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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,...

Election Memories: The turbulent 80s but Laois-Offaly resolutely remains Fianna Fáil...

So you think the political landscape is fragile, fractured and fragmented – well you clearly weren’t around in the 1980s. The 80s, the decade that...

Sinn Féin candidate on holidays during closing week of election campaign

A Sinn Féin candidate in the Kildare South constituency, which now takes in Portarlington, Killenard and Ballybrittas, has gone overseas on holidays at a...

On the Canvass: Cold night but warm reception as Brian Stanley...

It's a bitterly cold Tuesday evening in Portlaoise but the reception on the doorsteps for Sinn Féin General Election candidate Brian Stanley is overwhelmingly...

United Ireland a large focus as Sinn Féin launch election campaign

The 2020 General Election is fast approaching and Sinn Féin have just one representative in the Laois-Offaly constituency. Brian Stanley was the only TD in...

Big battle in store in Kildare South as Laois and Offaly...

This day three weeks we'll almost certainly be near the end of the General Election count - and from a Laois point of view...

Anger as elderly person forced to wait hours for ambulance to...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says the fact that an elderly person had to wait two hours for an ambulance to arrive in Clonaslee...

Sinn Féin lambast Minister Flanagan on RIC event and call for...

Sinn Féin forces in Laois have lined up to blast local Minister Charlie Flanagan for his role in organising an official State event to...

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’...

Differing opinions on Government’s Broadband deal for rural Ireland and taxpayers

Laois TD, Brian Stanley, has described the Government’s Broadband deal as the 'worst of all options' following the announcement that the contract is to...

Abbeyleix Hospital: No funding, no progress, and now further delays says...

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has spoken out over the lack of attention and the neglect of the Abbeyleix hospital. Deputy Stanley said: “Eight years...

Laois TD Stanley introduces beef transparency bill in the Dail

Laois-Offaly TD Brian Stanley has introduced Sinn Féin’s Beef Price Transparency Bill into the Dáil. As things stand meat processors do not have to share...

Gap between top and bottom earners must be closed – Brian...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called for the introduction of a Living Wage of €12.30 an hour. The Laois-Offaly TD was speaking in the...

‘Sinn Féin’s Alternative Budget offers clear, solutions to the rip-off costs...

Laois-Offaly Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said his party’s Alternative Budget 2020 is aimed at ending the rip-off and giving families and workers...

Laois TD demands an end to ‘beef processors cartel-like behaviour’

Sinn Féin Agriculture spokesperson Brian Stanley TD has called for an end to the cartel-like behaviour by the beef processors who have refused to...

Sinn Féin scrap over make-up of Council committees

There was a right good verbal spat at the Council over the make-up of the local authority Special Policy Committees (SPCs) for the next...

TV License Fee proposals are not the way forward, argues Laois...

The move by the Government to privatise the collection of TV licences is not the way forward, according to Laois Sinn Féin TD, Brian...

Laois woman speaks on being elected to new Kildare area –...

The seventh count of the new Kildare area in the recent Local Elections saw Patricia Ryan being elected to Kildare County Council. This is significant...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Being strong on your home patch was very much apparent in Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District, where...

ELECTED: Caroline Dwane Stanley takes the third Portlaoise seat

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Sinn Fein's Caroline Dwane-Stanley has retained her seat in the Portlaoise Municipal District. She polled 1,210...

Ground hurling, the GAA vote and the Rosenallis factor all in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union One of the puzzling anomalies of Laois-Offaly politics is how villages like Ballacolla and Bracknagh...