Scoping inquiry a step forward, but Oireachtas vote on full investigation cannot be ignored-Smyth

Cavan-Monaghan TD Niamh Smyth has said that the Government decision to hold a scoping inquiry to examine the fatal hit-and-run of Shane O’Farrell near Carrickmacross on August 2nd 2011 is a step forward, but has reiterated the call for a full inquiry as requested by the family. Deputy Smyth commented “The announcement that a scoping inquiry will now examine the circumstances of the fatal hit-and-run of Shane O’Farrell is a step […]

Senior Registrar post still vacant after two years – Smyth

– Delays in recruiting additional staff completely unacceptable – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has criticised the Health Minister and the HSE for failing to replace the senior registrar in Cavan General Office.  The post has been vacant for two years and has resulted in major backlogs in the service. Deputy Smyth said, […]

Additional funding under LIS scheme urgently needed – Smyth

– Allocation for 2019 to be announced shortly – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Minister for Rural & Community Development Michael Ring to ensure that Cavan and Monaghan get a fair allocation in the upcoming LIS allocation. The Local Improvement Scheme provides funding for upgrade or improvement works on […]

CLÁR Funding to open in Quarter 1 of 2019 – Smyth

TD urges Minister to cater for school safety in this year’s funding  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has received confirmation from Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring that CLÁR funding will open to applications in Quarter 1 of this year. Commenting Deputy Smyth said, “I questioned Minister Ring on this matter […]

Further anxiety and worry for 6,000 women to be called for repeat smear tests – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan, Niamh Smyth, has expressed concern for the almost 6,000 women to be called for a repeat smear test, following confirmation from the HSE that the quality and efficacy of some samples have become invalid as a result of the backlog in testing. Deputy Smyth explained, “Last year Minister Harris took […]

Community Employment Schemes must be safeguarded – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD Niamh Smyth has said that it is imperative that Community Employment Schemes are safeguarded and not side-lined in any future reorganisation of the programmes. She made the call on foot of Minister Regina Doherty’s announcement that she is to set up an interdepartmental group to examine the future of CE schemes. Deputy […]