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# Brian Hayes

This year
First Cheltenham winner for Cork jockey as trainer Murphy returns to success
Brave Inca’s trainer has smart mare on his hands.
Last year
Club senior winner Hayes set to link up with Cork hurlers for 2023 season
The forward had featured for the county senior football side this year.
Permanent TSB becomes latest bank to raise interest on fixed rate mortgages
The increases will range from 0.05% to 0.9% depending on a range of factors.
House prices likely to increase in coming months despite 'significant' increase in supply
Banking and Payments Federation Ireland says housing supply must increase to improve affordability.
All time
More than €1 billion spent in contactless payments during May as economy re-opens
The daily spend of individual contactless payment users exceeded €16 for only the second time since 2016.
Record-breaking €1 billion spent through contactless payments in December
Around 2.1 million people used contactless payments each day last month.
Over 5,200 mortgages approved in October, with surge driven by first-time buyers
October was the busiest month for mortgage approvals since BPFI began collecting this data in 2011.
Amid criticism of Brian Hayes' attendance at Golfgate dinner, the Banking Culture Board says it's not getting involved
Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall says ‘it’s a bit rich’.
More new mortgages approved in June but drawdowns slid in the second quarter, says bank lobby
But banks approved half the number of new mortgages last month than in June 2019.
Explainer: Why Irish banks are being accused of 'profiteering from the pandemic'
Developments in recent days have undermined the banks’ positions.
Cork Con and Blackrock stars land the top gongs as AIL award winners announced
Brian Hayes and Hannah O’Connor took the Player of the Year awards.
Drop of nearly 10% in mortgage approvals in March compared to 2019
The figures offer an early indication of the impact of Covid-19 on lending.
Ex-Munster lock Hayes finishes joint-top try scorer in AIL's Division 1A
Clontarf’s Sean Kearns was top points scorer after his return from Australia.
Contactless payment limit will increase to €50 next week, as cash transactions drop by 20%
Banks have also warned the public not to be tricked into giving out their pin number online.
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 to quit politics to become CEO of Banking and Payments Federation Ireland
The 49 year-old said he made the decision for family reasons.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Poll: Should we get more public holidays in Ireland?
One of our MEPs thinks we should.
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.
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.”
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fine Gael's next leader, from most to least likely
Who succeeds Enda Kenny? We rank the contenders…
What does Greece's No vote mean for Ireland?
The next 48 hours will be crucial.
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.
Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists
Flanagan didn’t hold back in his criticism.
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.
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.
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.
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…
The government says it saved over €10bn by complaining to the Troika
Some people still think we could have got a better deal, however.