Fianna Fáil holds second “Campaign Bootcamp” for prospective women candidates

Fianna Fáil is continuing with its campaign to support prospective female candidates by hosting a second “Campaign Bootcamp: A Toolkit for Women” event in Galway.  Up to 50 members attended the seminar, which was held in the Harbour Hotel in Galway on Saturday 12th September.  The conference is part of a suite of measures being […]


9,000 FREE higher education courses are now available through Springboard+.   Springboard+ allows unemployed people to re-skill in areas where we know there are sustainable jobs, and eligible participants are able to retain their social protection payment whilst on the course. The courses are available nationwide and there are three showcase events taking place this month: […]

Underground is the only option for Eirgrid insists Cllr Niamh Smyth

Vice Chair of Cavan County Council, Fianna Fail Cllr Niamh Smyth says that residents and landowners in East Cavan and Monaghan are seriously disappointment that EirGrid’s planning application, is proceeding, without proposals to underground any part of the North-South interconnector in the path of effected communities. Cllrs Smyth commented: “Residents in Meath, Cavan and Monaghan […]

‘You Should Really See a Doctor’ comes to TASTE of Cavan

Our Doctors (Dr Pixie McKenna and Dr Phil Kieran) are travelling the country and attending various events where they’re offering free consultations to members of the public. We’ll be filming in Cavan at the ‘Taste of Cavan’ event on Saturday 8th of August and we’re looking for participants who’d like a free consultation. Participants will need to […]

Urgent action needed to deal with job losses at Liberty Insurance – Cllr Smyth

At the recent Council meeting Cllr. Niamh Smyth claimed, ‘As a county with significant unemployment rates, it is extremely alarming to hear the news that Liberty Insurance has informed its workforce that 270 workers are to be laid off.  I have had numerous calls from very anxious and apprehensive staff that their jobs will be […]

Cllr Smyth Warns of Dangers Posed to Pedestrians Who Cannot Walk Safely to the Local Playground

Recently at a Council meeting, Cllr Smyth raised the urgent need for improvements to the footpaths in Shercock and while working on that she has also investigated funding streams to build a new much need footpath from the town out to the local playground.  ‘This is a massive project undertaking for the local community but […]

Smyth raises concerns for Pedestrian Safety in Bailieboro

Leas Cathoirleach of Cavan County Council, Councillor Niamh Smyth is in constant contact with her constituents and raises their concerns with Council Officials at every given opportunity. At a recent Municipal District meeting Councillor Smyth raised two very significant motions. “I have received numerous phonecalls, text messages and facebook messages in relation to the dangers […]