Brian Hayes

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‘Germany’s increased commitment to militarisation follows Russia’s incursion into Ukraine and perhaps Donald Trump’s bluster about ‘America first’.’

These are tense times. There is an impulsive egotist in the White House, who thinks that foreign policy can be sketched out in tweets. Tensions are hi(...)

Claire Nash (fourth from left) with her staff at Nash19

A Cork businesswoman who almost lost her business after the floods of 2014 has expressed concern that the Government may reallocate €140 million desig(...)

 Dublin is back at 31st place in a survey of global financial centres. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Dublin has again slipped down the rankings of international financial centres, and is languishing behind Luxembourg, Frankfurt and Paris, all close co(...)

Members of the Defence Forces pass the GPO during the ceremony commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising 1916 on Dublin’s O’Connell Street in 2016.Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland is justly proud of its military neutrality. It is a principle that enhances our ability to pursue key foreign policy goals and amplifies our v(...)

The Irish soldiers from the Kosovo Peacekeeping Forces (KFOR) patrol near the village of Lapusnik in on February 14th, 2008. Photograph:  Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland should consider joining a Defence Union of the EU, according to Fine Gael’s four Members of the European Parliament. Brian Hayes, Mairead McG(...)

Brian Hayes: “The parliament’s call for an ‘association agreement’ could serve as the basis for a possible solution for the future relationship with the UK”

A draft Brexit resolution likely to get strong backing from MEPs next week will give unequivocal support to the Northern Ireland protocol of the draft(...)

Fergal O’Brien, chief economist at Ibec: said businesses still have no roadmap. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Whether negotiations can now quickly get under way on a transition period to apply after the UK leaves the EU is becoming a pressing issue for Ireland(...)

 A youth worker said young people taking the sedative have   charges for ‘offences they have absolutely no recollection of committing.’ File photograph: Getty Images

The abuse of sedatives known as benzodiazepine (or “benzos”) is creating an unprecedented level of violence in deprived communities, a conference has (...)

MEPs vote on the future composition of the European Parliament after Brexit in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

With European Parliament elections just over a year away, MEPs have been in pre-election mode this week in Strasbourg preparing the ground for a UK-le(...)

Margrethe Vestager, competition commissioner of the European Commission, is before the European Parliament committee on economic and monetary affairs on Tuesday.

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has declined to rule out the possibility of an EU investigation into Ireland’s tracker mortgage scandal(...)

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