Small increase in Arts income highlight Government neglect of sector – Smyth

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Arts and Heritage Niamh Smyth TD has said the Government continues to neglect the Arts sector as latest Central Statistics Office figures reveal a 0.5% increase in weekly earnings in the arts and entertainment sector. Deputy Smyth commented “The CSO figures released this week highlight a continued neglect of the Arts […]



Smyth welcomes increase in hours for Bereavement Counselling Services in Cavan & Monaghan but says more needed

– Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer to be in place in March 2019 Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has welcomed confirmation from the HSE that the hours for the Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officer has been increase with the position expected to be up and running in March to provide support to people who have […]


Calls for public investigation reiterated in Dáil as scoping inquiry moves forward– Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Minister for Justice to acknowledge a Dáil motion and commence a commission of investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Shane O’Farrell. This month it was announced a scoping inquiry to examine the circumstances of the fatal hit and run would be carried […]



Judgement on North South Interconnector disappointing for residents – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has expressed her disappointment at yesterday’s Supreme Court judgement which has upheld the planning permission granted for the North-South Interconnector.   Deputy Smyth said “The ruling from the courts is disappointing for the many residents who have expressed concern over the project. While we acknowledge the importance of […]


Alternative accommodation in Cootehill sought as respite service delays continue – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called for HSE action as respite services in Cavan-Monaghan will see additional build up in waiting lists due to the closure at the Annalee View Respite Services in Cootehill. The service will remain closed indefinitely as an oil leak is repaired.   Deputy Smyth said “There are […]


Government overspending on Children’s Hospital sees collateral damage for Cavan-Monaghan- Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Minister for Transport to clarify the status of the A5 road project which would see Cavan Monaghan linked to Derry with an improved road infrastructure.   Deputy Smyth said “There is much frustration in Cavan and Monaghan following the news that €27 million which […]