Minister refuses meeting with FF reps on North-South interconnector – Smyth

– Naughten blatantly disregarding Oireachtas motions –  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has accused the Communications Minister of refusing to engage with TDs and Senators on the North-South interconnector.  Deputy Smyth had written to Minister Denis Naughten requesting a meeting on behalf of her Fianna Fáil colleagues to discuss the interconnector issue but […]




Minister cannot continue to dismiss the will of the Dáil on North-South interconnector – Smyth

– Naughten report does not go far enough – Fianna Fáil TD for Niamh Smyth has hit out at the Communications Minister for attempting to sidestep a Dáil motion and set up a limited report into the cost of undergrounding the North South interconnector. Earlier this year both the Dáil and the Seanad passed a […]


Minister must extend community scheme time limits – Smyth

– Programmes provide essential services for communities – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Social Protection Minister to give assurances that the future of community schemes will be protected and enhanced.  In particular, Deputy Smyth would like to see the current time limits for certain schemes abolished. “Community schemes like […]


Minister must ensure that illegal dumping crackdown is properly enforced – Smyth

– Resources needed to tackle escalating problem – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has given a cautious welcome to a new Government initiative aimed at tackling illegal dumping.  However, she’s warning that unless proper resources are allocated to the plan, the problem of illegally dumped rubbish will continue to blight local communities. Deputy […]


Smyth calls for upgrade of Emergency Department at Cavan General Hospital as attendance hits 33,000 in 2016 

 Quarter of population in Cavan Monaghan attend ED at Cavan General last year  On average 91 people attended Cavan General Hospital Emergency Department every day last year   Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to urgently approve funding for upgrade and refurbishment works at the Emergency […]



Bailieborough St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be the highlight on the green calender

The community of Bailieborough in East Cavan is gearing up to host the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the County. The new and improved parade will host large crowds and impressive floats are expected on the day to make it a very memorable occasion. RTE will also be in attendance, supporting the festivities of […]