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Laois TD’s legislation set ‘to tackle bogus self-employment’

Laois TD Brian Stanley says his party have brought forward to legislation aimed at tackling 'bogus self-employment'. This is an issue which the Public Accounts...

Concerns raised as 97-year-old woman and 95-year-old man ‘not vaccinated’ in...

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has raised serious questions about the government's Covid-19 vaccination programme following revelations that a 97-year-old woman and 95-year-old man...

New bill aims to dramatically improve the lives of carers

A Laois TD Is calling for his constituency colleagues to back a Sinn Fein bill which sets out four ways to improve the lives...

‘Rock solid’ case made for new school in Laois town

A 'rock solid' case for a new school has been made to Minister for Education Norma Foley following a meeting with officials from Scoil...

Laois TD launches ‘Community Wealth Building Proposal’ aimed at assisting rural...

TD Brian Stanley has launched Sinn Féin’s proposals for 'Community Wealth Building' in Laois and Offaly. According to Mr Stanley, this is a 'powerful model'...

Laois TD seeks ‘clarity on Citywest Hotel contract as costs hit...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called for full clarity around the HSE’s contract with the Citywest Hotel complex. According to the Chair of the...

School dental services in Laois have reached ‘crisis’ point

The 'crisis' in the school dental service in Laois has gotten worse - Laois TD Brian Stanley says. According to the Sinn Fein TD, the...

Remote working on a ‘permanent basis’ post pandemic could benefit thousands...

Working from home could become a permanent option for thousands of Laois commuters after the Covid-19 pandemic ends. This is according to Fianna Fail TD...

Laois TD calls on fellow elected officials to back bill on...

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has called on his colleagues in Laois, Offaly and around the country to back a bill on adoptive rights. This...

Legislation on the way to tackle scourge of illegal dumping

Legislation aimed that tackling illegal dumping is on the way - so says Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley. There have been countless examples of dumping...

Laois people have one of the ‘lowest disposable incomes’ in the...

The midlands is at the bottom of the league regarding personal disposable income, compared to all other regions in the country. Laois and Offaly fare...

Laois TD calls on the government to ‘ramp up’ vaccination programme

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called on the government to ramp up the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The latest figures show that 226,291 people have received...

Almost 1,500 people waiting for a driving test date in Portlaoise

Almost 1,500 people are waiting to receive a date for their driving test in Portlaoise. So says Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley as he called...

Grants for Laois swimming pools but county ‘left out’ of new...

€72,582 has been allocated to six swimming pools in Laois in an effort to support their ongoing maintenance and running costs while they are...

New pedestrian crossing confirmed for Laois town

A brand new pedestrian crossing has been confirmed for a Laois town. According to Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley, Mountrath is to get a new...

“We need to crush this virus” – Laois TD calls for...

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called on the government to introduce mandatory two-week quarantine for all people who enter the country. At present, people from...

Housing, sports facility and sustainability feature in masterplan for 25-acre Council...

A Laois County Councillor and TD have submitted a detailed masterplan for how they believe Laois County Council should use a sizeable portion of...

‘Crisis point’ reached on number of children awaiting crucial services

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley says the number of children in Laois and Offaly awaiting special interventions has reached 'crisis point'. The Deputy was speaking...

Calls for mass Covid-19 vaccination centre to be established in Laois

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley says that mass vaccination centres need to be regionalised so that they can be accessible for everyone in the...

Laois TD calls on Horse Racing Ireland to explain cash-in-transit loss...

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

‘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...

Cessation of peat harvesting ‘a major loss to the Midlands’

Bord na Mona have formally ceased all peat harvesting on its lands. Production had been halted from a High Court decision in 2019 which ruled...

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

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

Calls for vaccination of teachers and school staff to be ‘fast-tracked’

Laois-Offaly TD Barry Cowen has called for the vaccination of teachers and school staff to be 'fast-tracked'. In a letter to Taoiseach Micheal Martin, Mr...

Almost €1 million per year ‘bad use of taxpayers’ money’ on...

Almost €920,000 per year is being spent by the government to rent offices in Laois for the public service. This, according to Sinn Fein TD...

Laois TDs unanimous in relation to Covid-19 vaccine

All three of Laois's sitting TDs say that they will take the Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available. LaoisToday contacted Sean Fleming, Charlie Flanagan and...

Calls for ‘unacceptable’ and ‘scandalous’ waiting list of Laois children to...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley is calling for action to be taken to address the huge backlog of children to be seen by a...

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...

Call for government to approve funding for expansion of Portlaoise Hospital...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley is calling on the Government to approve the funding for a new unit and the expansion of the Emergency...

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

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