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Sexy rows, Belgian beer and 3 other questions we had for Brian Hayes

The Fine Gael MEP talked banking inquiry, beer and European politics with TheJournal.ie this week.

FINE GAEL MEP Brian Hayes was a familiar face for anyone with even a casual interest in Irish politics when he was a junior minister.

The former Dublin South-West TD was regularly sent out to bat for the coalition in its first three years in office. But last year he took the somewhat surprising decision to contest the European elections for the party in Dublin, winning the last of three seats.

When he came into TheJournal.ie offices this week we talked European politics, the banking inquiry and Belgian beer…

1. Does he miss Irish politics? 

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2. Why’s it so hard to explain to people what’s going on in Brussels? 

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3. Should Irish MEPs quiz Jean-Claude Trichet about the banking crisis? 

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4. Will he return to Irish politics? (and will he always be in politics?) 

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5. What’s his favourite Belgian beer? 

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