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# brian-hayes - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 14th 2015, 10:00 AM 40,696 Views 233 Comments

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
# Ethnic Cleansing
# Ethnic Cleansing

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

Dec 31st 2014, 12:29 PM 6,852 Views 69 Comments

“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
# 6 Years On
# 6 Years On

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

Dec 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 34,703 Views 67 Comments

What happened in the days and weeks leading up to the bank guarantee of 30 September 2008? TheJournal.ie 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
# Kicking Back
# Kicking Back

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

Dec 8th 2014, 4:56 PM 19,557 Views 88 Comments

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
# No Show
# No Show

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

Nov 18th 2014, 10:57 AM 7,400 Views 46 Comments

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'
# Privatisation
# Privatisation

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

Nov 14th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,450 Views 86 Comments

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
# Horse Bolted Etc
# Horse Bolted Etc

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

Nov 13th 2014, 3:35 PM 11,506 Views 18 Comments

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
# Single Supervisory Mechanism
# Single Supervisory Mechanism

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

Nov 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 7,294 Views 22 Comments

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
# Always Going To Happen
# Always Going To Happen

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

Oct 11th 2014, 12:12 PM 10,177 Views 45 Comments

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
# Explainer
# Explainer

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

Sep 29th 2014, 8:50 AM 6,530 Views 27 Comments

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

# brian-hayes - Friday 29 August, 2014

Here's when by-elections for two empty Dáil seats are set to take place
# Voting Time
# Voting Time

Here's when by-elections for two empty Dáil seats are set to take place

Aug 29th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,546 Views 15 Comments

The two votes are likely to take place before the Budget in October.

# brian-hayes - Monday 11 August, 2014

Nobody knows which EU job Phil Hogan is getting... but we know which one he wants
# Big Philly Style
# Big Philly Style

Nobody knows which EU job Phil Hogan is getting... but we know which one he wants

Aug 11th 2014, 11:18 AM 6,889 Views 74 Comments

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says the decision is a matter for Jean Claude Juncker…

# brian-hayes - Sunday 10 August, 2014

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote
# Voting Rights
# Voting Rights

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote

Aug 10th 2014, 11:33 AM 20,977 Views 172 Comments

Under the new system, for one month every year Ireland will not be able to vote.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

It's the first day of the new European Parliament and these Irish MEPs were really excited
# Selfie Central
# Selfie Central

It's the first day of the new European Parliament and these Irish MEPs were really excited

Jul 1st 2014, 3:45 PM 14,416 Views 26 Comments

It’s all happening in Strasbourg…

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

The favourite for Brian Hayes's vacant Dáil seat will NOT run in the by-election
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

The favourite for Brian Hayes's vacant Dáil seat will NOT run in the by-election

Jun 25th 2014, 1:45 PM 11,310 Views 79 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Cathal King will not contest the by-election later this year and would prefer to see a woman candidate nominated.

# brian-hayes - Monday 16 June, 2014

Ming and Hayes may be off to Brussels, but they're going without pay for two months
# Tough Break
# Tough Break

Ming and Hayes may be off to Brussels, but they're going without pay for two months

Jun 16th 2014, 7:15 AM 14,237 Views 38 Comments

Luke Ming Flanagan and Brian Hayes automatically vacated their Dáil seats last month and won’t officially become MEPs into July.

# brian-hayes - Friday 13 June, 2014

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe
# Brian Hayes
# Brian Hayes

Opinion: Jean-Claude who? Juncker and the the turf war gripping Europe

Jun 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 98 Views 186 Comments

The former prime minister of Luxembourg is part of a developing crisis that threatens to be one of the greatest faced by the European Union.

# brian-hayes - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Here’s who’s in the running to take Brian Hayes's vacant Dáil seat
# By-election
# By-election

Here’s who’s in the running to take Brian Hayes's vacant Dáil seat

Jun 1st 2014, 7:45 AM 22,940 Views 62 Comments

The junior minister’s departure creates a vacancy in his Dublin South-West Dáil constituency.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Brian Hayes: I'll work with Ming, I look forward to working with him
# Best Of Friends
# Best Of Friends

Brian Hayes: I'll work with Ming, I look forward to working with him

May 27th 2014, 2:45 PM 12,019 Views 40 Comments

The newly-elected Fine Gael MEP is at opposite end of the political spectrum to the new MEP for Midlands North-West.

# brian-hayes - Monday 26 May, 2014

Confirmed: Nessa Childers and Brian Hayes join Lynn Boylan in Europe as Ryan's recount effort fails
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Confirmed: Nessa Childers and Brian Hayes join Lynn Boylan in Europe as Ryan's recount effort fails

May 26th 2014, 10:45 PM 20,434 Views 61 Comments

The counting and the recounting is all done at the RDS as Green Party leader Eamon Ryan misses out on a seat.

Dublin: Checking of bundles under way as Ryan says he's not looking for full recount
# Green Shoots
# Green Shoots

Dublin: Checking of bundles under way as Ryan says he's not looking for full recount

May 26th 2014, 2:50 PM 10,944 Views 24 Comments

Ryan finished in a tight fourth place in the three-seater Euro constituency. Indpendent MEP Nessa Childers has also arrived at the RDS this afternoon.

Eamon Ryan requests recount in Dublin after Childers and Hayes edge him out in dramatic RDS count
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Eamon Ryan requests recount in Dublin after Childers and Hayes edge him out in dramatic RDS count

May 26th 2014, 4:35 AM 40,087 Views 141 Comments

The Green Party leader is less than 1,200 votes behind Fine Gael’s Brian Hayes and has asked for a recount on Monday. Earlier, Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan took the first of three available seats in the capital.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 22 May, 2014

There was some pretty awkward canvassing at the Stephen's Green Luas stop this morning
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

There was some pretty awkward canvassing at the Stephen's Green Luas stop this morning

May 22nd 2014, 10:11 AM 34,843 Views 120 Comments

Plenty of laughs and plenty of disinterested commuters.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Noonan: We will deal with medical card issues... after the election
# Not Now
# Not Now

Noonan: We will deal with medical card issues... after the election

May 20th 2014, 11:10 PM 18,319 Views 113 Comments

The finance minister said acting this week would be dismissed as a “stunt”.

Premature erections and very white teeth: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Dublin
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Premature erections and very white teeth: Here's how Election 2014 is shaping up in Dublin

May 20th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,835 Views 13 Comments

It’s the most geographically coherent of all the constituencies but the battle for three seats is a competitive one.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Emer Costello: Barroso is to blame for EU unpopularity
# Blame Game
# Blame Game

Emer Costello: Barroso is to blame for EU unpopularity

May 10th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,775 Views 50 Comments

Labour’s candidate says it was “the commission of Rehn and Barroso” that imposed hardship.

# brian-hayes - Friday 9 May, 2014

Brian Hayes: Northern Ireland is an "economic wasteland"
# Elections 2014
# Elections 2014

Brian Hayes: Northern Ireland is an "economic wasteland"

May 9th 2014, 10:43 AM 19,840 Views 211 Comments

The junior Minister and Dublin MEP candidate said the North would be badly hurt by a UK withdrawal from Europe.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

The truth behind Brian Hayes's white teeth and whether political parties Photoshop their posters
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

The truth behind Brian Hayes's white teeth and whether political parties Photoshop their posters

May 6th 2014, 3:30 PM 23,613 Views 95 Comments

With posters erected all over the country we’ve found out what work, if any, candidates have had done on their pictures.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Two ministers and a famously brassy lady in a wooden box. What could go wrong this time?
# Quite The Pair
# Quite The Pair

Two ministers and a famously brassy lady in a wooden box. What could go wrong this time?

Apr 30th 2014, 8:36 PM 22,116 Views 28 Comments

“It’s okay touching the shoulder, isn’t it? It’s one of the safe areas?”

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

8 skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos
# Gubu
# Gubu

8 skills you need to run for election according to these campaign videos

Apr 29th 2014, 10:00 PM 10,591 Views 24 Comments

Fine Gael’s campaign videos for its six MEP candidates are nice productions, but bizarre in places….

'I have it all to do': Brian Hayes admits he's 'in a difficult position' after latest poll
# Dublin Dogfight
# Dublin Dogfight

'I have it all to do': Brian Hayes admits he's 'in a difficult position' after latest poll

Apr 29th 2014, 10:35 AM 8,843 Views 61 Comments

The Fine Gael candidate in Dublin could be in danger of not winning a seat according to an opinion poll at the weekend.

# brian-hayes - Monday 28 April, 2014

Enda Kenny tells voters not to get 'carried away with fantasy politics’ before May’s election
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Enda Kenny tells voters not to get 'carried away with fantasy politics’ before May’s election

Apr 28th 2014, 1:42 PM 8,139 Views 66 Comments

The Taoiseach was speaking at the launch of Fine Gael’s European election campaign in Dublin this afternoon.

The first opinion poll of the European elections has focused minds... and sharpened knives
# Analysis
# Analysis

The first opinion poll of the European elections has focused minds... and sharpened knives

Apr 28th 2014, 11:33 AM 8,295 Views 47 Comments

There’s plenty for the political parties and the independents to think about after the first European election poll at the weekend.

# brian-hayes - Friday 4 April, 2014

Iconic Battle of Clontarf painting to be unveiled later today
# OPW
# OPW

Iconic Battle of Clontarf painting to be unveiled later today

Apr 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 12,031 Views 23 Comments

The massive 3 x 2 metre painting depicts the 1014 battle, in which Brian Boru was killed.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Here's the breakdown of €20m for flood repairs across the country
# Flood Funding
# Flood Funding

Here's the breakdown of €20m for flood repairs across the country

Mar 11th 2014, 2:45 PM 10,216 Views 14 Comments

Clare has been allocated almost half of the money made available.

# brian-hayes - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Brian Hayes: This is a serious election for serious people
# Serious Business
# Serious Business

Brian Hayes: This is a serious election for serious people

Mar 9th 2014, 8:15 AM 6,836 Views 61 Comments

The junior minister said he definitely won’t be running in the next general election if he makes it to Europe.

# brian-hayes - Sunday 2 March, 2014

"The best of luck to him" - former Hayes campaigner to run for Fianna Fáil
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

"The best of luck to him" - former Hayes campaigner to run for Fianna Fáil

Mar 2nd 2014, 7:30 AM 10,674 Views 20 Comments

Emmett Hegarty put 30 hours a week into Brian Hayes’ 2011 campaign. Now he will seek election to South Dublin County Council for Fianna Fáil.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Michael Noonan: I’ll consider tax cuts, Richard Bruton: I won’t consider wage hikes
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Michael Noonan: I’ll consider tax cuts, Richard Bruton: I won’t consider wage hikes

Mar 1st 2014, 1:15 PM 12,288 Views 74 Comments

On day two of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis, the Minister for Finance has given the clearest indication yet that a tax cut is on the way.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Councils told 'keep on spending' on flooding repairs
# Insurance
# Insurance

Councils told 'keep on spending' on flooding repairs

Feb 26th 2014, 9:15 PM 6,758 Views 8 Comments

A memorandum of understanding is also due to be introduced for flooding repairs in the near future.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Taoiseach: Tensions with Brian Hayes ‘so far back in history they’re irrelevant’
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Taoiseach: Tensions with Brian Hayes ‘so far back in history they’re irrelevant’

Feb 18th 2014, 10:00 PM 11,703 Views 55 Comments

The junior minister was formally selected as the Fine Gael candidate for the European elections in Dublin at an event in the city centre this evening.