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#Brian Stanley

# brian-stanley - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Brian Stanley says he's 'an ally of the LGBT community' and he wishes to apologise to Leo Varadkar
# Controversy
# Controversy

Brian Stanley says he's 'an ally of the LGBT community' and he wishes to apologise to Leo Varadkar

Dec 15th 2020, 5:10 PM 21,762 Views 48 Comments

The Sinn Féin TD apologised for two tweets he sent that have caused controversy.

Brian Stanley TD to make statement about controversial tweets in the Dáil today
# Personal Statement
# Personal Statement

Brian Stanley TD to make statement about controversial tweets in the Dáil today

Dec 15th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,461 Views 87 Comments

Stanley has already apologised for a tweet about two IRA attacks on the British army.

# brian-stanley - Monday 7 December, 2020

Varadkar accuses Mary Lou McDonald of justifying Sinn Féin 'intimidation' after young activist leaves party
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Varadkar accuses Mary Lou McDonald of justifying Sinn Féin 'intimidation' after young activist leaves party

Dec 7th 2020, 1:49 PM 38,413 Views 97 Comments

The activist resigned after claiming she was told to delete posts critical of TD Brian Stanley.

# brian-stanley - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Sinn Féin TD says Brian Stanley guilty of 'colossal errors of judgment'
# PAC
# PAC

Sinn Féin TD says Brian Stanley guilty of 'colossal errors of judgment'

Dec 6th 2020, 4:40 PM 33,345 Views 85 Comments

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 - Friday 4 December, 2020

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley seeks to make 'full personal statement' to the Dáil
# Brian Stanley
# Brian Stanley

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley seeks to make 'full personal statement' to the Dáil

Updated Dec 4th 2020, 4:23 PM 44,712 Views 162 Comments
  • 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

# brian-stanley - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Brian Stanley apologises for IRA tweets: We need to talk about the past in a way that doesn't deepen division
# PAC Chair
# PAC Chair

Brian Stanley apologises for IRA tweets: We need to talk about the past in a way that doesn't deepen division

Dec 2nd 2020, 5:06 PM 23,646 Views 98 Comments
  • 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.

# brian-stanley - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Ceann Comhairle tells Arlene Foster that Brian Stanley tweet was 'disrespectful' and requires 'credible political response'
# Arlene Foster
# Arlene Foster

Ceann Comhairle tells Arlene Foster that Brian Stanley tweet was 'disrespectful' and requires 'credible political response'

Dec 1st 2020, 9:30 PM 23,621 Views 73 Comments

Stanley tweeted on Saturday equating two historical IRA attacks on the British army.

McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks
# Brian Stanley
# Brian Stanley

McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks

Dec 1st 2020, 9:01 AM 23,450 Views 84 Comments

Brian Stanley has apologised for the tweet about IRA attacks on the British Army.

# brian-stanley - Monday 30 November, 2020

'No further action under consideration' by SF over TD's tweet about IRA attacks
# Narrow Water
# Narrow Water

'No further action under consideration' by SF over TD's tweet about IRA attacks

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 2:04 PM 78,459 Views 263 Comments
  • 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.

# brian-stanley - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Calls for a Cold Weather Payment for severe weather to be introduced
# Cold Snap
# Cold Snap

Calls for a Cold Weather Payment for severe weather to be introduced

Nov 29th 2018, 6:05 AM 27,989 Views 39 Comments

In Northern Ireland, the Cold Weather Payment scheme kicks in when the temperature falls below zero degrees for seven days.

# brian-stanley - Friday 9 December, 2016

Leaflets from Sinn Féin's environment spokesperson dumped in Kildare wood
# Rubbish Of The Republic
# Rubbish Of The Republic

Leaflets from Sinn Féin's environment spokesperson dumped in Kildare wood

Dec 9th 2016, 3:36 PM 18,220 Views 178 Comments

Sinn Féin said it wasn’t a member of the party who dumped the rubbish.

# brian-stanley - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Is this the most boring constituency in Ireland?
# Snore
# Snore

Is this the most boring constituency in Ireland?

Feb 16th 2016, 8:30 PM 45,652 Views 61 Comments

Just six candidates are running in three-seat Laois where many believe the result is a foregone conclusion.

# brian-stanley - Monday 19 October, 2015

Heard about the 'bizarre' water charges protest outside a Sinn Féin TD's office?
# On The Same Side?
# On The Same Side?

Heard about the 'bizarre' water charges protest outside a Sinn Féin TD's office?

Oct 19th 2015, 8:30 PM 24,479 Views 103 Comments

Aren’t they on the same side?

# brian-stanley - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

What would happen if Sinn Féin scraps Irish Water and water charges?
# Shinnernomics
# Shinnernomics

What would happen if Sinn Féin scraps Irish Water and water charges?

Apr 8th 2015, 10:49 PM 56,621 Views 322 Comments

Here’s what we know about the Sinn Féin alternative to Irish Water…

This would be the first act of a Sinn Féin government
# Thinking Ahead
# Thinking Ahead

This would be the first act of a Sinn Féin government

Apr 8th 2015, 11:19 AM 36,947 Views 400 Comments

Sinn Féin has published a bill to abolish water charges today.

# brian-stanley - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Irish Water rubbishes claims water metering has stopped in Dublin
# Contractors
# Contractors

Irish Water rubbishes claims water metering has stopped in Dublin

Feb 17th 2015, 5:35 PM 16,827 Views 119 Comments

The claims came from a Sinn Fein TD.

# brian-stanley - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million

Nov 23rd 2014, 8:39 PM 39,350 Views 190 Comments

RTÉ’s This Week programme says the guide price provided to Government was way off.

# brian-stanley - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation
# Breath Of Fresh Air
# Breath Of Fresh Air

Wind farms to face stricter regulation under proposed legislation

Apr 9th 2014, 9:09 AM 5,544 Views 103 Comments

The government says it will not oppose a Sinn Féin bill on the height of turbines.

# brian-stanley - Friday 10 January, 2014

'A national scandal': Irish Water facing questions from PAC over €50m consultancy fees
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

'A national scandal': Irish Water facing questions from PAC over €50m consultancy fees

Jan 10th 2014, 1:34 PM 19,097 Views 125 Comments

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”.

# brian-stanley - Friday 8 November, 2013

'I binge drink myself, and I'm ashamed of that': TDs debate alcohol sponsorship of sport
# Friday Sittings
# Friday Sittings

'I binge drink myself, and I'm ashamed of that': TDs debate alcohol sponsorship of sport

Nov 8th 2013, 4:51 PM 17,208 Views 64 Comments

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.

# brian-stanley - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Proposed bill would ban fluoride from Ireland's water
# Fluoridation
# Fluoridation

Proposed bill would ban fluoride from Ireland's water

May 9th 2013, 2:05 PM 25,792 Views 309 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has introduced the bill, which would see the act of putting fluoride into water made illegal.

# brian-stanley - Monday 8 April, 2013

Opposition parties attack Labour for 'political posturing' over water charges
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Opposition parties attack Labour for 'political posturing' over water charges

Apr 8th 2013, 7:10 PM 4,084 Views 19 Comments

An announcement from the Tánaiste that charges will not be implemented next January has drawn criticism from Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin.

# brian-stanley - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Dáil votes down Sinn Féin's motion of no confidence in the government
# No Confidence
# No Confidence

Dáil votes down Sinn Féin's motion of no confidence in the government

Dec 12th 2012, 9:31 PM 8,198 Views 122 Comments

The motion was defeated with Labour TD Pat Rabbitte calling it “parliamentary farce”.

# brian-stanley - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Mayo County Council criticised for Household Charge court summonses
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Mayo County Council criticised for Household Charge court summonses

Oct 27th 2012, 3:44 PM 13,526 Views 139 Comments

“It will create outrage amongst the public.”

# brian-stanley - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Party delegations meet the Troika today
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Party delegations meet the Troika today

Oct 17th 2012, 8:09 AM 4,349 Views 89 Comments

Delegations from Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are meeting the Troika this morning.

# brian-stanley - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Dáil votes down Bill to repeal Household Charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Dáil votes down Bill to repeal Household Charge

Jun 20th 2012, 10:15 PM 6,296 Views 42 Comments

Sinn Féin introduced the Bill yesterday and wanted to see the charge ‘consigned to the rubbish bin’. It was voted down this evening.

# brian-stanley - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Bill to repeal household charge to be debated in the Dáil tonight
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Bill to repeal household charge to be debated in the Dáil tonight

Jun 19th 2012, 1:31 PM 3,271 Views 52 Comments

The bill is being proposed by Sinn Féin but will almost certainly be defeated by the government when it goes to a vote tomorrow.

# brian-stanley - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Dáil to vote on Bill to repeal Household Charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Dáil to vote on Bill to repeal Household Charge

Jun 16th 2012, 1:28 PM 5,180 Views 130 Comments

Meanwhile, the LGMA has started the process of analysing data to identify those who have not yet paid.

# brian-stanley - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Government insists only 300,000 homes won't have meters
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Government insists only 300,000 homes won't have meters

Apr 21st 2012, 1:03 PM 3,885 Views 34 Comments

But this number will come down significantly in the coming years, according to the Department of the Environment.

# brian-stanley - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Sinn Féin calls on Government to clarify water meter charges
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Sinn Féin calls on Government to clarify water meter charges

Apr 15th 2012, 4:00 PM 4,847 Views 114 Comments

Party spokesperson Brian Stanley has said any attempt to bill households for water meters will be “fiercely resisted”.

# brian-stanley - Saturday 17 December, 2011

New household charge could be docked from wages or welfare
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

New household charge could be docked from wages or welfare

Dec 17th 2011, 12:24 PM 7,241 Views 159 Comments

People who boycott the annual payment – including several TDs – could see it taken directly from their paychecks or benefits, the Government has confirmed.

# brian-stanley - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected
# GE11
# GE11

All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected

Mar 1st 2011, 7:58 AM 980 Views 0 Comments

A full recount will get underway in Galway West this afternoon with five candidates already elected but not yet declared.