Smyth criticises Fine Gael / Labour Government decision to cut Guidance Counsellin​g Services

Board Member of Cavan VEC, Cllr Niamh Smyth has joinedthe calls being led by her colleague in Dáil Éíreann, Brendan Smith for thefull reversal of the Government’s decision to dismantle the provision of guidancecounsellors to schools, resulting in the elimination of 700 teaching posts andthe end of a service relied on by the nation’s most […]

Smyth calls for Government fundingfor local roads projects

Fianna Fáil County Councillor for Bailieborough, Niamh Smythhas today called on the Fine Gael members of Cavan County Council to lobby theMinisters for Transport and Environment to ensure that Cavan’s Roads Budgetallocation for 2012 is as high as in previous years.   ‘We are all aware of the terrible state of many of our localand […]

Slurry Spreading Season Must Open in Cavan – Smyth

Fianna Fáil County Councillor, Niamh Smyth has called on the Ministers forEnvironment and Agriculture to immediately review the closed period for theland spreading of slurry.   “Dairy and Cattle farmers across the North West of the Country are under severepressure as the slurry storage nears capacity. The slurry spreading open Seasonfor slurry spreading in other […]

Smyth brings Parking Motion to Cavan County Council

Fianna Fáil County Councillor has proposed at a recent meeting of Cavan County Councill that a new parking layout be adopted for Bailieborough.   ‘At present, the way parking is aligned in Bailieborough makes parking very difficult for drivers and makes parking on the Main Street less attractive – damaging local indigenous businesses.   ‘I […]

Decision to Frontload VAT Increase is regressive and dangerous to local Cavan Economy -Irony of announcing in North lost on Minister Noonan

Fianna Fáil County Councillor, Niamh Smyth has criticised the Government’s decision to hike VAT rates from 21% to 23% in the forthcoming Budget.   Cllr. Smyth commented, “At a time when all analysts agree that the single most important priority in the economy is to generate consumer confidence, it is completely counterproductive to hike the […]