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# Brian Hayes

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# Election 2014
"The best of luck to him" - former Hayes campaigner to run for Fianna Fáil
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.
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
Michael Noonan: I’ll consider tax cuts, Richard Bruton: I won’t consider wage hikes
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.
# Insurance
Councils told 'keep on spending' on flooding repairs
A memorandum of understanding is also due to be introduced for flooding repairs in the near future.
# Election 2014
Taoiseach: Tensions with Brian Hayes ‘so far back in history they’re irrelevant’
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.
# Leaving on a jet plane
Here are the winners and losers from the Paddy's Day ministerial exodus
Over two-dozen ministers will be leaving our shores next month, but who did well out of the annual divvy-up?
# Cover Me
'The government can't make insurance companies insure people'
Brian Hayes told the Dáil that those living in flood plains not being insured was a “commercial issue”.
# Election 2014
'MEPs are talking out of both sides of their mouths': Sinn Féin hopeful hits out at Hayes and Costello
Lynn Boylan has strong words for her opponents as she looks to win one of three seats in the capital this May.
# Thrifty
How much did the EU presidency cost Ireland? Less than expected, actually
Nearly €70 million less than last time.
# Election 2014
Hayes: ‘Some people think the European Parliament is some kind of Outer Mongolia'
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.
# Election 2014
Junior Minister Brian Hayes is running for Europe
The junior minister will outline his intentions at a press conference in the morning.
# cold water
Hayes: Bonus payments at Irish Water not justified
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.
# Public Service
'A lot done, more to do': Reform plans promise more public services cards and better procurement
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”.
# Hard Knocks
Cork man Hayes learning the trade from Davidson in France
The former Munster academy lock is impressing for Aurillac in the Pro D2.
# Heritage
OPW to give leases on heritage sites to private companies
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”.
# Brussels
EU Budget for 2014 agreed after marathon overnight talks
A 400 million fund to help countries hit by flooding and drought had been one of the main stumbling blocks in the negotiations.
# Mulling it over
Will Brian Hayes run for Europe? 'I haven't made my mind up yet,' he says
The junior minister is interested in running for the European Parliament but he said today that he has to “weight up” all his options.
# Sligo
OPW hands former Ballymote Garda station over to local community
An art-deco building that was closed in 2009 will be licensed to local community groups.
# Alcohol Abuse
Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed
But the government has kicked plans to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport into the long grass.
# Confidence
Hayes: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly's ability
The junior minister said Reilly is the most suitable person to tackle the health budget.
# Budget 2014
8 things we learned from Brian Hayes's Budget 2014 Q&A on Twitter
… and a few questions the Minister didn’t want to answer…
# Awkward
The Minister who 'couldn't be bothered' with Twitter is doing a Budget Q&A on Twitter
Someone’s changed their tune…
# Bailout exit
Eurozone finance ministers meet today as Ireland looks to December's bailout exit
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.
# Sex Offenders
‘No foot-dragging’: Government promises draft sex offenders bill by end of the month
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.
# Budget 2014
Fine Gael says there's a €350m hole in Sinn Féin's pre-Budget proposal
But Sinn Féin does not agree.
# Emigration
Tánaiste: Taxation is not the reason for emigration 'brain drain'
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.
# Seanad referendum
Why will abolishing the Seanad mean deleting Article 27 from the Constitution?
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?
# Cheque Out
Cheque's in the post? Not from the Government it's not*
Well, from next September.
# Election 2014
Hayes says 'wait and see' on Euro election run but Norah Casey insists: 'I'm out'
With the new constituencies decided political parties will soon be picking who they want to represent them in next year’s European Parliament election.
# Budget 2014
'Another brick in the wall': Education minister on economic growth figures
Ruairí Quinn said there is still a long way to go…
# over to you
Caption competition: Why are Enda and Brian Hayes looking so suspicious?
Perhaps they’re conspiring to overthrow the Government? No, wait…
# Budget 2014
Labour and Fine Gael junior ministers at odds over Budget 2014 plans
Labour TD Alan Kelly has criticised some colleagues for negotiating on the airwaves and on the front pages of national newspapers.
# Kilmainham
Courts Service hands keys of Kilmainham Courthouse over to OPW
The courthouse is expected to expand visitor numbers to Kilmainham Gaol.
# Brian Hayes
The OPW is going to take an inventory of everything owned by the State
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.
# Election 2016
Minister: There's a good chance Enda Kenny could lead the country until 2021
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.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
Everybody’s talking about the upcoming Budget, a controversial JobBridge advertisement, and dozens of protesters dying in Cairo.
# Seanad referendum
Brian Hayes on why he told John Crown: 'You lick yourself every night'
The junior minister got into a heated argument with senator John Crown during a recent debate on the Seanad abolition.