Brian Hayes

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‘Irish legislators need to recognise that an integral part of citizenship is the right to vote and have representation in their home country.’ 
Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

As an Irish citizen living in London I was pleased that the British Labour Party changed its policy on Brexit, to support the UK staying in the EU cus(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister of state Conor Lenihan has confirmed he is talking to the party about running in the Dublin constituency in the next European elections. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times.

Former Fianna Fáil minister of state Conor Lenihan has said he is talking to the party about running in the Dublin constituency in the next European e(...)

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes: insurers’ host countries need strengthened role to be able to address solvency problems. Photograph: Alan Betson

The European Union’s “flawed” insurance supervisory regime will lead to more Setanta Insurance-type failures unless the European Insurance and Occupat(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross: well-meaning efforts at sparkling banter. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Winston Churchtown’s two-day appearance before the Oireachtas Committee on Un-Olympian Activities was a tour de force. He would be absolutely unanimo(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank: his membership of the elite group of 30  “raises serious questions about the transparency of the ECB’s activities”,  says European Parliament member Brian Hayes.  Photograph: Peti Kollanyi/Bloomberg

The European ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, is investigating the involvement of European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi in a group known as the(...)

Oxfam activists hold placards during a demonstration against tax evasion in front of the European Parliament ahead of Tuesday’s vote. Photograph: AFP

So what do Sinn Féin and the far right have in common? Quite a lot by their voting patterns in the European Parliament. On Tuesday Sinn Féin MEPs si(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said that his department has no immediate plans to sell more shares in Irish banks as his party colleague calls for the shareholding in Bank of Ireland to be sold. (Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said that while his department continues to monitor the performance of both Permanent TSB and Bank of Ireland(...)

As well as making it simpler for savers, consumers are also expected to be able to benefit from increased competition from pension providers and a more dynamic marketplace

New proposals to establish a pan-European pension product to help people save for retirement will likely have a limited impact in Ireland due to the h(...)

While mortgages in default, particularly early cases in arrears, have come down steadily in recent years, long-term arrears remain stubbornly high.  Photograph: Getty Images

Australian Fiona Arnold had no idea when she attended a party in Perth in February 1988 that she was about to meet her future husband, Sam, and follow(...)

Leo Varadkar: “We must ensure that the Brexit talks are handled in a smooth and coherent manner”. Photograph: EPA

Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar has said the UK election results should rule out a hard Brexit. He said the outcome of the Westminster poll on Thursda(...)

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