Smyth welcomes progress in OB/GYN consultant recruitment

– New posts will see additional services rolled out at Cavan General Hospital – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has welcomed a progress update from the RCSI group, which confirms that interviews for consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist posts are scheduled to take place this month. Under the contract, these consultants will have dedicated […]

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 […]

Govt update does nothing to curb soaring premiums – Smyth

– Motorists still forking out for premiums – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says a new update on the cost of motor insurance will do nothing to appease drivers who are forking out hundreds, and in some cases thousands of euros on premiums.  The Quarter 1 Update on the Report on the Cost […]

Farmers in Cavan and Monaghan left behind by scandalous GLAS delays – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has slammed the Agriculture Minister for failing to meet his commitment to farmers to have GLAS payments made by the end of April. More than 100 farmers across Cavan and Monaghan are still waiting on their 2016 GLAS payments. Deputy Smyth commented, “This situation has gone beyond a […]

Mobile customers paying the price as operators up cost of monthly plans – Smyth

– Telecoms providers hike bills as roaming charges are axed – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has slammed some mobile operators for hiking up monthly plans for customers.  She’s accused these companies of attempting to gouge customers and rob them of savings which would come about as a result of the scrapping of […]

Smyth calls on Minister to allocate funds for rural roads

– LIS scheme must be reintroduced to carry out essential repairs – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the Minister for Rural Affairs must reverse his decision not to provide funding for essential maintenance work on non-county roads.  Minister Michael Ring is refusing to provide money under the CLÁR scheme this year. Deputy […]

Minister cannot continue to dismiss the will of the Dáil on North-South interconnector – Smyth

– Naughten report does not go far enough – Fianna Fáil TD for Niamh Smyth has hit out at the Communications Minister for attempting to sidestep a Dáil motion and set up a limited report into the cost of undergrounding the North South interconnector. Earlier this year both the Dáil and the Seanad passed a […]

Minister must ensure that illegal dumping crackdown is properly enforced – Smyth

– Resources needed to tackle escalating problem – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has given a cautious welcome to a new Government initiative aimed at tackling illegal dumping.  However, she’s warning that unless proper resources are allocated to the plan, the problem of illegally dumped rubbish will continue to blight local communities. Deputy […]