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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...

€70,000 to be spent on five bus shelters in three locations...

€70,000 is to be spent on the construction of five bus shelters in three locations in Laois. So says Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley who...

Peat on Laois bogs has to be moved ‘for environmental reasons’...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says that attempts to prevent the movement of harvested peat off three Laois bogs 'is illogical and will damage...

Audiology services set to be returned to Laois ‘before the end...

Audiology services are set to be returned to Laois before the end of the month - according to TD Brian Stanley. The Sinn Fein TD...

Government contradiction over proposal to ban the sale of turf from...

Government officials have contradicted each other with statements made about the potential banning of the sale of turf from September. Last night, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar...

Plans to close mental health facility in Laois and move residents...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called on the HSE and the Department of Health to reverse its plans to close Erkina House in...

Childcare in ‘urgent need of reform to reduce costs’ says Laois...

'We have one of the most expensive childcare systems in the European Union'. So says Laois TD Brian Stanley who was speaking on the issue...

‘Let us get away from plastic and remove it from society’...

A Laois TD has called on the government to put a ban on plastic packaging during a debate in the Dail. Sinn Fein's Brian Stanley...

Need for domestic violence accommodation in Laois raised in the Dail

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley raised the absence of domestic violence accommodation in Laois and Offaly in the Dáil this morning. Minister of State at...

Bord na Mona plant in Portlaoise set to reopen following agreement...

An agreement between Bord na Mona and an international company will see a plant in Portlaoise reopen. So says local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley...

Update provided on progress for new Kolbe Special School as tender...

Minister for Education Norma Foley has provided an update on the status of the new building for Kolbe Special School in Portlaoise. The Fianna Fail...

Government measures on fuel ‘do not go far enough’ says Laois...

A Laois TD says that the planned cut in excise duty by the government will 'not go far enough' to help with rising fuel...

Laois politicians report ‘positive’ meeting with HSE officials on the future...

Laois politicians were happy following a meeting with HSE officials on the future of Abbeyleix Hospital which took place recently. The primary purpose of the...

‘There are boys and girls of 16 and 17 who have...

Local Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley raised the collapse of the School Dental Scheme and the Medical Card Dental Scheme with Taoiseach Micheál Martin...

Laois TD calls for the planned May increase in Carbon Tax...

A Laois TD has called on the Government to halt the May increase on Carbon Tax in order 'not to heap further pressure on...

Laois driving licence services must be reinstated to the Council says...

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley says that driving licence services should be reinstated to Laois County Council. This comes after it was revealed last week...

Abbeyleix daycare in limbo but some progress on Portlaoise and Mountmellick

Local TD Brian Stanley has said that badly-needed progress has been made on Portlaoise and Mountmellick Day Care Centres - but that the situation...