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Brian Cowen and John Moloney

John Moloney on Brian Cowen – ‘He was dealt a hand that was so...

The Moloneys from Mountmellick and Cowens from Clara are two of the old stock Fianna Fáil families - ones that can trace their lineage...
Sinn Fein TD Patricia Ryan

‘I’m a normal working person … while politics is my passion, my family will...

In every General Election there are countless stories from the hundreds of candidates all over the country. One that really caught the attention in the...

‘We’re always on an election footing … at some point there has to be...

A little over a year ago Laois native Patricia Ryan topped the poll and took the first seat in the Kildare South constituency in...
James Daly, PJ Kelly and Vivienne Phelan are also expected to contest for the vacant Fine Gael seat on Laois County Council

Three names in the hat as contest expected for vacant Fine Gael council seat

Three names have emerged as candidates to fill the Laois County Council seat left vacant following the retirement of Fine Gael's Emo-based councillor Tom...

‘There used to be a vaccine hesitancy, now there is almost a vaccine envy’

Local independent TD Cathal Berry has described the atmosphere in nursing homes as "almost celebratory" during the Covid vaccination rollout and says that whereas...

Giving the Government a C+ and urging Stephen Donnelly to delegate more – local...

Local independent TD Cathal Berry - one of only two doctors in the Dáil - has said he'd grade the Government's response to the...

Calls for those with underlying conditions, SNAs, teachers and family carers to be moved...

Senator Fiona O’Loughlin has called on Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to consider revising the Covid-19 vaccine rollout to move certain key groups up...

Laois County Councillor calls for those over 66 to be allowed received Pandemic Unemployment...

A Laois County Councillor has called on the Deptartment of Social Protection to remove the age limit currently in place on the Pandemic Unemployment...

Warm tributes as Tom Mulhall calls time on political career

There have been warm tributes paid to retiring Fine Gael councillor Tom Mulhall, who announced his decision on Friday to step down from political...
Brian Stanley on Covid-19

Laois TD calls on Horse Racing Ireland to explain cash-in-transit loss of €389,000

Sinn Féin TD and Chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Brian Stanley has called on the board of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) to...

Laois County Councillor resigns his seat citing health reasons

Laois County Councillor Tom Mulhall has tendered his resignation for health reasons. The Fine Gael politician, who comes from Emo, has stepped down from the...

Calls for safety works on busy Laois road following incident involving mother and child

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety works to be carried out on a busy Laois road, highlighting a near miss between a...

Calls for action to solve ‘ongoing anti-social behaviour’ problems at former Laois shopping centre

A Laois County Councillor has called for action to be taken to solve what he says are 'ongoing anti-social behaviour' problems at the site...

‘Quit delaying and start paying student nurses now’

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, has called on the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly to 'quit delaying and pay student nurses and midwives now'. The...

‘I thought I could do something for Laois … it didn’t work out’

The euphoria of being successful in an election provides the triumphant snapshots - but for losing candidates, it's harder to think of a tougher...

Fishing, agri-food, hospitality and tourism industries to benefit from €1.05bn Brexit Reserve Fund

The fishing, agri-food, hospitality and tourism industries are set to benefit after Ireland was granted €1.05bn of the EU's Brexit Reserve Fund. The figures represents...
Brian Stanley on Covid-19

Laois TD’s committee to investigate as new Department of Health secretary general role to...

The Public Accounts Committee, of which Laois TD Brian Stanley is the chairman, is to investigate following a government decision to increase the salary...

Laois TD becomes one of the first politicians to receive Covid-19 vaccine in Ireland

A Laois TD became one of the first politicians in Ireland to receive the Covid-19 vaccine yesterday. Independent TD for Kildare South, Cathal Berry, who...

MEP for Laois hits out at ‘tardy delivery’ of vaccine as non-EU countries ‘power...

MEP for the South, which include Laois, Billy Kelleher, has hit out at the European Union's vaccine roll-out programme. The Cork native says that the...
Brian Stanley on Covid-19

Laois TD Brian Stanley addresses Dail following Twitter controversy

Laois TD Brian Stanley has made a speech in the Dail this afternoon following the controversy surrounding his Twitter activity. Deputy Stanley has found himself...

‘Student nurses and midwives are being taken advantage of’

The Laois man who was Solidarity-People Before Profit candidate in this year's General Election has hit out strongly at the Laois-Offaly TDs that voted...

Mary Lou requests Brian Stanley to take week off and Taoiseach rows in as...

Embattled Laois Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley is to take a week off on the request of his party leader Mary Lou McDonald ahead...

‘He let his guard slip – he didn’t think of the consequences and the...

On of Brian Stanley's closest allies, local Sinn Féin councillor Aidan Mullins, hopes that Deputy Stanley's statement made at Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on...
Brian Stanley on Covid-19

Ceann Comhairle ‘appalled’ by Brian Stanley tweet and calls for ‘credible political response’

The Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil has said that he was "appalled" by the tweet from Laois-Offaly Sinn Féin TD in relation to IRA...

‘This was a mistake by Brian Stanley and one that will not be repeated’

Laois-Offaly Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley won't be removed as chairman of the Dáil's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), according to party leader Mary Lou...

‘Wholly inappropriate’ but key Sinn Féin TD rules out further action in relation to...

One of Sinn Féin's most high-profile TDs has described Brian Stanley's tweet in relation to the IRA attacks on the British army as "wholly...

The ‘surreal experience’ of winning an election during lockdown

When you think of elections and the subsequent count, it's usually the happy scenes of celebration that come to mind first. But for Mark Wall,...

Laois TD apologises for ‘inappropriate’ Tweet as DUP leader Foster hits out

Laois TD Brian Stanley has issued an apology over a Tweet he posted - which he has since deleted. On Saturday, the Sinn Fein Deputy...

Planning for the next General Election but Labour Party ‘have to get back to...

Labour Party Senator Mark Wall says he hopes to contest the next General Election, whenever that may be - but he says the party...

Green Party appoints three local area representatives for Laois

The Green Party have selected three representatives - one for each of the local electoral areas in Laois. Sean McManus will represent Portlaoise, John Holland...