EuroParlRadio
Interview with Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes on leaving EU politics

Interview with Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes on leaving EU politics

April 21, 2019

EuroParlRadio's Editor Karen Coleman talks to the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes about his decision to leave EU.  

The Dublin MEP is stepping down from the European Parliament after serving five years as an MEP.

He’ll take up his new role as the CEO of the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland after he finishes up in Brussels and Strasbourg. 

Out words: no brainer

Dur: 7:26

Frozen MEP seats result of “Bizarre Brexit situation” – Clune

Frozen MEP seats result of “Bizarre Brexit situation” – Clune

April 21, 2019

Candidates contesting the European elections will be busy this weekend canvassing for votes.

The Ireland South and Dublin constituencies have each gained an extra MEP seat following the re-distribution of some of the British European seats. However, the winners of the final seats will have to wait in the wings until the UK actually leaves the EU.

The Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune who represents the Ireland South constituency says it’s one of the peculiar results of what she’s calling the “bizarre Brexit situation”.

Out words: goes on

Dur: 00:26

Hayes offers advice to winning MEPs in European elections

Hayes offers advice to winning MEPs in European elections

April 21, 2019

The outgoing Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has completed his last European Parliament session in Strasbourg.

The Dublin MEP is leaving European politics and taking up a new role as CEO of the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland.

Mr Hayes has this advice for those new MEPs who will enter the European Parliament for the first time following May’s EU elections.

Out words: it’s complicated

Dur: 00:37

“Cold storage” MEP seat raises legal issues – Ni Riada

“Cold storage” MEP seat raises legal issues – Ni Riada

April 20, 2019

The Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada says the addition of a fifth MEP seat in her constituency could throw up legal challenges following the election.

Both Ireland South and the Dublin constituencies were given two extra MEP seats following the redistribution of some of the UK’s European seats after Britain voted to leave the EU.

However the likely participation of the UK in the European elections means the final winner in both constituencies will have to wait on the side-lines until the UK finally leaves the EU.

Out words: facilitating that

Dur: 00:36

 

“Sad” to leave EU politics but looking forward to next chapter – Hayes

“Sad” to leave EU politics but looking forward to next chapter – Hayes

April 20, 2019

The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says he will be sad to leave EU politics but that he’s looking forward to the next chapter of his professional life.

The Dublin MEP is stepping down from the European Parliament after serving five years as an MEP.

He’ll take up his new role as the CEO of the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland after he finishes up in Brussels and Strasbourg. 

Out words: completely different

Dur: 00:27

Hayes hopes UK never leave & have second referendum

Hayes hopes UK never leave & have second referendum

April 19, 2019

The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says he hopes Britain will never leave the EU and that they will have a second referendum which will result in a win for the Remainers.  

The out-going Dublin MEP was speaking as he was getting ready to pack his bags from the European Parliament for the last time.

He is bowing out of EU politics to take up a job as CEO of the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland.

Out words: Brexit occur

Dur: 00:28

4th Dublin MEP seat raises lots of “unknowns” – Boylan

4th Dublin MEP seat raises lots of “unknowns” – Boylan

April 19, 2019

The last winning MEP candidates contesting the EU elections in the Dublin and Ireland South constituencies will effectively be assigned to a sub-bench because they won’t be able to take their seats in the European Parliament.

So says the Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan.

Both constituencies were given an extra MEP seat after the Brexit referendum. A proportion of UK MEP seats were redistributed to a number of EU member countries including Ireland.

However, the final two winning candidates in Dublin and Ireland South will be left in limbo until the UK actually leaves the EU.

 

Out words: four seater

Dur: 00:18

MEP demands reversal of “scandalous” transport charges of disabled – Carthy

MEP demands reversal of “scandalous” transport charges of disabled – Carthy

April 19, 2019

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy says the HSE is charging disabled people a "scandalous" daily fee for transporting them to HSE day care centres.

The Midlands North-West MEP is demanding that the Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath intervene immediately to reverse the transport charges.

He says he first heard of the four euro (€4) round-trip daily fees when constituents of his in Cavan and Monaghan told him about them.

Out words: a day

Dur: 00:40

Boylan “welcomes” Clare Daly’s participation in EU elections for Dublin

Boylan “welcomes” Clare Daly’s participation in EU elections for Dublin

April 19, 2019

The Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan says she welcomes the participation of the Dublin TD Clare Daly in the European elections.

Ms Daly is likely to impact on Lynn Boylan’s vote as they will both be chasing left-leaning voters.

Nineteen (19) candidates will be contesting the Dublin constituency which has now expanded to a four seater.

However, the last winning MEP will have to sit in the wings until the UK leaves the EU as the extra seats allocated to EU countries can only be taken up when Brexit happens.

Here’s Lynn Boylan.

Out words: climate action

Dur: 00:27

MEPs approve provisional ‘Invest EU’ jobs & growth programme – Kelly

MEPs approve provisional ‘Invest EU’ jobs & growth programme – Kelly

April 18, 2019

The European Parliament today approved a provisional deal for a multi-billion EU investment programme that promises a big boost in jobs and growth.

MEPs voted overwhelming for the ‘Invest EU’ initiative which is a new EU programme to support investment and access to finance from 2021 to 2027.

The programme aims to be a launchpad for initiatives that would otherwise be difficult to finance. And it’s hoped it will generate almost seven hundred billion euro (€700bn) in investments.

The Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly says a range of businesses in Ireland could benefit from the fund.   

Out words: Invest EU  

Dur: 00:33