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Case made for Laois secondary school to receive brand new sports...

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley is calling on the Minister for Education to approve funding for a sports hall at St Fergal’s College...

‘Worsening housing emergency in Laois exposed by latest Daft.ie rent report’

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has demanded that the Minister for Housing ‘take emergency action to tackle run away rents’ in Laois. Deputy Stanley was...

‘The service is no longer fit for purpose’ – Plight of...

Sinn Féin raised the urgent need to address the current staffing difficulties for firefighters in Laois and Offaly in the Dail. Addressing Minister Darragh O’Brien,...

Home Care services and need to open all bed in Abbeyleix...

Laois TD Brian Stanley raised the need to improve home care and open all beds in Abbeyleix Hospital in the Dáil recently. The Sinn Fein...

Laois TD calls for further investigation as report shows OPW spending...

The Public Accounts Committee has been called upon to further examine findings of an internal Office of Public Works (OPW) report revealing that hundreds...

Huge midlands waiting list for access to child disability network teams...

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says he has received figures showing there is a huge waiting list for Child Disability Network Teams CDNT’s...

Progress demanded on provision of domestic violence refuge in Laois

Local Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley raised the need to prioritise a domestic violence refuge in the county. Speaking in the Dáil he stressed the...

Government must now introduce urgent ban on energy disconnections says Laois...

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called on the government to back a Sinn Fein motion in the Dáil to ensure households are protected from...

Resolution found as school bus for students in Laois restored following...

The school bus for students in the Emo area attending Mountmellick Community School has been approved. Parents from Emo, Vicarstown and The Rock have been...

‘Laois Community Welfare clinics needs to be reinstated’ says local TD

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has raised the need for Community Welfare Clinics to be reinstalled in Laois. Community Welfare Officers held clinics in...

‘The levy is unfair to those of us that didn’t cut...

One of the more unpopular aspects of last week's Budget was the introduction of 10% levy on concrete products from next April. The move is...

Laois TD calls for electricity price caps and the reopening of...

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley called for electricity price caps and for the two midlands power stations to be reopened. Deputy Stanley made the...

Increase in income threshold for social housing in Laois widely welcomed

The publication of revised social housing income levels that will apply across the Laois Local Authority area. The change will be implemented via Ministerial Regulations...

Sinn Féin TD welcomes ‘long overdue’ changes to social/council housing threshold

Laois-Offaly Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley says the announcement to be made by the Minister for Housing Darragh O'Brien for an increase in the...

Children returning to oversized classes in the new academic year is...

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says that figures obtained by his party, underline the need for increased investment in the education system in...

Laois TD calls for extra capacity on School Transport Scheme

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says that children are again being turned away from school transport this year 'due to a failure by the...

Further delays to re-opening beds in Abbeyleix deemed ‘unacceptable’

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says that further delays in opening beds in the nursing unit and the Day Care Centre in Abbeyleix...

‘Carers are fulfilling a vital role and I am calling on...

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley is calling on the Government to improve the situation for Family Carers in the upcoming Budget. “This week I met with...

Assurances over the future of Portlaoise Hospital given following Dail discussion

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that there are no plans to downgrade Portlaoise Hospital's A&E Department. The Minister was questioned on the subject...

Plight of those seeking to buy a house in Laois raised...

The plight of those seeking to buy a house in Laois was raised in the Dail recently by Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley. According to...

Public Accounts Committee to examine the case of Laois mental health...

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) are to examine the case of Erkina House in Rathdowney. So says Laois TD Brian Stanley who is the chair...

Back to school measures welcomed by Laois TDs but ‘majority of...

Two Laois TDs say that the government’s back to school measures are welcome but one says 'missed the majority of working families who are...

Calls for Laois domestic violence centre to be established reiterated following...

Calls for a domestic violence refuge centre to be constructed in Laois have been reiterated following a government announcement. Just last week, a Council meeting...

Laois TD calls for means test surrounding SUSI college grant to...

A Laois TD has called on the government to change the means test which judges whether an applicant is eligible or not for a...

Laois primary schools in need of post-Covid lift says Laois TD...

A Laois TD has called on the government to give extra funding to primary schools in the county as they emerge from Covid. Sinn Fein's...

Issue of Erkina House raised in the Dail as Minister told...

The ongoing issue of the future of Erkina House in Rathdowney was raised on the floor of the Dail recently. Back in April, Deputy Brian...

‘Increased HAP discretion rates welcome but rent freeze still required’ says...

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has given a qualified welcome to the increased discretion on rent limits for Housing Assistant Payments (HAP) in...

‘More local production and local jobs would help to offset inflation...

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley claims that producing a greater quality of our food locally would go some way to countering inflationary pressures. Speaking...

Stanley: Sinn Féin Bill will tighten regulation around Airbnbs – and...

Laois-Offaly Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said that the ‘Short-term Lettings Enforcement Bill’ proposed by his party and passed unopposed through first stages...

Local Credit Unions ‘handcuffed because of overly strict legislation’ says Laois...

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called on the government to remove the 'overly strict regulations' on Credit Unions to allow them to offer more...