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‘We need to be wide awake to this’ – Portlaoise Hospital...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley is appealing for a concrete plan to be put in place to secure the services in Portlaoise Hospital,...

Talking Politics Podcast: Brian Stanley on early influences, Gerry Adams and...

In our latest Talking Politics Podcast, we're joined by Laois-Offaly Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley to discuss his life and times. We talk about his...

Sinn Fein economic strategy to ‘put Midlands at heart of Ireland’s...

Sinn Féin Laois-Offaly T.D Brian Stanley and Chair of the Public Accounts Committee has launched Sinn Féin’s proposals for 'Regenerating the Economy in Laois...

Laois Sinn Féin TD calls on students to ‘tell their story’

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley is calling for third level education to be made accessible and affordable for everyone irrespective of their age, geography...

Lack of medical card cover for workers raised by Brian Stanley...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has has said that "some simple changes to the current system will make a major difference to people's...

‘Chaotic’ start to Government says Mary Lou McDonald on visit to...

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has described the new Government as "chaotic" since they have taken power. Speaking after she visited Portlaoise yesterday to...

Brian Stanley set to chair high-profile Public Accounts Committee

Laois TD Brian Stanley may not have been appointed as a Sinn Féin front bench spokesperson but he has been appointed as the chairman...

No place for Stanley as Sinn Fein announce new frontbench

Despite topping the poll with a surplus of more than 5,000 votes, Brian Stanley has lost his position on the Sinn Fein frontbench. The Laois...

‘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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2014 Election Memories: Carnage even before the off, FF and FG...

This piece by John Whelan originally featured on LaoisToday on April 28, 2019, ahead of the Local Elections. In the biggest blow to local government...

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...

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...

Sinn Féin membership surge in Laois following General Election 2020

Sinn Féin have seen a huge rise in membership nationally since the 2020 General Election - a surge that has also been experienced by...

Laois TD Stanley calls on Fianna Fail to stop ‘playing games’...

Sinn Fein TD for Laois Brian Stanley has called on Fianna Fail to stop playing games and enter talks to form the next government. The...

How the power of prayer was the secret weapon to get...

It might be pushing it a bit far to call it a miracle, but the re-election of one local TD last weekend was against...

ELECTED: Patricia Ryan first to gain a seat in Kildare South

Sinn Fein's Patricia Ryan has been elected on the sixth count in the Kildare South constituency. She topped the poll last night but had to...

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,...

Cowen labels Sinn Fein vote a ‘costly punt’ by voters

Laois-Offaly Fianna Fail candidate Barry Cowen has labelled the huge surge in Sinn Fein support as a 'costly punt'. Mr Cowen, who is well placed...

ELECTED: Brian Stanley tops the poll in Laois-Offaly on first count

Brian Stanley has become the first person from the Laois-Offaly constituency to be elected to the 33rd Dail. The Sinn Fein candidate has topped the...

John Whelan: You could go on holidays and still get elected...

"You could go on holidays and still get elected for Sinn Féin," a shrewd political observer said to me during the week. It turns out...

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,...