News & Statements
Big multinationals need to get on board with country by country reporting – Hayes
Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP, has said that big multinational companies need to work with new country by country proposals, that will come from the European Commission this week.
We need a specific target for reducing serious road traffic injuries – Hayes
Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes, today (Tuesday) called for a specific target to reduce serious road traffic injuries. As European targets on road fatalities have been a major factor in reducing deaths on our roads the Dublin MEP believes that a European target on serious road traffic injuries must be introduced. Mr Hayes was speaking after declaring his support for an EU parliament initiative calling for clear and ambitious reduction targets.
Hayes calls on Irish mobile providers to ditch roaming charges for Summer 2016
Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes, has today (Sunday) called on Irish mobile phone providers to abolish roaming charges by Summer 2016. The Dublin MEP made his comments as mobile provider EIR (formerly Eircom) confirmed they were abolishing their roaming charges in time for this Summer.
Consumers will have easier access to financial services in other countries – Hayes
Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes, has said today (Wednesday), that the European Commission's new proposals on retail financial services have the potential to create a real internal market for everyday financial products such as mortgages. EU Commissioner for Financial Services, Jonathan Hill, is due to launch the Commission's Green Paper on Retail Financial Services this Thursday 10th December.
EU to step up fight against terrorism – Hayes
Fine Gael Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes has today (Thursday) said that the list of new anti-terror measures proposed by the Commission is an important step in the fight against terrorism. Mr Hayes was speaking in Brussels where the European Commission announced plans for a new Directive on Terrorism.
Tracking your workplace pension benefits in Ireland is a nightmare – Hayes
Speaking at an Association of Pension Lawyers conference this morning in the Spencer Hotel IFSC, Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP, said that the government should work with the Pensions Authority and the pensions industry to develop a pension tracking service which would help people track their pension benefits as they move through their career.
Time to unwind emergency tax measures during lifetime of next Dáil while broadening the tax base – Hayes
Speaking tonight (Thursday) in the Goat Pub, Goatstown, Brian Hayes MEP said that economic recovery and tax cuts should go hand in hand. Mr Hayes was speaking at a public meeting on the recent Budget organised by Fine Gael Dáil Candidate, Cllr Josepha Madigan.
It’s time for all Irish MEPs to back anti-terror package – Hayes
Fine Gael MEP, Brian Hayes has called on all Irish MEPs to back the Passenger Name Record Directive. The Directive requires passenger information collected by airlines to be shared with all EU police forces.
The implications of Brexit for universities in Northern Ireland needs attention – Hayes
Fine Gael MEP, Brian Hayes has called on universities and higher education colleges in Northern Ireland to produce an independent assessment of what Brexit would mean for the entire third level sector in the north.
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.