The RSA ‘Check it Fits’ Service is coming to Cavan in February

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has introduced a new, free service in response to a frightening statistic that shows that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly. The ‘Check it Fits’ Service is a full-time, nationwide, free expert service which aims to put parent’s, grandparent’s and guardian’s minds at ease that their […]


Cllr Smyth welcomes Markievicz Commission Report: Jan 2015

Cllr Smyth welcomes Markievicz Commission Report into women in Fianna Fáil. Fianna Fáil councillor for East Cavan, Niamh Smyth is delighted to welcome the Markievicz Commission Report into female participation in the Fianna Fáil party which was published yesterday (Thursday, 16 Jan) by Fianna Fáil Leader, Micheál Martin TD.  Cllr. Smyth who attended the launch in […]


Waiting List Chaos : September 2014

Waiting List Chaos as numbers waiting more than 9 months soars by 968%  Previous gains lost as Government strategy disintegrates over course of six months Scale of crisis exposes emptiness of Government rhetoric over last three years  Fianna Fáil Cllr and Chairperson for the Bailieborough Cootehill Municipal Area, Niamh Smyth says Minister Varadkar needs to […]


Medical card delays forcing families to fork out for school transport fees : August 2014

Fianna Fáil Cllr for the Bailieborough Cootehill Municipal Area, Niamh Smyth is calling on the Government to postpone charging school transport fees for families who are still waiting on the outcome of their medical card review.  Some families are facing bills of as much as €650 for school transport costs, because their medical card entitlement […]



Govt Dishonesty Over Water Charges Exposed Again

Lack of scrutiny deeply worrying  Public cynicism over Irish Water Super-Quango deepens Fianna Fáil Councillor, Niamh Smyth, says the publication today of the proposed water charges for households throughout the country exposes the Government’s dishonesty on this water tax. She commented: “From the very beginning the Taoiseach and the former Minister for the Environment deliberately […]


*** SMOKE ALARM SCHEME 2014 ***

Cavan County Council is making a number of smoke alarms available to vulnerable older residents of the county. This initiative is funded by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. Alarms are available for 250 households in Co. Cavan (a set of 2 households per household). Each set of two fire alarms cost approximately […]




Govt legislation threatens future of Post Office Network

Cllr Niamh Smyth has expressed grave concerns about the future of the Post Office network.  It follows changes to the new Social Welfare and Pensions Bill, which removes An Post as the designated payment service provider for social welfare benefits.  The term  “An Post” is being substituted for “payment service provider”, raising fears about the viability of the […]