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Insurance rip off can’t be ignored any longer, says Laois TD...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said the "Government cannot ignore the rip off in insurance premiums any longer". This comes on the back...

Laois TD’s Dail vote to end state funding of Greyhound racing...

Laois/Offaly TD Brian Stanley called a vote in the Dáil yesterday afternoon to oppose horse racing and greyhound racing being given €86m of taxpayers’...

Thousands of households and businesses in Laois-Offaly let down again by...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called on the Government to stop wasting time and public money and to engage with the ESB to...

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...

Over 790 children in Laois waiting more than a year for...

Over 870 people in Laois are waiting over a year for occupational therapy. There are 1140 people are awaiting Speech and Language Therapy while...

‘Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil back failed Minister and failed housing...

A Laois TD has spoken in the Dáil this week on the Sinn Féin motion of no confidence in Minister for Housing, Planning and...

‘Appalling’ waiting list for eye services in Portlaoise Hospital

Laois TD Brian Stanley has claimed that waiting lists for Ophthalmology (eye) services in Laois/Offaly are, 'the symptom of a dysfunctional in health system'. A...

‘Death by 1,000 cuts for Portlaoise Hospital’ – claims Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley has claimed that a leaked memo from the Dublin/Midlands Hospital Group highlights 'clear attempts within the upper echelons of the...

Digital Safety Bill needs to be pushed through the Dail quicker,...

Following the meeting of the Dail Committee with Facebook this week, Sinn Fein’s spokesperson on Communications Brian Stanley TD said, “allowing violence, offensive images,...

Protection sought for local houses at risk from Radon gas

The urgent need to protect houses in Laois and Offaly at higher risk from Radon gas - dubbed the silent killer - has been...

Former Portlaoise primary school needs to be demolished ‘urgently’

The Department of Education should demolish the former St Paul's School which was set on fire in recent days as a matter of urgency,...

Level of local cocaine use is ‘mind-boggling’

The level of cocaine use in Portlaoise and throughout the county was labelled as "mind-boggling" by Cllr Willie Aird at the County Laois Joint...

Almost 200 elderly people left without home help in Laois in...

Close to 200 elderly people in Laois were waiting for home help last year despite being approved for care, a situation which Deputy Brian...

Higher Laois commitment from IDA and Enterprise Ireland welcomed

Four visits by companies to Laois so far this year may be an indication of a higher commitment from the IDA and Enterprise Ireland...

Long delays in Laois for broadband raised in Dáil

Concerns over the lack of high speed broadband access for many areas in Laois have been raised in the Dáil. Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley...

Stanley supports repeal of Eighth Amendment

Laois Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley supports repealing the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution. Deputy Stanley said that he is “broadly in support” of...

Concerns that Laois homes could be vulnerable to gas price jump

Concerns have been raised about homes in Laois housing estates being locked into gas supply contracts without any alternatives being available. Sinn Féin TD Brian...

Permanent post set to be filled at Portlaoise hospital

A permanent ophthalmic post is set to be filled at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, it has been confirmed this week. Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley...

Extra school bus places sought for Laois students

The need for a larger school bus to serve Vicarstown and Emo and alleviate the lack of school transport has received local political backing. Sinn...