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#Brian Hayes

# brian-hayes - Monday 17 February, 2014

Here are the winners and losers from the Paddy's Day ministerial exodus
# Leaving On A Jet Plane
# Leaving On A Jet Plane

Here are the winners and losers from the Paddy's Day ministerial exodus

Feb 17th 2014, 7:00 PM 14,333 Views 45 Comments

Over two-dozen ministers will be leaving our shores next month, but who did well out of the annual divvy-up?

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

'The government can't make insurance companies insure people'
# Cover Me
# Cover Me

'The government can't make insurance companies insure people'

Feb 4th 2014, 8:31 PM 18,374 Views 56 Comments

Brian Hayes told the Dáil that those living in flood plains not being insured was a “commercial issue”.

# brian-hayes - Monday 3 February, 2014

# brian-hayes - Saturday 1 February, 2014

'MEPs are talking out of both sides of their mouths': Sinn Féin hopeful hits out at Hayes and Costello
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

'MEPs are talking out of both sides of their mouths': Sinn Féin hopeful hits out at Hayes and Costello

Feb 1st 2014, 5:00 PM 12,910 Views 154 Comments

Lynn Boylan has strong words for her opponents as she looks to win one of three seats in the capital this May.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

How much did the EU presidency cost Ireland? Less than expected, actually
# Thrifty
# Thrifty

How much did the EU presidency cost Ireland? Less than expected, actually

Jan 29th 2014, 3:59 PM 8,557 Views 24 Comments

Nearly €70 million less than last time.

Hayes: ‘Some people think the European Parliament is some kind of Outer Mongolia'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Hayes: ‘Some people think the European Parliament is some kind of Outer Mongolia'

Jan 29th 2014, 11:40 AM 6,290 Views 88 Comments

Junior finance minister Brian Hayes has not ruled out a return to domestic politics as he announced his intention to run for the European Parliament this morning.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Junior Minister Brian Hayes is running for Europe
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Junior Minister Brian Hayes is running for Europe

Jan 28th 2014, 10:17 PM 7,844 Views 66 Comments

The junior minister will outline his intentions at a press conference in the morning.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Hayes: Bonus payments at Irish Water not justified
# Cold Water
# Cold Water

Hayes: Bonus payments at Irish Water not justified

Jan 15th 2014, 11:33 AM 8,997 Views 94 Comments

CEO of the semi-state, John Tierney, confirmed yesterday that staff would be entitled to bonus payments totalling up to six per cent of their salary.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

'A lot done, more to do': Reform plans promise more public services cards and better procurement
# Public Service
# Public Service

'A lot done, more to do': Reform plans promise more public services cards and better procurement

Jan 14th 2014, 11:21 AM 5,335 Views 19 Comments

Launching new public service reform plans today, the Minister of State Brian Hayes said there has been “a lot done, more to do, to borrow a phrase from the past”.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Cork man Hayes learning the trade from Davidson in France
# Hard Knocks
From The42
# Hard Knocks

Cork man Hayes learning the trade from Davidson in France

Jan 11th 2014, 8:30 AM 7,202 Views 6 Comments

The former Munster academy lock is impressing for Aurillac in the Pro D2.

# brian-hayes - Monday 25 November, 2013

OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies
# Heritage
# Heritage

OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies

Nov 25th 2013, 10:03 AM 13,020 Views 54 Comments

Minister Brian Hayes stressed today that the businesses will have to be “in keeping with the heritage and with the recreational nature of the sites”.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talks
# Brussels
# Brussels

EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talks

Nov 12th 2013, 8:20 AM 3,423 Views 20 Comments

A 400 million fund to help countries hit by flooding and drought had been one of the main stumbling blocks in the negotiations.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Will Brian Hayes run for Europe? 'I haven't made my mind up yet,' he says
# Mulling It Over
# Mulling It Over

Will Brian Hayes run for Europe? 'I haven't made my mind up yet,' he says

Nov 7th 2013, 10:40 AM 4,783 Views 47 Comments

The junior minister is interested in running for the European Parliament but he said today that he has to “weight up” all his options.

# brian-hayes - Friday 1 November, 2013

OPW hands former Ballymote Garda station over to local community
# Sligo
# Sligo

OPW hands former Ballymote Garda station over to local community

Nov 1st 2013, 6:15 AM 7,565 Views 13 Comments

An art-deco building that was closed in 2009 will be licensed to local community groups.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed
# Alcohol Abuse
# Alcohol Abuse

Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed

Oct 23rd 2013, 7:52 AM 10,762 Views 134 Comments

But the government has kicked plans to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport into the long grass.

# brian-hayes - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly's ability
# Confidence
# Confidence

Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly's ability

Oct 20th 2013, 1:48 PM 6,340 Views 50 Comments

The junior minister said Reilly is the most suitable person to tackle the health budget.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 17 October, 2013

8 things we learned from Brian Hayes's Budget 2014 Q&A on Twitter
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

8 things we learned from Brian Hayes's Budget 2014 Q&A on Twitter

Oct 17th 2013, 4:57 PM 11,668 Views 38 Comments

… and a few questions the Minister didn’t want to answer…

# brian-hayes - Monday 14 October, 2013

The Minister who 'couldn't be bothered' with Twitter is doing a Budget Q&A on Twitter
# Awkward
# Awkward

The Minister who 'couldn't be bothered' with Twitter is doing a Budget Q&A on Twitter

Oct 14th 2013, 12:14 PM 9,548 Views 43 Comments

Someone’s changed their tune…

Eurozone finance ministers meet today as Ireland looks to December's bailout exit
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Eurozone finance ministers meet today as Ireland looks to December's bailout exit

Oct 14th 2013, 8:33 AM 2,758 Views 7 Comments

With Ireland set to exit the Troika programme on 15 December, the question now is whether we’ll need a precautionary credit facility to ease it back into normal lending markets.

# brian-hayes - Friday 11 October, 2013

‘No foot-dragging’: Government promises draft sex offenders bill by end of the month
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

‘No foot-dragging’: Government promises draft sex offenders bill by end of the month

Oct 11th 2013, 11:13 PM 6,294 Views 25 Comments

The heads of a bill to deal with sex offenders will be published by the government before the end of the month, as the Dáil debated an independent TD’s proposed legislation today.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Fine Gael says there's a €350m hole in Sinn Féin's pre-Budget proposal
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Fine Gael says there's a €350m hole in Sinn Féin's pre-Budget proposal

Oct 9th 2013, 9:57 AM 7,049 Views 135 Comments

But Sinn Féin does not agree.

# brian-hayes - Monday 30 September, 2013

Tánaiste: Taxation is not the reason for emigration 'brain drain'
# Emigration
# Emigration

Tánaiste: Taxation is not the reason for emigration 'brain drain'

Sep 30th 2013, 12:27 PM 6,584 Views 69 Comments

Eamon Gilmore was responding to comments by Leo Varadkar that it is not normal for people in other countries on “pretty modest incomes” to hit the highest rate of tax.

Why will abolishing the Seanad mean deleting Article 27 from the Constitution?
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Why will abolishing the Seanad mean deleting Article 27 from the Constitution?

Sep 30th 2013, 6:45 AM 15,125 Views 90 Comments

Article 27 of the Constitution will be deleted if the referendum to abolish the Seanad is passed. But what is it and why is it being deleted?

# brian-hayes - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Cheque's in the post? Not from the Government it's not*
# Cheque Out
# Cheque Out

Cheque's in the post? Not from the Government it's not*

Sep 26th 2013, 5:14 PM 13,162 Views 19 Comments

Well, from next September.

Hayes says 'wait and see' on Euro election run but Norah Casey insists: 'I'm out'
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Hayes says 'wait and see' on Euro election run but Norah Casey insists: 'I'm out'

Sep 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,085 Views 34 Comments

With the new constituencies decided political parties will soon be picking who they want to represent them in next year’s European Parliament election.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 19 September, 2013

'Another brick in the wall': Education minister on economic growth figures
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'Another brick in the wall': Education minister on economic growth figures

Sep 19th 2013, 6:00 PM 3,997 Views 17 Comments

Ruairí Quinn said there is still a long way to go…

# brian-hayes - Friday 6 September, 2013

Caption competition: Why are Enda and Brian Hayes looking so suspicious?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Caption competition: Why are Enda and Brian Hayes looking so suspicious?

Sep 6th 2013, 9:28 PM 8,247 Views 82 Comments

Perhaps they’re conspiring to overthrow the Government? No, wait…

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Labour and Fine Gael junior ministers at odds over Budget 2014 plans
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Labour and Fine Gael junior ministers at odds over Budget 2014 plans

Aug 7th 2013, 8:38 AM 4,994 Views 46 Comments

Labour TD Alan Kelly has criticised some colleagues for negotiating on the airwaves and on the front pages of national newspapers.

# brian-hayes - Monday 29 July, 2013

Courts Service hands keys of Kilmainham Courthouse over to OPW
# Kilmainham
# Kilmainham

Courts Service hands keys of Kilmainham Courthouse over to OPW

Jul 29th 2013, 8:22 PM 8,831 Views 10 Comments

The courthouse is expected to expand visitor numbers to Kilmainham Gaol.

The OPW is going to take an inventory of everything owned by the State
# Brian Hayes
# Brian Hayes

The OPW is going to take an inventory of everything owned by the State

Jul 29th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,283 Views 27 Comments

Minister of State Brian Hayes hopes to have details on every building, every piece of land and every table and chair owned by the State to be online by the beginning of next year.

# brian-hayes - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Minister: There's a good chance Enda Kenny could lead the country until 2021
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

Minister: There's a good chance Enda Kenny could lead the country until 2021

Jul 28th 2013, 7:45 AM 9,488 Views 157 Comments

Brian Hayes has played down his Fine Gael leadership ambitions and indicated that Enda Kenny could become the first leader of the party to secure back-to-back election victories in 2016.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Jul 27th 2013, 8:20 PM 9,899 Views 5 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the upcoming Budget, a controversial JobBridge advertisement, and dozens of protesters dying in Cairo.

Brian Hayes on why he told John Crown: 'You lick yourself every night'
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Brian Hayes on why he told John Crown: 'You lick yourself every night'

Jul 27th 2013, 7:15 AM 13,268 Views 67 Comments

The junior minister got into a heated argument with senator John Crown during a recent debate on the Seanad abolition.

# brian-hayes - Friday 26 July, 2013

Central Bank cuts growth forecast and tells govt: Don't ease-up on austerity
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Central Bank cuts growth forecast and tells govt: Don't ease-up on austerity

Jul 26th 2013, 9:27 PM 5,537 Views 76 Comments

The bank has also cut its forecast for growth of the country’s economy or gross domestic product from 1.2 per cent this year to 0.07 per cent blaming the falls in the export of goods and services.

Minister: John Perry is like thousands of small business owners across Ireland
# Sympathy
# Sympathy

Minister: John Perry is like thousands of small business owners across Ireland

Jul 26th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,388 Views 48 Comments

Brian Hayes has said he has a lot of sympathy for fellow junior minister John Perry who had a €2.47 million judgment ordered against him in the courts this week.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Jul 25th 2013, 10:07 PM 12,106 Views 7 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the devastating train derailment in Spain, Michael Lowry’s home being raided and the threat to child benefit in the budget.