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Local TD labels government’s rejection of Sinn Fein emergency budget as...

A local TD has labelled the government's decision to vote down a Sinn Fein proposal for an emergency budget as 'disappointing'. Brian Stanley made the...

‘More local production and local jobs would help to offset inflation...

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley claims that producing a greater quality of our food locally would go some way to countering inflationary pressures. Speaking...

Peat on Laois bogs has to be moved ‘for environmental reasons’...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says that attempts to prevent the movement of harvested peat off three Laois bogs 'is illogical and will damage...

From the Archives: On the Canvass – Cold night but warm...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on January 30 ahead of the 2020 General Election.  It's a bitterly cold Tuesday evening in Portlaoise but...

No day care services available in Laois as all three are...

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley raised the issue of a lack of day care services throughout Laois in the Dail recently. Deputy Stanley explained how...

‘Laois School Dental Scheme is broken’ says Laois TD as more...

The HSE is failing children by not providing them with their statutory entitlement of routine dental screening in schools, says a Laois TD. According to...

Closure of Laois and Offaly employment services described as ‘bad decision’...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has stated that the closure of local employment services in Portlaoise, Tullamore, Portarlington and Birr is a bad decision...

Laois households ‘will be hit hardest with carbon tax increases’ says...

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley says that Laois households will be hit hardest with carbon tax increases in the upcoming Budget. The 2022 Budget will...

Laois TD blasts government housing plan and says ‘not one affordable...

Laois TD Brian Stanley has blasted the government's housing plan and says it has not delivered one affordable home in our county in almost...

Hospital waiting lists surge as Laois TD calls for urgent action

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called for urgent action to tackle the hospital waiting list in Laois. According to the Sinn Fein deputy, the number...

Laois TD’s party publishes plan aimed at tackling back to school...

Sinn Féin have launched proposals that they say would tackle the costs associated with children returning to school. Under their play, Laois TD Brian Stanley...

Laois TD calls for Property Tax reform as more than one...

A Laois TD has called on the government to reform the Property Tax system. Sinn Fein's Brian Stanley says that more than one third of...

More than 5,000 Laois people waiting for a driving or theory...

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has criticised Minister Eamon Ryan for 'the chaos his lack of action and difficulties he has caused for those...

Laois TD calls for reform of grant scheme for upgrading septic...

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called for the grant scheme for the upgrading of septic tanks to be reformed. He said that almost half of...

More apprenticeships needed in Laois ‘if we are to rebuild the...

A Laois TD says that the government needs to incentivise more young people to take up apprenticeships if the economy is to recover following...

Laois TD highlights housing and rental crisis in the county and...

Laois TD Brian Stanley has highlighted was he says is the housing and rental 'crisis' that exists in the county. Speaking on Sinn Féin’s housing...

Laois TD urges cross party support for Bill ‘to protect student...

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called for cross party support for a Sinn Fein Bill that will come before the Dail on Wednesday. The party...

Laois TD urges cross-party support for Sinn Féin mental health motion

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has urged cross-party support for Sinn Féin’s motion calling for an emergency response to the accelerating mental health crisis. This...

Laois turf cutters ‘can’t be left in the cold’ says Sinn...

Laois turf cutters cannot 'be left in the cold' this year - Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley says. The Laois TD says that they are...

New bill aims to dramatically improve the lives of carers

A Laois TD Is calling for his constituency colleagues to back a Sinn Fein bill which sets out four ways to improve the lives...

Laois TD launches ‘Community Wealth Building Proposal’ aimed at assisting rural...

TD Brian Stanley has launched Sinn Féin’s proposals for 'Community Wealth Building' in Laois and Offaly. According to Mr Stanley, this is a 'powerful model'...

Laois TD calls on fellow elected officials to back bill on...

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has called on his colleagues in Laois, Offaly and around the country to back a bill on adoptive rights. This...

Legislation on the way to tackle scourge of illegal dumping

Legislation aimed that tackling illegal dumping is on the way - so says Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley. There have been countless examples of dumping...

Laois TD calls on the government to ‘ramp up’ vaccination programme

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called on the government to ramp up the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The latest figures show that 226,291 people have received...

Almost 1,500 people waiting for a driving test date in Portlaoise

Almost 1,500 people are waiting to receive a date for their driving test in Portlaoise. So says Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley as he called...

‘I’m a normal working person … while politics is my passion,...

In every General Election there are countless stories from the hundreds of candidates all over the country. One that really caught the attention in the...

‘We’re always on an election footing … at some point there...

A little over a year ago Laois native Patricia Ryan topped the poll and took the first seat in the Kildare South constituency in...

“We need to crush this virus” – Laois TD calls for...

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called on the government to introduce mandatory two-week quarantine for all people who enter the country. At present, people from...

LaoisToday Podcast: Sinn Féin poll topper one year on from General...

On this week’s episode of the LaoisToday Podcast, we're delighted to be joined by Sinn Féin TD Patricia Ryan.  Patricia represents the Kildare South constituency...

Housing, sports facility and sustainability feature in masterplan for 25-acre Council...

A Laois County Councillor and TD have submitted a detailed masterplan for how they believe Laois County Council should use a sizeable portion of...