Brian Stanley (politician)

Brian Stanley (born January 1958) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Laois–Offaly constituency since the 2020 general election, and previously from 2011 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2020 for the Laois constituency. He was appointed Chair of the Public Accounts Committee in July 2020.[2][3]

Brian Stanley

Brian Stanley 2013.jpg
Chair of the Public Accounts Committee
Assumed office
15 July 2020
Preceded bySeán Fleming
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2020
In office
February 2011 – February 2016
In office
February 2016 – February 2020
Personal details
BornJanuary 1958 (1958-01) (age 62)[1]
Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland
Political partySinn Féin
Spouse(s)Caroline Dwane Stanley
Alma materDublin Institute of Technology

He unsuccessfully contested the 2002 and 2007 general elections in Laois-Offaly.[4]

Stanley was elected at the 1999 local elections as a member of Portlaoise Town Council, and was re-elected in 2004, and in 2009.[4] He was elected as a member of Laois County Council for the Portlaoise local electoral area at the 2004 local elections, and was re-elected in 2009.[4] His wife, Caroline Dwane Stanley, is a member of Laois County Council.

In July 2020, Stanley was appointed as the chair of the high profile Public Accounts Committee.[3] He is the first Sinn Féin TD to hold the office.


  1. ^ Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 135. ISBN 9780717150595.
  2. ^ "Brian Stanley". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Brian Stanley TD appointed Chair of the Public Accounts Committee - Mary Lou McDonald TD". Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  4. ^ a b c "Brian Stanley". Retrieved 1 March 2011.

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Preceded by
John Moloney
(Fianna Fáil)
Sinn Féin Teachta Dála for Laois–Offaly