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Niamh Smyth

Niamh Smyth
Niamh Smyth
Opposition Spokesperson for
the Arts and Heritage
Assumed office
19 May 2016
Leader Micheál Martin
Preceded by Seán Ó Fearghaíl
President of the Fianna Fáil Women's Network
Assumed office
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
Constituency Cavan–Monaghan
Personal details
Born (1978-04-19) 19 April 1978 (age 40)
Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) James Conaty (m. 2011)
Relations Paddy Smith (Grand uncle)
Children 1
Alma mater National College of Art and Design
Dún Laoghaire Institute (MA)
University of Limerick (PGD)[1]

Niamh Smyth (born 19 April 1978) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cavan–Monaghan constituency since the 2016 general election. She had been a member of Cavan County Council from 2009 to 2014.

In May 2016, she was appointed by the Leader of the Opposition Micheál Martin to the Fianna Fáil front bench as Opposition Spokesperson for the Arts and Heritage.[2]

Personal life

Smyth is currently married to James Conaty and they have one daughter together, Juliet who was born on the 17 November 2016.[3]


  1. ^ "National College of Art and Design". Wikipedia. 2017-05-31. 
  2. ^ "First-time TD: Niamh Smyth, Fianna Fáil". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Anglo Celt - Baby joy for Deputy Niamh Smyth". Anglo Celt. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 
Preceded by
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin
Brendan Smith
Joe O'Reilly
Sean Conlan
Heather Humphreys
Teachta Dála for Cavan-Monaghan
2016 – present
With: Heather Humphreys 2016 – present
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin 2016 – present
Brendan Smith 2016–present