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‘Government does not represent change’ says Laois Sinn Fein TD

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says “the new Government led by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil does not represent the change that people...

My Life in Politics: Caroline Dwane-Stanley on visiting Long Kesh, local...

Sinn Féin's rise at a national level has been mirrored somewhat in Laois. The party won their first Dáil seat in the 1997 General Election...

Laois TD proposes €200 and €100 vouchers to boost tourism

Sinn Féin is proposing an economic stimulus plan for the tourism and hospitality sectors. This plan, amounting to over €860 million, would, they say, revive...

‘A Government led by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael – no...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said that the Programme for Government agreed by Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party is...

Portlaoise Emergency Services needs to be secured in Programme for Government,...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says that the retention of the Emergency Department at Portlaoise Hospital should be secured in the new Programme...

Laois TD calls for new supports for small and medium businesses...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called for additional supports for small and medium sized businesses in Laois. Today, the Laois TD's party wrote to...

Laois TD calls on Beef Taskforce to be reconvened immediately

Sinn Féin Agriculture spokesperson Brian Stanley has called on the Minister for Agriculture to 'urgently' reconvene the Beef Taskforce. The Laois TD says that the...

Closure of Covid-19 Hardship Fund ‘shows need for increased supports for...

A Laois TD says Government must do more for older people in wake of the Covid-19 Hardship fund closing yesterday, earlier than planned. Sinn Fein's...

Further support needed for St Fintan’s staff and patients, say Laois-Offaly...

Sinn Féin TD for Laois-Offaly Brian Stanley is calling on the HSE to do more to protect staff and patients at St Fintan’s Hospital...

Turf cutting given special exemption during Coronavirus

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley and Spokesperson on Rural Development has said turf cutting has been given a special exemption during the Coronavirus pandemic. The...

2004 Election Memories: No TDs, some PDs, a Sinn Féin breakthrough...

This piece by John Whelan originally featured on LaoisToday on April 15 2019 ahead of last year's Local Elections. While the country was still basking...

Minister Flanagan says there is no threat to jobs at Portlaoise...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says there is no threat to jobs at Portlaoise Mail Centre. Earlier today, Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has called...

Legislate against ‘unfair profiteering’ says Laois TD Stanley

Laois-Offaly Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called on the Government to intervene to outlaw a number of unfair practices appearing during the Covid-19...

John Whelan: This wasn’t a Sinn Féin surge, it was a...

A Sinn Fein surge, they say. Scratch that. This was a tsunami. A tsunami of support that swept away everything in its political path. Laois,...

Stanley states Sinn Fein will not be a ‘mudguard’ for other...

As in keeping with the huge increase in support for Sinn Féin nationally, Laois’s Brian Stanley is on course to top the poll in...

REVEALED: The final tallies from Laois-Offaly with Stanley expected to have...

Sinn Fein's Brian Stanley is set to break 16,000 votes and have almost 5,000 of a surplus, according to the final tallies compiled by...

Stanley to top the poll as Sinn Féin almost double vote...

Brian Stanley to increase vote by almost double  Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy to lose out Carol Nolan leads the way for fifth seat Sean Fleming,...

On the Canvass: Cold night but warm reception as Brian Stanley...

It's a bitterly cold Tuesday evening in Portlaoise but the reception on the doorsteps for Sinn Féin General Election candidate Brian Stanley is overwhelmingly...

United Ireland a large focus as Sinn Féin launch election campaign

The 2020 General Election is fast approaching and Sinn Féin have just one representative in the Laois-Offaly constituency. Brian Stanley was the only TD in...

Election Memories: FF leave seat behind them as Sinn Féin make...

Although joined at the hip since the birth of the nation Laois-Offaly were separated for the first time for general election purposes in 2016. Previously,...

Anger as elderly person forced to wait hours for ambulance to...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says the fact that an elderly person had to wait two hours for an ambulance to arrive in Clonaslee...

Certainty on Portlaoise Hospital is ‘sugar-coated promises’ says Laois TD Stanley

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said that claims that the future of services at Portlaoise Hospital are secure due to the Slaintecare...

Abbeyleix Hospital: No funding, no progress, and now further delays says...

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has spoken out over the lack of attention and the neglect of the Abbeyleix hospital. Deputy Stanley said: “Eight years...

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

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...

Talks between key beef stakeholders should reconvene as ‘matter of urgency’...

Sinn Féin’s spokesperson for Agriculture Deputy Brian Stanley has launched his party's Mandatory Beef Price Transparency Bill 2019. As the farmer protests continue at the...

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

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

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

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...

Tillage group hits out ‘hypocrisy’ of Mercosur deal as Dáil vote...

The Irish Grain Growers Association, who have a very strong Laois membership, have hit out strongly at the "hypocrisy" surrounding the recent Mercosur trade...

Laois and Offaly home help crisis raised in the Dáil as...

According to Laois TD Brian Stanley, 500 constituents in Laois and Offaly are left on waiting lists for home help services. Speaking in the Dáil,...

1999 Election Memories: The count that ended up in court as...

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