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In Pictures: Big crowd at the launch of Laois Integration Strategy

The launch of the first Integration Strategy for County Laois took place in the Parish Centre, Portlaoise recently by Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for...

Laois Fianna Fail to hold meeting tonight as speculation over General Election ticket continues

Laois members of the Fianna Fail party have been asked to attend a special meeting this evening in O'Loughlin's Hotel to discuss the upcoming...

Laois General Election candidate announces name change

Fianna Fáil’s general election candidate has announced that her surname will change from Pauline Madigan to Pauline Flanagan with immediate effect. Madigan is Pauline’s maiden...

New Senator from Laois-Offaly takes up post today

Laois-Offaly has a new Senator. Green Party councillor, Pippa Hackett from Geashill, was elected to the post unopposed on Friday last, November 1, which was...

John Whelan: Clendennen withdrawal marks another twist in Laois-Offaly general election saga

There’s not a sign of a poster, or the hint of a date, much less a vote cast, but the drama surrounding the build-up...

Laois TD Stanley introduces beef transparency bill in the Dail

Laois-Offaly TD Brian Stanley has introduced Sinn Féin’s Beef Price Transparency Bill into the Dáil. As things stand meat processors do not have to share...

Laois minister writes to Ceann Comhairle as ‘illegal voting’ controversy continues

Minister For Justice and Laois TD Charlie Flanagan has written a letter to the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl over the "illegality" of the...

Election progress, no-poster campaign and education issues to the fore at local Labour AGM

The Labour Party in Laois-Offaly held its constituency meeting in Kavanagh’s in Portlaoise this week. At the meeting JP O’Mahony was re-elected for another term...

Pauline Madigan upbeat and determined to run for Fianna Fáil

To paraphrase the famous quote, rumours of her political demise have been greatly exaggerated. Fianna Fáil general election candidate, Pauline Madigan, has defiantly confirmed her...

Local candidate poised to win Senate seat

A local candidate is in pole position to win the upcoming Seánad bye-election. Cllr Pippa Hackett from Geashill and an Offaly County County Councillor having...
What has the Budget 2018 got for you?

Show how Carbon Tax is paid, says Laois TD in aftermath of Budget

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois, Seán Fleming, has responded to Budget 2020. He said the issue of carbon tax has been to the forefront...
What has the Budget 2018 got for you?

All you need to know about Budget 2020

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue has started to announce the Budget for the coming year. The overall budget day package is €2.9 billion. Laois people can...

‘Sinn Féin’s Alternative Budget offers clear, solutions to the rip-off costs faced by families’,...

Laois-Offaly Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said his party’s Alternative Budget 2020 is aimed at ending the rip-off and giving families and workers...

Hospital waiting times for over 75s worsens in Tullamore and Portlaoise

Four hundred and thirty patients over 75 years old have been forced to wait over 24 hours in Portlaoise and Tullamore Hospitals during first...

Government should treat more patients locally, not spend €25 million outside the State –...

Laois TD and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Seán Fleming, has questioned why patients are not getting their medical procedures carried out in...

Beef crisis not being taking seriously by Government – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley has claimed that the Government is, 'not taking the depth of the crisis currently affecting beef farmers seriously'. The Sinn Fein...

‘Funding for Alzheimer Society in Laois/Offaly must be increased,’ – Nolan

Local TD Carol Nolan has called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to commit to seeking a significant increase in the budgetary support...

Laois parents worried about ‘accommodation crisis’ – O’Loughlin

A local TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Education and Skills Committee has said that university students are facing an 'accommodation crisis' as each...

TV License Fee proposals are not the way forward, argues Laois TD

The move by the Government to privatise the collection of TV licences is not the way forward, according to Laois Sinn Féin TD, Brian...

Absence of regulation of gas installations must be addressed immediately – Fleming

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Seán Fleming, has called on the Government to urgently address the appalling...

Back to School costs must be reduced – Stanley

According to figures released this week by the Irish League of Credit Unions, it costs an average of €950 to send a child back...

Mountrath flooding problem needs a solution – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley is calling for works to be carried out to solve the problem of flooding in Mountrath. “As a native of the...

Portlaoise hospital spent a massive €4.4 million on temporary agency staff in first five...

The Midlands Regional Portlaoise spent a massive €4.4 miliion on temporary agency staff in first five months of 2019. Speaking this morning, Laois TD Brian...

‘Funding crisis for primary schools must be addressed in upcoming Budget’ – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley has written a statement to express his view that the goverment, 'must deal with the funding difficulties for the primary...

LaoisToday Local Election coverage honoured at NUI Maynooth

It may seem like a lifetime ago now - but the Local Elections still cast a long shadow and the LaoisToday coverage has been...

General Election Overview: The state of play in Laois-Offaly

Over a month has passed since this year’s Local Elections and with county councils around the country now back to the business, attention will...

Back to school allowances should be applied for – O’Loughlin

Local TD Fiona O’Loughlin wants to remind constituents that it’s still not too late to apply for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear...

TD hits out at ‘nasty’ online comments about seriously-ill former Taoiseach Brian Cowen

TD for Kildare South, Fiona O'Loughlin, has hit out at 'nasty' comments that surfaced online in the last 24 hours following the news that...

‘Government is making fools out of those who depend upon Portlaoise Hospital’ – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley has today told the Government to not 'take the people of Laois for granted' after further delays expected in the...
Deputy Brian Stanley

Laois TD gets a new title after Sinn Féin reshuffle

A Laois TD has gotten responsibilities for a new role after a Sinn Féin reshuffle. TD Brian Stanley will take up the responsibility for Agriculture,...
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