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# brian-hayes - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Government liaising with Ukrainian authorities over Quinn assets
# Quinn
# Quinn

Government liaising with Ukrainian authorities over Quinn assets

Jul 22nd 2012, 6:19 PM 4,578 Views 23 Comments

Brian Hayes has said that the assets are the rightful property of the Irish people.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Government will oppose SF bill to limit moneylenders' interest rates
# Personal Finance
# Personal Finance

Government will oppose SF bill to limit moneylenders' interest rates

Jul 17th 2012, 8:36 PM 6,165 Views 52 Comments

Sinn Féin’s legislation would mean licensed moneylenders would not be allowed to charge interest higher than 40% APR.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Taoiseach won't be 'pressurised into box-ticking exercise' on gay marriage stance
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Taoiseach won't be 'pressurised into box-ticking exercise' on gay marriage stance

Jul 10th 2012, 4:19 PM 6,701 Views 100 Comments

Enda Kenny declined to express a personal view on whether or not he supports gay marriage during heated exchanges in the Dáil today insisting it was a matter for the Constitutional Convention.

# brian-hayes - Sunday 8 July, 2012

A dozen Ulster Bank branches open today
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

A dozen Ulster Bank branches open today

Jul 8th 2012, 9:13 AM 3,751 Views 12 Comments

The bank says that many customers should see an improved position on their accounts today.

Hayes supports same-sex marriage, defends Taoiseach's silence
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

Hayes supports same-sex marriage, defends Taoiseach's silence

Jul 8th 2012, 7:30 AM 5,943 Views 98 Comments

Brian Hayes is the latest member of government to say he is in favour of same-sex marriage but has defended the Taoiseach’s decision not to comment on his stance.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Minister slams 'appalling' Ulster Bank and says fines should be considered
# Ulster Bank
# Ulster Bank

Minister slams 'appalling' Ulster Bank and says fines should be considered

Jul 7th 2012, 4:06 PM 4,421 Views 30 Comments

Brian Hayes said that it was a matter for the Financial Regulator but he believes that financial penalties against the bank should be considered in the wake of its current problems.

# brian-hayes - Friday 6 July, 2012

Friday Dáil sees bipartisanship as Govt supports FOI legislation
# Transparency
# Transparency

Friday Dáil sees bipartisanship as Govt supports FOI legislation

Jul 6th 2012, 2:09 PM 2,376 Views 7 Comments

The Fianna Fáil-proposed legislation would see the Central Bank, NAMA and the Gardaí brought under the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.

# brian-hayes - Monday 2 July, 2012

Negotiations on bank debt deal 'best done in private' - Hayes
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

Negotiations on bank debt deal 'best done in private' - Hayes

Jul 2nd 2012, 9:02 AM 2,564 Views 27 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan will meet with his counterparts in Brussels next week to lay out Ireland’s case for reducing the burden of Ireland’s bank debt.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Bandon to get 100-year flood protection
# Flooding
# Flooding

Bandon to get 100-year flood protection

Jun 12th 2012, 11:58 AM 4,492 Views 11 Comments

A €10 million scheme for the Cork town was revealed yesterday.

# brian-hayes - Monday 11 June, 2012

German conditions on Spanish bank deal strike blow to Ireland's hopes
# Spanish Bailout
# Spanish Bailout

German conditions on Spanish bank deal strike blow to Ireland's hopes

Jun 11th 2012, 8:44 AM 3,282 Views 43 Comments

Germany ensured that Spain’s €100bn banking bailout would go through the government – meaning it counts towards national debt.

# brian-hayes - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Spain didn't get better bailout deal than Ireland, insists Hayes
# Bailout
# Bailout

Spain didn't get better bailout deal than Ireland, insists Hayes

Jun 10th 2012, 1:32 PM 3,815 Views 52 Comments

Sinn Féin have said it is “clear that Spain got more favourable conditions” than we did.

# brian-hayes - Friday 1 June, 2012

'Govt has been sent clear message they have to get their act together' - Brian Hayes
# Referendum
# Referendum

'Govt has been sent clear message they have to get their act together' - Brian Hayes

Jun 1st 2012, 1:57 PM 3,120 Views 37 Comments

Junior minister says government has to reach out to people who are frustrated with their prospects and living standards.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 5 April, 2012

In pics: Unlikely Friendship of the Day
# BFFs
# BFFs

In pics: Unlikely Friendship of the Day

Apr 5th 2012, 9:35 PM 6,042 Views 13 Comments

Brian Hayes and Declan Ganley. Who knew?

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

No mini-Budget planned this summer - Brian Hayes
# Mini-Budget
# Mini-Budget

No mini-Budget planned this summer - Brian Hayes

Apr 4th 2012, 9:09 AM 1,604 Views 35 Comments

Hayes said a proposed €400million in cuts “would harm the economy” as it struggles to regain growth.

# brian-hayes - Sunday 1 April, 2012

By the grace of God and blood sport: The week in quotes
# Said And Done
# Said And Done

By the grace of God and blood sport: The week in quotes

Apr 1st 2012, 7:00 PM 4,089 Views 0 Comments

“By the grace of God, we have won the most sensational victory in British political history.”

# brian-hayes - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Public sector bashing 'has become a blood sport' - Hayes
# Public Service
# Public Service

Public sector bashing 'has become a blood sport' - Hayes

Mar 29th 2012, 10:31 AM 4,052 Views 73 Comments

However, Hayes warned that a cultural change was essential for Ireland’s economic recovery.

# brian-hayes - Monday 26 March, 2012

Hayes says 'no difficulty paying household charge' as over 363k register
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Hayes says 'no difficulty paying household charge' as over 363k register

Mar 26th 2012, 6:00 PM 8,746 Views 123 Comments

The Minister of State admitted the government needed to “learn lessons” from the handling of the controversial €100 tax.

Former Dublin Garda station leased to childcare company
# Handover
# Handover

Former Dublin Garda station leased to childcare company

Mar 26th 2012, 3:27 PM 4,831 Views 5 Comments

Minister of State Brian Hayes said that he was open to leasing other State properties to businesses and the community.

# brian-hayes - Monday 12 March, 2012

OPW enlisting voluntary groups to develop heritage sites
# Heritage
# Heritage

OPW enlisting voluntary groups to develop heritage sites

Mar 12th 2012, 10:34 AM 3,097 Views 18 Comments

Brian Hayes said the OPW does not have the resources to exploit the historical sites’ full potential for tourists.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Young Fine Gael branch told Ireland is not a ‘victim of foreign bogeymen’
# Outspoken
# Outspoken

Young Fine Gael branch told Ireland is not a ‘victim of foreign bogeymen’

Mar 6th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,558 Views 42 Comments

Junior minister Brian Hayes also had more to say on what he calls the North Korean School of Economics.

# brian-hayes - Monday 20 February, 2012

Greek minister 'optimistic' about approval of second €130bn bailout
# Greece
# Greece

Greek minister 'optimistic' about approval of second €130bn bailout

Feb 20th 2012, 3:26 PM 1,062 Views 6 Comments

Arriving in Brussels, Evangelos Venizelos says Greece is “ready to conclude this long process” and secure more funding.

# brian-hayes - Friday 3 February, 2012

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses
# TD Expenses
# TD Expenses

Taoiseach, Noonan, Howlin among ministers claiming unvouched TDs' expenses

Feb 3rd 2012, 4:48 PM 6,094 Views 76 Comments

While the country struggles under immense financial pressure, eight cabinet ministers take expenses that can’t be audited.

# brian-hayes - Friday 20 January, 2012

Noonan on emigration comments: 'I am being quoted out of context'
# Emigration
# Emigration

Noonan on emigration comments: 'I am being quoted out of context'

Jan 20th 2012, 11:54 AM 4,141 Views 105 Comments

The Finance Minister’s comments that emigration was in some cases “a lifestyle choice” have been heavily criticised by opposition parties.

# brian-hayes - Friday 13 January, 2012

Brian Hayes tells Irish people: Stop being victims and fight back
# Outspoken
# Outspoken

Brian Hayes tells Irish people: Stop being victims and fight back

Jan 13th 2012, 8:54 PM 11,576 Views 213 Comments

“We live in a tough, competitive world – nobody owes us a living,” Junior Minister Brian Hayes said in a strongly-worded speech delivered this evening.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Public sector reforms need 'more urgency' to succeed - Hayes
# Public Sector Reform
# Public Sector Reform

Public sector reforms need 'more urgency' to succeed - Hayes

Jan 12th 2012, 8:01 AM 2,468 Views 39 Comments

The Minister of State has warned that pay cuts will be back on the agenda if Croke Park changes are not pushed through.

# brian-hayes - Friday 23 December, 2011

State spends over €65k this year on Garda stations that will close in 2012
# Garda Stations
# Garda Stations

State spends over €65k this year on Garda stations that will close in 2012

Dec 23rd 2011, 2:54 PM 2,757 Views 14 Comments

Four of the 31 Garda stations that will close next year have had refurbishment works carried out on them in the past 12 months.

# brian-hayes - Monday 19 December, 2011

Better deal for Ireland if we pass EU referendum? Government says maybe...
# Debt Deal
# Debt Deal

Better deal for Ireland if we pass EU referendum? Government says maybe...

Dec 19th 2011, 11:45 AM 3,275 Views 58 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore also said it is “too early” to make a call about whether a referendum will be necessary on the EU budget deal.

# brian-hayes - Friday 9 December, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules - On giving Brian Hayes a helping hand
# Opinion
From The Daily Edge
# Opinion

Column: Cardinal Rules - On giving Brian Hayes a helping hand

Dec 9th 2011, 8:30 PM 4 Views 5 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland reflects on the needy and vulnerable of Ireland, including members of Government who now have to subsist on only several thousand euro a week…

# brian-hayes - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Decentralisation scrapped and over 23,000 public sector jobs to go by 2015
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Decentralisation scrapped and over 23,000 public sector jobs to go by 2015

Nov 17th 2011, 12:53 PM 6,750 Views 42 Comments

The government has outlined plans which also include the merging of nearly 50 state agencies.

Government to unveil public service reform plans
# Public Sector
# Public Sector

Government to unveil public service reform plans

Nov 17th 2011, 7:25 AM 2,206 Views 28 Comments

The public service reforms to be announced will see less of a reduction in staff numbers in the public sector than had been pledged in the programme for government.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Government may offer humanitarian aid to flood victims
# Floods
# Floods

Government may offer humanitarian aid to flood victims

Oct 26th 2011, 11:26 AM 1,255 Views 12 Comments

Brian Hayes has said the Government would look at providing assistance – but it’s not yet clear what form this could take.

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Another flag-gate? Maybe not… SF complains over Dublin Castle flag shortage
# Flag-gate
# Flag-gate

Another flag-gate? Maybe not… SF complains over Dublin Castle flag shortage

Sep 21st 2011, 6:59 AM 1,691 Views 25 Comments

A Sinn Féin TD has complained about the shortage of flagpoles in Dublin Castle – there’s only room for 26 counties.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Govt rules out blanket debt forgiveness - but Noonan says banks can write off mortgages
# Debt Forgiveness
# Debt Forgiveness

Govt rules out blanket debt forgiveness - but Noonan says banks can write off mortgages

Aug 30th 2011, 3:07 PM 602 Views 10 Comments

The Department of Finance says there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution – but the Minister says banks can afford to absorb some losses.

# brian-hayes - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Are Labour ministers split over mortgage debt relief for homeowners?
# Mortgage Relief
# Mortgage Relief

Are Labour ministers split over mortgage debt relief for homeowners?

Aug 25th 2011, 7:37 AM 790 Views 29 Comments

The party denies it but that appears to be at odds with the differing lines ministers gave on the much talked about issue yesterday.

# brian-hayes - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Poll: Should the State abolish the cap on bankers' pay?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the State abolish the cap on bankers' pay?

Jul 26th 2011, 10:22 AM 1,781 Views 33 Comments

Matthew Elderfield says the pay cap is making it tough to get the best talent. Should we consider lifting it?

# brian-hayes - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Mater site confirmed as location for National Children’s Hospital
# Children's Hospital
# Children's Hospital

Mater site confirmed as location for National Children’s Hospital

Jul 6th 2011, 2:44 PM 768 Views 16 Comments

Planning permission will be sought at the Mater site, but the government won’t decide if it will be built until September

Ghost town: 3 unusual places you can visit for nothing today
# OPW
# OPW

Ghost town: 3 unusual places you can visit for nothing today

Jul 6th 2011, 11:09 AM 1,317 Views 4 Comments

All the OPW’s visitor sites are free to enter today. They include the usual big names – plus some altogether stranger…

# brian-hayes - Monday 9 May, 2011

Government acknowledges moves to reduce bailout interest rate
# Bailout
# Bailout

Government acknowledges moves to reduce bailout interest rate

May 9th 2011, 7:18 AM 478 Views 0 Comments

Two government ministers yesterday indicated that Ireland was in line for a reduction on the interest it pays on its EU/IMF loans.

# brian-hayes - Saturday 7 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

May 7th 2011, 7:49 PM 2,921 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Daily Fix: Video of Bin Laden watching video of himself; a reduction on Ireland’s bailout interest rate; cheaper rail fares, David Beckham in a car accident; and an incredible new flexible phone.