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# brian-hayes - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out

Jul 25th 2013, 10:00 PM 12,893 Views 211 Comments

“Clearly no one wants to reduce child benefit, but there will be cuts and there will be adjustments,” Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes has said of the social welfare budget this evening.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Senators fail to delay referendum as Norris slams ‘its most disgraceful night’
# Seanad Abolition
# Seanad Abolition

Senators fail to delay referendum as Norris slams ‘its most disgraceful night’

Jul 17th 2013, 10:05 PM 14,234 Views 94 Comments

The Seanad adjourned debate on abolishing itself without a vote tonight.

# brian-hayes - Friday 12 July, 2013

Just 11 heads of state have stayed in Farmleigh in four and a half years
# Dignitaries
# Dignitaries

Just 11 heads of state have stayed in Farmleigh in four and a half years

Jul 12th 2013, 1:02 PM 10,189 Views 54 Comments

The estate in the Phoenix Park has cost the state €39million in operational costs since 2001.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Open thread: What should we do with all the empty garda stations?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open thread: What should we do with all the empty garda stations?

Jul 4th 2013, 8:15 PM 7,237 Views 86 Comments

Your suggestions please…

State can't find other uses for closed garda stations
# For Sale
# For Sale

State can't find other uses for closed garda stations

Jul 4th 2013, 7:59 AM 9,340 Views 31 Comments

Forty former garda buildings will be sold as part of a wider disposal programme.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 29 June, 2013

The government owns 203 empty buildings
# Situations Vacant
# Situations Vacant

The government owns 203 empty buildings

Jun 29th 2013, 8:30 AM 8,669 Views 42 Comments

The majority of the buildings are recently closed garda stations, says Minister of State Brian Hayes.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 22 June, 2013

“The Kennedys were more than emigrants” – 50 years on, Wexford remembers JFK
# JFK 50
# JFK 50

“The Kennedys were more than emigrants” – 50 years on, Wexford remembers JFK

Jun 22nd 2013, 9:20 PM 13,370 Views 87 Comments

Thousands of people are attending events in New Ross today to mark JFK’s visit to the town half a century ago.

# brian-hayes - Monday 17 June, 2013

90 jobs announced at IBS-Xerox in Dublin and Cork
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

90 jobs announced at IBS-Xerox in Dublin and Cork

Jun 17th 2013, 7:39 AM 6,167 Views 15 Comments

The jobs will be in technical support, sales and marketing, with 50 jobs to be created immediately.

# brian-hayes - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Ireland is "stealing" the UK's tax funds, according to NI finance minister
# Talking Tax
# Talking Tax

Ireland is "stealing" the UK's tax funds, according to NI finance minister

Jun 16th 2013, 5:26 PM 12,895 Views 104 Comments

Safe to say we know what Sammy Wilson wants to see on the G8 agenda, then.

# brian-hayes - Friday 24 May, 2013

Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'

May 24th 2013, 9:56 AM 9,861 Views 146 Comments

Negotiations have “concluded” on the Haddington Road deal, said the junior finance minister, adding less favourable conditions will apply to those unions who reject it.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Doctors and teachers reveal details of revised Croke Park 2 plans
# Croke Park II
# Croke Park II

Doctors and teachers reveal details of revised Croke Park 2 plans

May 21st 2013, 9:28 PM 17,544 Views 61 Comments

The IMO and INTO have both published details of the sector-specific deals tabled at the Labour Relations Commission.

Howlin: 'Public servants have given a huge amount but this is the last ask'
# Public Sector Deal
# Public Sector Deal

Howlin: 'Public servants have given a huge amount but this is the last ask'

May 21st 2013, 3:06 PM 10,658 Views 122 Comments

The minister said he was glad the structure was there for a new deal but was “not taking anything for granted in relation to the ballot”.

# brian-hayes - Sunday 19 May, 2013

FG ministers back Shatter in penalty points comments row
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

FG ministers back Shatter in penalty points comments row

May 19th 2013, 5:17 PM 8,370 Views 112 Comments

Both Richard Bruton and Brian Hayes say Shatter’s comments added context to complaints about the penalty points inquiry.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Government won’t use Bank of Ireland stake to oppose Boucher’s €843k salary
# Bankers' Pay
# Bankers' Pay

Government won’t use Bank of Ireland stake to oppose Boucher’s €843k salary

Apr 24th 2013, 9:04 AM 11,432 Views 215 Comments

The taxpayer’s 15 per cent stake in the bank won’t be used to try and stop shareholders approving Richie Boucher’s pay.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Free vote for TDs among radical proposals for Dáil reform
# Dáil Reform
# Dáil Reform

Free vote for TDs among radical proposals for Dáil reform

Apr 18th 2013, 1:30 PM 12,113 Views 70 Comments

Goverment TDs should be allowed to vote against their party on certain matters under proposals by backbench TD Eoghan Murphy in an internal document circulated among Fine Gael members this week.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 4 April, 2013

New website monitors 'real time' water levels
# Flood Prevention
# Flood Prevention

New website monitors 'real time' water levels

Apr 4th 2013, 6:27 PM 12,087 Views 18 Comments

The site was launched by Minister of State Brian Hayes TD, as part of flood risk management in Ireland.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Junior Minister admits banks have 'hoodwinked' the government
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

Junior Minister admits banks have 'hoodwinked' the government

Mar 27th 2013, 9:46 PM 19,302 Views 98 Comments

The Dáil debated a Fianna Fáil-proposed private members’ motion on the mortgage arrears crisis tonight but it was easily defeated by the government’s majority.

# brian-hayes - Friday 22 March, 2013

Government to sell off some of the 139 closed garda stations
# Garda Stations
# Garda Stations

Government to sell off some of the 139 closed garda stations

Mar 22nd 2013, 6:00 PM 12,359 Views 47 Comments

Office of Public Works Minister Brian Hayes has announced plans to find other State uses or to sell off the 139 garda stations that have been closed in the past two years.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

19 ministers set for overseas travel for St Patrick's Day
# Air Miles
# Air Miles

19 ministers set for overseas travel for St Patrick's Day

Mar 13th 2013, 10:19 AM 10,577 Views 96 Comments

13 senior ministers, five junior ministers, and the attorney general are all jetting off next week to lead trade missions.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Two years' service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions
# Pensions
# Pensions

Two years' service means ministers now guaranteed to receive pensions

Mar 9th 2013, 8:00 AM 13,347 Views 121 Comments

The government was appointed two years ago today – meaning senior ministers now have enough service for a pension.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Brian Hayes: Legislation on public pay 'inevitable if there is no agreement'
# Croke Park Agreement
# Croke Park Agreement

Brian Hayes: Legislation on public pay 'inevitable if there is no agreement'

Feb 19th 2013, 10:20 AM 5,479 Views 92 Comments

The Junior Finance Minister said that while this was the case, government would rather not impose “some unilateral settlement”.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Explainer: What happened last night? Why was IBRC liquidated? What happens now?
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

Explainer: What happened last night? Why was IBRC liquidated? What happens now?

Feb 7th 2013, 11:04 AM 38,594 Views 119 Comments

Why on earth were the Dáil and Seanad sitting until the small hours of this morning? This might help…

Hayes: "Substantial contingency planning" by government on IBRC
# Prom Night
# Prom Night

Hayes: "Substantial contingency planning" by government on IBRC

Feb 7th 2013, 10:40 AM 3,813 Views 45 Comments

He also said that Ireland is the most likely country to get back to the markets due to the “extraordinary patience and hard work” of its people over the last five years.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

New system to eliminate half a million public service invoices
# Invoices
# Invoices

New system to eliminate half a million public service invoices

Jan 29th 2013, 9:21 AM 7,677 Views 22 Comments

The new agreement will target up to €200 million of state expenditure which involves processing the invoices.

# brian-hayes - Monday 21 January, 2013

Noonan arrives in Brussels for key talks on aid for banks
# Eurogroup
# Eurogroup

Noonan arrives in Brussels for key talks on aid for banks

Jan 21st 2013, 6:53 PM 3,860 Views 53 Comments

Michael Noonan will chair tomorrow’s meeting of EU finance ministers; today’s Eurogroup meeting will elect a new head.

# brian-hayes - Friday 4 January, 2013

Ireland set to beat EU's deficit target for 2012, says Hayes
# Exchequer Returns
# Exchequer Returns

Ireland set to beat EU's deficit target for 2012, says Hayes

Jan 4th 2013, 1:21 PM 7,332 Views 121 Comments

The EU wanted the general government deficit to be under 8.6 per cent of GDP, but it could be under even 8 per cent.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Expert group report on abortion set to be published today
# Abortion
# Abortion

Expert group report on abortion set to be published today

Nov 27th 2012, 8:05 AM 2,914 Views 31 Comments

The long-awaited and heavily-leaked report is expected to be published in full today after the Health Minister James Reilly brings it to Cabinet.

# brian-hayes - Monday 26 November, 2012

Junior Minister wants free Dáil vote on any X Case legislation
# Abortion
# Abortion

Junior Minister wants free Dáil vote on any X Case legislation

Nov 26th 2012, 8:33 AM 3,200 Views 17 Comments

The issue of abortion will dominate this week’s political agenda as the expert group report is expected to be published.

# brian-hayes - Friday 23 November, 2012

Pics: Government publications sales office closes today
# Closure
# Closure

Pics: Government publications sales office closes today

Nov 23rd 2012, 9:06 AM 4,864 Views 11 Comments

No more queues for tribunal reports or the latest CSO stats.

# brian-hayes - Monday 12 November, 2012

New website to make awarding of state contracts easier for firms
# Tendering
# Tendering

New website to make awarding of state contracts easier for firms

Nov 12th 2012, 2:10 PM 4,910 Views 7 Comments

Procurement Minister Brian Hayes said the website will significantly reduce the amount of documentation for companies bidding for contracts.

# brian-hayes - Friday 9 November, 2012

Brian Hayes in Brussels to discuss EU budget
# EU
# EU

Brian Hayes in Brussels to discuss EU budget

Nov 9th 2012, 2:31 PM 3,163 Views 31 Comments

The Minister of State will meet with other EU finance ministers to discus the bloc’s budget for the coming year.

# brian-hayes - Monday 29 October, 2012

In pics: Marking the 350th anniversary of Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park 350
# Phoenix Park 350

In pics: Marking the 350th anniversary of Phoenix Park

Oct 29th 2012, 8:30 AM 11,231 Views 15 Comments

The pen and ink drawings by the Irish artist Sheelagh Duff are part of a free exhibition in the Phoenix Park until the end of November.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Government 'open to suggestions' on ideas to free negative equity families
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Government 'open to suggestions' on ideas to free negative equity families

Oct 25th 2012, 10:17 PM 10,030 Views 78 Comments

Brian Hayes says he believes new products being rolled out by banks should include options for people who can afford their mortgages, but whose properties are unfit for their families.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Junior Minister: Bank debt deal negotiations best done in private
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

Junior Minister: Bank debt deal negotiations best done in private

Oct 23rd 2012, 11:30 AM 3,904 Views 91 Comments

Brian Hayes said that outlining Ireland’s negotiating position in public would not be “very clever from the country’s perspective.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Enda is the darling of Time – but there’s trouble in Fine Gael
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Enda is the darling of Time – but there’s trouble in Fine Gael

Oct 6th 2012, 8:00 AM 22 Views 111 Comments

A proxy war is under way against the Taoiseach from within his own party, writes Aaron McKenna.

# brian-hayes - Monday 24 September, 2012

Hayes: Public sector salaries over €100k have to be looked at
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Hayes: Public sector salaries over €100k have to be looked at

Sep 24th 2012, 2:15 PM 8,048 Views 81 Comments

The junior finance minister says that salaries of over €100,000 paid to people in the public sector is “the biggest area” the government needs to look at.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Property tax will only apply for half of 2013 - Hayes
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Property tax will only apply for half of 2013 - Hayes

Sep 11th 2012, 9:07 AM 7,799 Views 70 Comments

The junior finance minister tells Newstalk that people “shouldn’t overreact” to the IMF’s suggestions on a 0.5% tax.

# brian-hayes - Friday 3 August, 2012

MCD ‘should face ban on similar music events until it answers SHM Garda report’
# MCD
# MCD

MCD ‘should face ban on similar music events until it answers SHM Garda report’

Aug 3rd 2012, 9:57 AM 3,596 Views 33 Comments

Dublin councillor Mary Fitzpatrick, head of a joint policing committee, calls on OPW junior minister to force response from concert promoter on Swedish House Mafia debacle.

# brian-hayes - Monday 23 July, 2012

Search for Peter Darragh continues as Govt 'work hard' to retrieve assets
# Where's Peter?
# Where's Peter?

Search for Peter Darragh continues as Govt 'work hard' to retrieve assets

Jul 23rd 2012, 12:05 PM 5,402 Views 40 Comments

Meanwhile, support for the Quinn family remains strong in their home county of Fermanagh.