Country: Ireland
  • BRU:
    ASP 08F359 (Altiero Spinelli)
    Parlement européen
    60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
    B-1047 Bruxelles / Brussel
    Phone: +32 (0)2 2845275
    Fax:+32 (0)2 2849275
  • STR:
    LOW T09071 (Louise Weiss)
    Parlement européen
    Allée du Printemps
    BP 1024/F
    F-67070 Strasbourg cedex
    Phone: +33 (0)3 88 175275
    Fax:+33 (0)3 88 179275
My Positions in Parliament:
  • Vice-Chair - Iraq
  • Vice-Coordinator - Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Member - Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • Member - Fine Gael Party
  • Substitute - Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance
  • Substitute - Budgetary Control
  • Substitute - South Africa
  • Substitute - Development

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1969. He studied history and sociology at the National University of Ireland, St Patricks College Maynooth and also at Trinity College Dublin. Prior to his election to the Irish Parliament, he worked as the National Youth & Education Officer to Fine Gael. He was also delegation secretary to Fine Gael during the Peace & Reconciliation Forum.

He served as a Member of the Irish Parliament from 1997-2002 and 2007-2014 and was Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 2002-2007. In 2011, he was appointed Minister of State at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, a position he held until his election to the European Parliament.

During this time, he attended Eurogroup, ECOFIN and Budgetary Council meetings on behalf of the Irish Government. As Irish Minister of State, he was responsible for procurement reform, public sector reform, the Office of Public Works and developing flood alleviation projects in Ireland.

MEP since 2014.



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09.09.2015 - 15:45

Migration: EU-wide action needed

Strong collective action by all European Member States is needed to address the migration crisis according to Brian Hayes MEP. Mr Hayes welcomed European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker's plan to deal with the refugee crisis....
Brian Hayes MEP
16.06.2014 - 13:00

A strong Europe can only be built from the democratic centre

It is a great honour to have been elected as a new Member of the European Parliament. I want to thank my new colleagues in the EPP Group for making me feel so welcome. We are part of a big family with common values and common aspirations about...

Press releases

Money Stacks on Bills
18.04.2018 - 13:13

Discharges 2016: call for faster and better spending

The European Parliament welcomes the decrease of errors in payments from the EU budget. The Report on the annual approval process of how EU taxpayers’ money is spent was adopted in plenary...
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09.03.2018 - 11:38

Time for debate on security and defence

The time is right for a broad debate on Ireland's defence and security policy in light of new threats and challenges, according to the four Irish EPP Group MEPs Seán Kelly, Brian Hayes,...
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07.04.2017 - 10:57

Money Market Funds Regulation approved

Brian Hayes MEP for Dublin and lead negotiator for the EPP Group on the EU’s Money Market Funds (MMF) Regulation has welcomed the European Parliament’s final approval of the Regulation...



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