General Hospital – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has welcomed a progress update from the RCSI group, which confirms that interviews for consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist posts are scheduled to take place this month. Under the contract, these consultants will have dedicated […]



Frustration levels rising as LEADER still not being rolled out – Smyth

– Only 3 projects approved across Cavan and Monaghan to date – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says LEADER companies across Cavan and Monaghan are becoming increasingly frustrated with the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs for its failure to allocate funding to LEADER projects. It’s more than 3 years […]


Smyth welcomes additional funding for illegal dumping crackdown

– Discarded rubbish, furniture and household waste marring landscape – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has welcomed the allocation of additional funding for the Government’s anti-illegal dumping initiative.  Cavan and Monaghan County Councils are set to benefit from an additional €22,000 to clamp down on illegal dumping. Deputy Smyth commented, “I am pleased […]


Smyth attends event on history of County Cavan Orangeism in Armagh

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says she was delighted to be invited and attend an event on the history of Cavan Orangeism in Loughgall in County Armagh last night. Commenting Deputy Niamh Smyth said, “As a TD for Cavan- Monaghan and as Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Arts & Heritage, I was delighted to […]