Minister must act to provide certainty for Film Industry – Smyth

-Film tax relief changes being stalled under review- Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Arts and Heritage Niamh Smyth TD says that the ongoing delays in providing guidance for tax reliefs announced in Budget 2019 for the film industry are causing unnecessary and widespread damage as the government stall on introducing the changes. The Finance Act 2018 […]

Hike in transport costs for the elderly will isolate those in rural Ireland – Smyth

-New policy branded ‘cruel and nasty’- Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has said the introduction of fares for transport to day services used by pensioners in Cavan-Monaghan will only increase rural isolation.   Deputy Smyth commented, “Last week I raised with the Taoiseach the fees which have been introduced for transport users with […]

Smyth calls for additional Garda resources following ATM theft in Castleblayney

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Minister for Justice and Garda Commissioner to direct extra resources to Cavan-Monaghan following last nights ATM theft in Castleblayney, County Monaghan.   There have been seven ATM robberies in the border region and Northern Ireland this year.   Deputy Smyth commented, “There were dreadful […]

Patients in Cavan-Monaghan left at risk as Govt. let ambulance strike go ahead – Smyth

    Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has said the government are putting lives at risk in their treatment of ambulance service personnel who are striking this week. Today members of The National Ambulance Service Representative Association (NASRA) which is a branch of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) are involved in industrial action. […]

Smyth urges farmers to ensure their ANC appeals are lodged before April deadline

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth is encouraging farmers to ensure that they complete and submit their ANC appeals before the 8th April deadline. The Areas of Natural Constraints scheme (ANC) deals with areas of land that are designated as disadvantaged. Deputy Smyth explained, “There’s just over a week to go until the deadline […]

Smyth slams Taoiseach for under resourced ambulance services in North East– Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Taoiseach to increase the numbers of ambulance personnel in the north east. Deputy Smyth was speaking ahead of a protest on Wednesday, 27th of March at 2pm outside Leinster House to highlight the lack of resources for ambulance services in the north east.   Deputy […]