Brian Hayes

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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(...)

Brian Hayes, MEP. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A European agreement last week to revive the EU’s securitisation market will give a “massive boost” to an industry in Ireland that holds some €415 bil(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi said the timing of an AIB share sale was entirely up to the Government. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has signalled his support for the Government’s plan to return AIB to the main stock markets in Dublin and(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton surprised some by supporting Leo Varadkar’s push to lead Fine Gael. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Six Cabinet Ministers are set to declare for Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar in the contest to replace Enda Kenny as leader of Fine Gael. (...)

The commissioner for economic and financial affairs said the European Commission was closely monitoring “the evolution of prices, supply and demand for housing in Ireland”.   Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The European Commission is closely monitoring house prices in Ireland and will examine the issues as part of the commission’s post-bailout surveillan(...)

European Parliament building in Strasbourg: MEPs meet there one week every month. The arrangement costs the EU €114m a year and critics have called for it to be scrapped. Photograph: Pascal Bastien/New York Times

A proposal to move a major EU agency from London to Strasbourg as part of a deal to close the European Parliament’s base in the French city could thre(...)

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