MEPS have told Mario Draghi that Irish banks are overcharging their customers. Photograph: EPA

Irish MEPs have written to European Central Bank president Mario Draghi urging the ECB chief to open an investigation into Irish variable mortgage rat(...)

Informed sources have estimated the total funds collected on behalf of  Irish Water to date is more than €140 million, with two-thirds of households having paid something. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government will have to find more than €140 million if it is to repay people who have paid water charges. The amount collected by Irish Water to (...)

 Brian Hayes has banged the drum about “rip-off” mortgage rates being charged in Ireland at a time when the European Central Bank’s main rate is zero. Photograph:  Eric Luke

After a bruising time recently as director of elections with Fine Gael, Dublin MEP Brian Hayes has thrown himself back into his work in the European P(...)

Brian Hayes: Italy has brought in “a specific switching mechanism which makes it easy for consumers to switch mortgage loans”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish MEP Brian Hayes has called for the next government to introduce legislation to make it easier for consumers to switch mortgage lenders to preve(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said “the Border’s destiny would not be determined by the sole wishes of the Irish and British governments”, in apparent contradiction of comments by Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Getty Images

Nobody can say with certainty there will be no changes to the Border between Ireland and Northern Ireland if the UK votes to leave the EU, Minister fo(...)

Brian Hayes: he noted that the bank could be fined 10% of its annual turnover by the SSM if it fails to comply with ECB legal acts

Irish MEP Brian Hayes has asked the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) in Frankfurt to clarify if it is investigating a complaint from a whistleblowe(...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: “I didn’t realise there was anything happening but as soon as I arrived [at the Dáil], I realised they had just had a meeting.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thirteen Independent men, good, strong and true, held a very important meeting on Thursday. And then they told the two women about it. It was all, (...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes: “Divorce proceedings between Britain and the EU will be protracted, complex and very messy.”

Not enough is being done to prepare for the worst in the event of a No vote in the British referendum on EU membership, according to Dublin MEP Brian (...)

“The truth is that the risks associated with a protracted Brexit negotiation are immense for Ireland.”

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has said he is not convinced the Government is engaged in “any serious contingency planning” for the prospect of a British e(...)

Major changes to the way multinationals report their activities in the European Union have been proposed by the European Commission this afternoon in (...)