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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...

Laois TD apologises for ‘inappropriate’ Tweet as DUP leader Foster hits...

Laois TD Brian Stanley has issued an apology over a Tweet he posted - which he has since deleted. On Saturday, the Sinn Fein Deputy...

New bill seeks to allow workers carry over annual leave into...

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley is hoping to receive cross party support for a bill that would enable workers to carry over unused annual...

Calls for post-Brexit trade deal for Laois

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called for a strong trade deal for Laois to ensure the county is not negatively affected by Brexit. The...

Second phase of Abbeyleix Hospital refurbishment works to commence

The second phase of refurbishment works in Abbeyleix Hospital is due to be carried out in the coming weeks - Sinn Dein TD Brian...

‘Ban’ on pheasant shooting season due to Level 5 restrictions is...

The government's decision to not allow the pheasant shooting season to commence due to Level 5 restrictions has been described as 'completely over the...

‘I don’t regret it for a minute’ – Carol Nolan on...

Laois-Offaly Independent TD Carol Nolan says she has absolutely no regrets over how she left the Sinn Féin party in 2018 over her stance...

Weekend Read: First election success and media relations – Brian Stanley...

In the middle of 2010, the Sinn Féin party knew a General Election was going to come sooner rather than later and as Fianna...

‘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...