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-  Brian Hayes MEP

It's time to implement the EU Victims' Right Directive - Hayes

Dublin Fine Gael MEP, Brian Hayes today (Monday) said that the enactment of the EU Victims' Right Directive must be a priority for the Government. MEP Hayes made his comments while speaking at a conference organised by the Victims' Right Alliance in Dublin's Mansion House.

-  Brian Hayes MEP

Irish Central Bank needs to develop code of practice on interest-only mortgages – Hayes

Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP, today (Monday), said that the Central Bank of Ireland needs to develop a code of practice for Irish banks on how to deal with interest-only mortgage customers in a fair way. Mr. Hayes warned that banks could face a serious arrears crisis in the coming years as more and more interest-only mortgages become due for final repayment.

-  Derek Keating TD

Over €190m saved in detection of fraudulent social welfare payments – Keating

“Between 2011 and 2014, €190.2 million has been saved by detecting fraudulent social welfare claims”, says Derek Keating, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Mid-West. Deputy Keating received this information on foot of a parliamentary question he submitted to the Department of Social Protection.

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