Smyth calls on all local TDs to back FF motion to protect rural post offices

– Implement PSO payment to keep at risk post offices open – Local Fianna Fáil TD, Niamh Smyth has called on all TDs for the constituency of Cavan-Monaghan to back her party’s Private Members Motion which calls on the Government to retain post office services in 159 communities where their respective postmasters or postmistresses have […]

Border roads to suffer as Government cuts funding for maintenance – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says she is alarmed by the revelation that the Government has cut the 2018 roads maintenance budget by 30%. Deputy Smyth made the comments after Fianna Fáil’s Transport Spokesperson Robert Troy questioned Minister Shane Ross in the Oireachtas earlier this week. Deputy Smyth said, “Fianna Fáil has obtained […]

Smyth attends event on history of County Cavan Orangeism in Armagh

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says she was delighted to be invited and attend an event on the history of Cavan Orangeism in Loughgall in County Armagh last night. Commenting Deputy Niamh Smyth said, “As a TD for Cavan- Monaghan and as Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Arts & Heritage, I was delighted to […]

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 […]

Cavan and Monaghan among 15 counties that have no on-call mental health service available to children

Fianna Fáil TD Niamh Smyth says she is deeply concerned that Cavan and Monaghan have no access to an out of hours Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team.Deputy Smyth said, “It’s clear that our mental health services have been struggling in recent years due to a lack of investment and increasing demand. No […]

233 adults and children present as homeless in County Cavan so far in 2016 – Smyth 

Deputy Niamh Smyth attends briefing to address housing issues in County Cavan with Damien English TD  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says she is very concerned to see that the numbers of people affected by homelessness in County Cavan has doubled in two years. Deputy Smyth said, “One person presenting homeless in our […]

Smyth welcomes news that HSE are on the look-out for premises for new Primary Care Centre in Carrickmacross 

Forward thinking essential for this project in Carrickmacross Fianna Fáil Deputy Niamh Smyth has welcomed the news that the HSE are looking for a premises in Carrickmacross to provide a Primary Care Centre.  Deputy Smyth commented, “I have received confirmation from the HSE that they are actively looking for a site in the town to […]

Border farmers let down by Govt refusal to increase ANC payments – Smyth

– No provision in Budget 2017 for extra funding for agri scheme – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says she’s deeply disappointed that the Government has failed to increase payments under the Areas of Natural Constraint programme as part of Budget 2017.  Hundreds of farmers across Cavan and Monaghan are eligible for the […]

Deputy Smyth hosts coffee morning in aid of SOSAD Cavan on World Mental Health Day

Cavan/Monaghan TD Deputy Niamh Smyth is bringing mental health to the fore at Fianna Fáil Headquarters in Cavan next Monday the 10th of October which marks World Mental Health. Commenting, Deputy Smyth said, “On this important day, World Mental Health day I want to add my voice to the thousands who are saying “it’s okay, […]

16 full time and part time litter wardens in 2013 reduced to 3 full time in 2016 in Cavan & Monaghan

How can we prevent the scourge of illegal dumping without adequate resources? – Smyth Black bags of litter left lying for three weeks leaves rat concerns for residents Fianna Fáil Deputy Niamh Smyth says further reinforcements are needed in order to deal with the scourge of illegal dumping across counties Cavan and Monaghan. “I have […]