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#Brian Stanley

# brian-stanley - Thursday 29 November, 2018

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.

# brian-stanley - Friday 9 December, 2016

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.

# brian-stanley - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

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.

# brian-stanley - Monday 19 October, 2015

# brian-stanley - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

What would happen if Sinn Féin scraps Irish Water and water charges? Shinnernomics This post contains videos

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…

This would be the first act of a Sinn Féin government

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

The claims came from a Sinn Fein TD.

# brian-stanley - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Cost of water meters underestimated by €107 million

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“It will create outrage amongst the public.”

# brian-stanley - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Party delegations meet the Troika today

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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