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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Brian Stanley

This year
PAC suspends meeting over unanswered questions and inattendance of Central Bank governor
Members became increasingly frustrated today when they felt their questions were not answered.
# nursing home charges
Public Accounts Committee to probe whether Government hid information about nursing home charges
The committee is meeting this afternoon to discuss the strategy.
All time
# money at montrose
RTÉ has made an 'initial payment' to Revenue over self-employment contracts, Dáil committee hears
The State broadcaster is facing a “structural funding problem”, according to its director general.
# restrictions
Sinn Féin's Brian Stanley says Garda Colm Horkan's funeral is among several 'large funerals' that have taken place
Stanley was responding to a question about a republican funeral in Derry last week.
# Horse Racing IReland
PAC to question Horse Racing Ireland over 'unusual circumstances' behind the loss of €389,000
The money was in control of a cash-in-transit company when it stopped operating and went into liquidation.
# Controversy
Brian Stanley says he's 'an ally of the LGBT community' and he wishes to apologise to Leo Varadkar
The Sinn Féin TD apologised for two tweets he sent that have caused controversy.
# Personal statement
Brian Stanley TD to make statement about controversial tweets in the Dáil today
Stanley has already apologised for a tweet about two IRA attacks on the British army.
# War of Words
Varadkar accuses Mary Lou McDonald of justifying Sinn Féin 'intimidation' after young activist leaves party
The activist resigned after claiming she was told to delete posts critical of TD Brian Stanley.
Sinn Féin TD says Brian Stanley guilty of 'colossal errors of judgment'
Brian Stanley is taking this week off to spend time with his family at the request of his party leader, Mary Lou McDonald.
# Brian Stanley
Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley seeks to make 'full personal statement' to the Dáil
Brian Stanley has insisted he has nothing to apologise for over a tweet about Leo Varadkar.
Party leader Mary Lou McDonald met with Stanley today
The PAC chair is to spend time with his family next week
Taoiseach says controversy is affecting the credibility of the PAC
# PAC chair
Brian Stanley apologises for IRA tweets: We need to talk about the past in a way that doesn't deepen division
The Sinn Féin TD repeated his apology for a tweet he sent over the weekend about two IRA attacks.
Stanley repeated his apology for his tweet about two IRA attacks on the British Army.
The PAC chairman told his colleagues he was sorry for the position he had put them in.
Ceann Comhairle tells Arlene Foster that Brian Stanley tweet was 'disrespectful' and requires 'credible political response'
McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks
# Arlene Foster
Ceann Comhairle tells Arlene Foster that Brian Stanley tweet was 'disrespectful' and requires 'credible political response'
Stanley tweeted on Saturday equating two historical IRA attacks on the British army.
# Brian Stanley
McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks
Brian Stanley has apologised for the tweet about IRA attacks on the British Army.
# Narrow water
'No further action under consideration' by SF over TD's tweet about IRA attacks
Brian Stanley has apologised for the tweet about IRA attacks on the British Army.
Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley sent a tweet on Saturday about two historical IRA attacks on the British Army.
Stanley has since apologised for the "inappropriate and insensitive" tweet.
DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she will write to the Ceann Comhairle of the Dáil regarding the tweet.
# Cold Snap
Calls for a Cold Weather Payment for severe weather to be introduced
In Northern Ireland, the Cold Weather Payment scheme kicks in when the temperature falls below zero degrees for seven days.
# Rubbish of the republic
Leaflets from Sinn Féin's environment spokesperson dumped in Kildare wood
Sinn Féin said it wasn’t a member of the party who dumped the rubbish.
# snore
Is this the most boring constituency in Ireland?
Just six candidates are running in three-seat Laois where many believe the result is a foregone conclusion.
# On the same side?
Heard about the 'bizarre' water charges protest outside a Sinn Féin TD's office?
Aren’t they on the same side?
# Shinnernomics
What would happen if Sinn Féin scraps Irish Water and water charges?
Here’s what we know about the Sinn Féin alternative to Irish Water…
# thinking ahead
This would be the first act of a Sinn Féin government
Sinn Féin has published a bill to abolish water charges today.
# Contractors
Irish Water rubbishes claims water metering has stopped in Dublin
The claims came from a Sinn Fein TD.
# Price hike
Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million
RTÉ’s This Week programme says the guide price provided to Government was way off.
# Breath of fresh air
Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation
The government says it will not oppose a Sinn Féin bill on the height of turbines.
# Water Charges
'A national scandal': Irish Water facing questions from PAC over €50m consultancy fees
Irish Water has defended the spending saying the initial cost of setting it up has to be seen “in the context of long term cost savings”.
# Friday sittings
'I binge drink myself, and I'm ashamed of that': TDs debate alcohol sponsorship of sport
Alcohol and fluoridation of the Irish drinking water supply were discussed by a small number of TDs in a new-look Friday sitting in the Dáil today.
# fluoridation
Proposed bill would ban fluoride from Ireland's water
Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has introduced the bill, which would see the act of putting fluoride into water made illegal.
# Water Charges
Opposition parties attack Labour for 'political posturing' over water charges
An announcement from the Tánaiste that charges will not be implemented next January has drawn criticism from Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin.
# No Confidence
Dáil votes down Sinn Féin's motion of no confidence in the government
The motion was defeated with Labour TD Pat Rabbitte calling it “parliamentary farce”.
# Household charge
Mayo County Council criticised for Household Charge court summonses
“It will create outrage amongst the public.”
# Sinn Féin
Party delegations meet the Troika today
Delegations from Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are meeting the Troika this morning.
# Household charge
Dáil votes down Bill to repeal Household Charge
Sinn Féin introduced the Bill yesterday and wanted to see the charge ‘consigned to the rubbish bin’. It was voted down this evening.
# Household charge
Bill to repeal household charge to be debated in the Dáil tonight
The bill is being proposed by Sinn Féin but will almost certainly be defeated by the government when it goes to a vote tomorrow.
# Household charge
Dáil to vote on Bill to repeal Household Charge
Meanwhile, the LGMA has started the process of analysing data to identify those who have not yet paid.
# Water Charges
Government insists only 300,000 homes won't have meters
But this number will come down significantly in the coming years, according to the Department of the Environment.
# Water Charges
Sinn Féin calls on Government to clarify water meter charges
Party spokesperson Brian Stanley has said any attempt to bill households for water meters will be “fiercely resisted”.
# Household charge
New household charge could be docked from wages or welfare
People who boycott the annual payment – including several TDs – could see it taken directly from their paychecks or benefits, the Government has confirmed.
# GE11
All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected
A full recount will get underway in Galway West this afternoon with five candidates already elected but not yet declared.