HSE must tackle recruitment and retention in hospitals to avoid threatened strikes – Smyth

– Cavan General could be hit by wildcat action over pay – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says threatened wildcat strikes at Emergency Departments must be called off. A number of hospitals were affected by the action earlier this week, when some agency staff refused to turn up to work. Deputy Smyth commented, […]


FF Women’s Network challenges economic inequality at Cavan Conference

– Representing the 51% addresses gender pay gap, pensions and childcare – President of Fianna Fáil Women’s Network and TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says economic inequality and childcare two of the biggest challenges facing women in Ireland today.  She was speaking at the Representing the 51% conference, which was held in Cavan earlier today. […]



Smyth secures visit by Minister for Disabilities to Holy Family School this month.

Minister accepts invitation to visit Holy Family School in Cootehill Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has received confirmation from the Minister for Disablities Finian McGrath that he will visit the Holy Family School in Cootehill in the coming weeks. “I am delighted to have secured this visit by the Minister with responsibilities Finian […]


Lakelands additional Dryer will bring massive economic boost to the region – Smyth

Opening of Dryer in Bailieborough will see one of the largest plants in Europe located in East Cavan 160,000 tonnes of milk powder and 40,000 tonnes of butter being produced yearly in Bailieborough for export market Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan and North Meath Niamh Smyth says the opening of the third new dryer at […]


Latest spate of burglaries further emphasises need for additional Garda Resources – Smyth

Gardaí in Carrickmacross travel 40 minutes to attend burglary in Mountain Lodge, Cootehill Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan, Monaghan Niamh Smyth is again calling on the Minister for Justice to increase the allocation of Gardaí to the Cavan-Monaghan Garda Division. “Last week homes across Cavan and Monaghan were hit by thieves in broad daylight.  One […]


Govt must restore Local Improvement Scheme funding and extend application deadline – Smyth

– Expressions of interest deadline needs to be backed up by new €5m Govt funding – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Department of Rural and Community Development to restore funding to the Local Improvement Scheme to €5m and extend the expressions of interest deadline. “The Local Improvement Scheme saw […]


Minister must announce timeframe for Holy Family School works – Smyth

  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has expressed her frustration with the lack of progress by the Department of Education on the Holy Family School building project. “More than 2 years after funding for the works was approved, we are still waiting on the design team to complete its pre-qualification assessment.  According to […]


Smyth calls for answers over downgrading of Ballyconnell Garda Station

– Former District HQ will now close at 9pm every evening – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has expressed serious concern following the downgrading of Ballyconnell Garda Station to a part-time service.  The station is now only open from 9am-9pm daily. Deputy Smyth commented, “The reduction in hours at Ballyconnell is completely unacceptable […]