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My Life in Politics: Thomasina Connell on early memories, hectic schedule...

Our latest My Life in Politics interviewee is Portlaoise-based Fine Gael councillor Thomasina Connell. She first arrived on the political scene in 2016 when she ran in...

‘We need to stand up to online bullying’ says Laois politician

Portlaoise-based solicitor Thomasina Connell says that people "need to stand up to online bullying" and that the "constant abuse of elected reps" will turn...

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...

‘I would love to see Sinn Féin leading an alternative left...

Portlaoise-based Sinn Féin county councillor Caroline Dwane-Stanley says she would love to see her party leading an "alternative left Government" in the future. And she...

My Life in Politics: Seamus McDonald on early memories, busy life...

Seamus McDonald is Fianna Fáil’s longest-serving county councillor in Laois, the Rosenallis man first having been elected in 1985. Indeed only current Cathaoirleach Willie Aird of Fine...

My Life in Politics: James Kelly on election memories, Tony Gregory...

James Kelly is an independent county councillor from Mountrath and was first elected to Laois County Council in 2014, before retaining his seat comfortably...

Councillors ‘should be given the power to tackle local problems’

Laois County Councillor James Kelly has said that local representatives should have more power to deal with problems in their area. The Mountrath-based councillor, speaking...

My Life in Politics: Aisling Moran on canvassing, helping people and...

Aisling Moran, who is a Fine Gael councillor for the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District, is the latest to feature on our Life in Politics interview. Though...

‘Health services should be controlled by local government’ says Laois county...

Laois County Councillor Aisling Moran has said that the health services should be controlled by local government and that the HSE needs to reformed. Speaking...

My Life in Politics: Aidan Mullins on early influences, a slow...

My Life in Politics is a new weekly series on LaoisToday where we will chat with various local politicians - both past and present. First...