Smyth demands publication of North-South interconnector reviews

– Both studies are sitting on Minister Naughten’s desk – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on Minister Naughten to immediately publish two independent reviews which examined the feasibility of undergrounding the North-South interconnector and the appropriate level of compensation for affected land and property owners. The reports, which were sanctioned following […]

FF secures Oireachtas hearing on changes to Assessment of Need

– Huge backlogs in the system must be addressed – Fianna Fáil has secured a special meeting of the Oireachtas Health Committee to discuss changes to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Assessment of Need for children with disabilities. Representatives from the Psychological Society of Ireland, the Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland and advocacy […]

Govt must instruct State agencies to hand over vital documentation to CervicalCheck inquiry – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says women who have been failed by the CervicalCheck system are being further disrespected by the State, which is dragging its heels and delaying the scoping inquiry into the controversy. Yesterday the man heading up the inquiry Dr. Gabriel Scally revealed that there has been a delay in […]

Govt must allocate additional Gardaí to Cavan/Monaghan to curb spiralling crime levels – Smyth

– Recent high profile burglaries highlight need for extra resources – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the Justice Minister needs to wake up to the scourge of rural crime and allocate additional resources to the force in the Cavan/Monaghan division. There have been a number of high profile burglaries in Cavan in […]