Long assessment lists will lead to larger problems down the line – Smyth

– Patients being forced to go private to secure assessments – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth is warning of seriously delayed treatments for people with disabilities as waiting lists for assessments for a range of specialties. Deputy Smyth explained, “I have been contacted by a number of GPs who have expressed deep frustration […]

38 Vacancies within Cavan/Monaghan Hospital Group – Smyth

– 22 nursing positions still outstanding – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has received confirmation from the RCSI Hospital Group that 38 positions are vacant within the Cavan and Monaghan Hospital Group.  The bulk of the vacancies are in nursing. The figures came to light following a Parliamentary Question from Deputy Smyth. “The […]

FF calls for emergency meeting of Agriculture Committee to discuss impending fodder crisis

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the Agriculture Minister must come before the Oirechtas Committee on Agriculture to discuss his plans to deal with the impending fodder crisis. Her comments come following a decision by her party’s Agriculture Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue to write to the Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food […]

Rising cost of business insurance adding to rural isolation and risking jobs – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan Monaghan Niamh Smyth has said that rising cost of insurance for businesses is having a devastating impact on the competitiveness and profitability of SMEs in this country. She says not only this it is adding to rural isolation in towns and villages. Deputy Smyth said, “I have a worrying number […]