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#Brian Hayes

# brian-hayes - Thursday 2 May, 2019

From The42 Cork Con bullish approaching AIL final with revamped style and 'Stockdale 2.0' in Sean French White Heat

Cork Con bullish approaching AIL final with revamped style and 'Stockdale 2.0' in Sean French

Entering their fourth consecutive final, the Cork club look in rude attacking health.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Brian Hayes to quit politics to become CEO of Banking and Payments Federation Ireland

The 49 year-old said he made the decision for family reasons.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 27 October, 2018

New EU rules aim to cut down on amount of bottled water people drink

On average, every person in the EU consumes up to 106 litres of bottled water every year.

# brian-hayes - Sunday 10 June, 2018

How can you bag some free InterRail tickets?

The new scheme will provide 140 free InterRail tickets to 18 year olds that can cost up to €700

# brian-hayes - Saturday 31 March, 2018

All new cars in Ireland to be equipped to dial emergency services if you crash

eCall is a new life-saving technology which will be fitted to all new cars from today.

# brian-hayes - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Poll: Do you think charges on unused gift cards are fair? One 4 All This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think charges on unused gift cards are fair?

MEP Brian Hayes has asked An Post how much is made by charging customers who don’t use their One4All gift cards within a year.

# brian-hayes - Monday 1 January, 2018

Irish people warned they are being 'ripped off' by ATMs in foreign countries

People are advised not to withdraw money in their own currency rate as it is more expensive.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit

Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the EU to implement plans for a common defence strategy

# brian-hayes - Sunday 12 February, 2017

You'll soon be able to access your Netflix account from every country in the EU

The new measures will apply only to online fee-based services.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Poll: Should we get more public holidays in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we get more public holidays in Ireland?

One of our MEPs thinks we should.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 27 October, 2016

MEP calls for number of Irish public holidays to be increased

At present only three countries across Europe have fewer national holidays than the Republic.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

MEPs laugh at Jean-Claude Juncker when he says Europe is fighting tax evasion

Earlier, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes said: “Changing the rules, however appalling [they are], is not smart.”

# brian-hayes - Friday 24 June, 2016

"Extremism is no longer an abstract problem. It’s here" - Is Islamic terrorism a threat in Ireland?

The Justice Department has said that it is aware of foreign fighters from Ireland who have died in the Middle East.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Gerry wants to be Taoiseach, but Enda is meeting everybody so that he gets to rule the roost

The dance of those who would be in government continued apace today.

# brian-hayes - Monday 22 February, 2016

Candidate says Fine Gael's 'boys club mentality' has her 'making the tea'

Stephanie Regan believes she has been “jettisoned” by her own party in Dublin Bay North.

# brian-hayes - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Mary Lou called Brian Hayes a 'gurrier' when he tried to grill her about Slab Murphy

She slammed the Fine Gael MEP’s questions as cheap and out of order in a row on Newstalk.

# brian-hayes - Monday 28 December, 2015

Are our buses and trains next for contactless debit card payments? First Contact This post contains a poll

Are our buses and trains next for contactless debit card payments?

Contactless payments are now very much the norm in Ireland for most low-priced retail goods.

# brian-hayes - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Fine Gael's next leader, from most to least likely

Who succeeds Enda Kenny? We rank the contenders…

# brian-hayes - Monday 6 July, 2015

What does Greece's No vote mean for Ireland?

The next 48 hours will be crucial.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 11 June, 2015

This Dublin MEP thinks Denis O'Brien is entitled to privacy 'like anyone else'

Brian Hayes said he does not believe there was any wrongdoing in deals made between O’Brien and IBRC.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists

Flanagan didn’t hold back in his criticism.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 7 May, 2015

If the banks continue to 'gouge' mortgage-holders, maybe it's time to gouge them back...

AIB aside, Ireland’s main banks have refused to drop their rates despite record numbers of mortgages being in trouble.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Have you heard about Europe's multi-million euro travelling circus?

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes on the ‘disgraceful’ moving of the European Parliament to Strasbourg once a month, every month.

From The42 A former Ireland lock has been handed a lengthy contract extension in France Cult Hero

A former Ireland lock has been handed a lengthy contract extension in France

Jeremy Davidson has been working wonders on a low budget at Aurillac in the Pro D2.

# brian-hayes - Friday 24 April, 2015

Just how many Irish people can really be classed as filthy rich?

5% of the tax-paying population are on salaries of €100,000 or greater…

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

The government says it saved over €10bn by complaining to the Troika

Some people still think we could have got a better deal, however.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Leo: Some people told me to shut up and keep my head down

The Fine Gael national conference has been talking crime and the economic recovery this morning.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Sexy rows, Belgian beer and 3 other questions we had for Brian Hayes The High Table Interview This post contains videos

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 this week.

A lot of Fine Gael TDs were 'very nervous' before Christmas. So, how are they now? Danger Here This post contains videos

A lot of Fine Gael TDs were 'very nervous' before Christmas. So, how are they now?

Brian Hayes has been speaking to about his party’s election prospects.

# brian-hayes - Friday 30 January, 2015

'Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax'

“Writing off debt means someone else takes the hit, in this case we’re talking about taxpayers,” Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

'A number of young Irish people have left Ireland to fight alongside ISIS'

Irish MEP Brian Hayes says more needs to be done to make sure these people feel part and parcel of Ireland.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Europe must do more to stop Islamic State 'slaughter' in Iraq - Irish MEP

“Toppling Saddam was the easy bit from a western perspective.”

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

30 Days in September: An Oral History of the Bank Guarantee

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? presents an in-depth account from the people who were in the thick of it.

# brian-hayes - Monday 8 December, 2014

Ireland is getting 'kicked around' by big European countries on tax: Hayes

The luxleaks scandal has given Germany and France “cover” to push their agendas, the MEP says.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Sorry Ireland, Draghi says the ECB won't be fronting the banking inquiry

The central bank has been accused of treating Ireland with disdain.

# brian-hayes - Friday 14 November, 2014

'We don't want to privatise Irish Water but no-one believes politicians when we say that'

The Fine Gael MEP believes legislation is a more sensible option.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Juncker now wants to end tax loopholes his country rubber-stamped for years

The European Commission president was happy to talk up his work luring multinationals when he was Luxembourg’s premier.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ireland's biggest banks are getting a new regulator today and here's how it's going to work

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes explains the detail of the new pan-eurozone Single Supervisory Mechanism.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Hayes: Kicking inevitable when water bills hitting doorsteps at the same time as canvassers

The Fine Gael MEP, whose Dáil seat is up for grabs today, is not surprised with the by-election outcome.

# brian-hayes - Monday 29 September, 2014

Here's why the next 10 days are critical for the future of the European Union

Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes explains the process of confirming the make-up of the next European Commission.

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