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 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 […]


Bailieborough St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be the highlight on the green calender

The community of Bailieborough in East Cavan is gearing up to host the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the County. The new and improved parade will host large crowds and impressive floats are expected on the day to make it a very memorable occasion. RTE will also be in attendance, supporting the festivities of […]


Smyth expresses concern about lack of social housing units in Monaghan

– Only half of all approved houses have been commenced –  New figures released to Fianna Fáil reveal that only 106 housing units have been commenced by Monaghan County Council since January 2015.  That’s despite the fact that 205 units had been approved in that time. Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says she’s […]


Urgent action needed on nursing home beds – Smyth

– Capacity across Cavan and Monaghan falls by almost 40% in six year period – – Private nursing homes should be used to alleviate overcrowding –  Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth says the Government must begin looking at a whole of sector approach to tackling the overcrowding crisis in our hospital system.  As […]


New national litter scheme to be developed in 2017 – Smyth

– Litter is a national challenge that needs a national response – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan Monaghan, Niamh Smyth has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for the Environment, Denis Naughten that a new scheme to support local authorities with dumping will be rolled out soon. Speaking during a Dáil debate, Minister Naughten announced […]


HSE and hospitals not on same page over 20 week scans – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has said that despite the recent remarks from the Master of the Rotunda Hospital, Fergus Malone that anomaly scans will now be offered as part of maternity services at Cavan General Hospital and Our Lady’s Hospital, Drogheda, there is still doubt about whether any progress will be made. […]


Home Care Packages should be made available to Fair Deal applicants – Smyth

FF Bill will offer home care services in place of long term residential care – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth is calling on the Government to support a Bill, being brought forward by her party, which would see home care packages offered to people in place of long term residential care. The Nursing […]


Children losing out on ECCE childcare as a result of enrolment loophole – Smyth

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth is calling on the Children’s Minister to close a loophole in the ECCE system, which limits enrolment options.  Under the current scheme, children can only be admitted to the scheme in September, January and April, which means that the number of weeks of childcare that kids are entitled […]


Smyth welcomes provision of anomaly scans for regional maternity hospitals

– Cavan General Hospital will qualify for scans under RCSI plan – Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan-Monaghan Niamh Smyth has welcomed comments from the Master of the Rotunda Hospital, which will see anomaly scans offered to pregnant women at Cavan General Hospital.  Under the plan, specialist consultants will travel from the Rotunda to Cavan General […]