Irish passport applications increase as Brexit looms – Smyth

– Number of applications from GB and NI almost double since referendum –  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the reality of Brexit has hit home as figures released to Fianna Fáil show an increase in first-time passport applications from Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Deputy Niamh Smyth said, “The figures show applications […]

Delay in border region Garda divisional changes the correct decision – Smyth

-Armed Gardaí to be stationed in Cavan-Monaghan from this morning-  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has welcomed media reports that Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has decided to delay any divisional changes in the border region until Brexit uncertainty passes.   Deputy Smyth commented, “Following my call last Friday that it is not the time […]

Smyth meets with SDLP to discuss Border and Brexit issues

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has met with SDLP MLA Justin McNulty to discuss Brexit, trade, the All-Island economy, and issues unique to the border region. The Deputies were joined by Louth TD Declan Breathnach.   Deputy Smyth said, “It was important to meet with our partners in the SDLP. As scenes unfold […]

Brexit risks the reintroduction of roaming rates – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has expressed concern that roaming charges could be reintroduced for mobile customers along the border after Britain leaves the EU.  The current agreement is governed by an EU regulation, but there are no real indications as to what will happen once Brexit happens. Deputy Smyth commented, “Mobile customers […]

Border region will pay the price for Minister’s lacklustre Brexit plan – Smyth

– Govt must get serious about Brexit threat – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth is calling on the Agriculture Minister to beef up the Government’s Brexit plans ahead of the triggering of Article 50.  She has described the Government’s approach to date as laissez faire and is warning that unless a coherent plan […]

Smyth disappointed Minister hasn’t formed Agricultural Cross Border Forum following Brexit Referendum

Lack of urgency on this issue by Minister of little comfort for farmers in Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan Monaghan Niamh Smyth says she is disappointed by the response from the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed regarding the implementation of an Agricultural cross border forum in light of the Brexit Referendum result. “I asked […]