Contractors being identified to start Holy Family School – Smyth

Some progress being made on new school Development ahead of Minister’s visit Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has received confirmation from the Minister for Education Richard Bruton that contractors are now being identified for the tender process for the new Holy Family School in Cootehill. Deputy Smyth said, “I have been informed by […]


HSE must tackle recruitment and retention in hospitals to avoid threatened strikes – Smyth

– Cavan General could be hit by wildcat action over pay – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says threatened wildcat strikes at Emergency Departments must be called off. A number of hospitals were affected by the action earlier this week, when some agency staff refused to turn up to work. Deputy Smyth commented, […]


FF Women’s Network challenges economic inequality at Cavan Conference

– Representing the 51% addresses gender pay gap, pensions and childcare – President of Fianna Fáil Women’s Network and TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says economic inequality and childcare two of the biggest challenges facing women in Ireland today.  She was speaking at the Representing the 51% conference, which was held in Cavan earlier today. […]


Smyth secures visit by Minister for Disabilities to Holy Family School this month.

Minister accepts invitation to visit Holy Family School in Cootehill Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has received confirmation from the Minister for Disablities Finian McGrath that he will visit the Holy Family School in Cootehill in the coming weeks. “I am delighted to have secured this visit by the Minister with responsibilities Finian […]


Lakelands additional Dryer will bring massive economic boost to the region – Smyth

Opening of Dryer in Bailieborough will see one of the largest plants in Europe located in East Cavan 160,000 tonnes of milk powder and 40,000 tonnes of butter being produced yearly in Bailieborough for export market Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan and North Meath Niamh Smyth says the opening of the third new dryer at […]


Govt must restore Local Improvement Scheme funding and extend application deadline – Smyth

– Expressions of interest deadline needs to be backed up by new €5m Govt funding – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Department of Rural and Community Development to restore funding to the Local Improvement Scheme to €5m and extend the expressions of interest deadline. “The Local Improvement Scheme saw […]


Smyth demands answers on School Transport Scheme route selection

– Children should not be forced to change schools as a result of new guidelines – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has called on the Education Minister to ensure that children are treated fairly when it comes to places on the School Transport Scheme.  Deputy Smyth says she is aware of a number […]


Ambulance response times in Cavan-Monaghan falling well short of the average – Smyth

– Patients waiting over 80 mins for ambulances to reach them – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has expressed concern about ambulance response times across the two counties following a number of incidents in recent weeks when it took more than one hour for ambulances to reach patients. In one case, it took […]


Taoiseach gives assurances he’ll raise fracture clinic delays for patients in Cavan Monaghan with Minister

Taoiseach gives assurances he’ll raise fracture clinic delays for patients in Cavan Monaghan with Minister Fracture clinic slots reduced for patients in Cavan & Monaghan Fianna Fáil Deputy Niamh Smyth has demanded the Taoiseach address waiting times for patients from Cavan and Monaghan attending the fracture clinic in Drogheda. Deputy Niamh Smyth said, “I raised […]


Smyth welcomes reunification of Cavan-Monaghan constituency

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has welcomed the publication of the Constituency Commission report, which has recommended the reunification of Co. Cavan in the Cavan-Monaghan constituency and an increase in the number of TDs from 4 to 5. Deputy Smyth commented, “I am delighted that common sense has prevailed and the Constituency Commission […]