Brian Hayes

Brian Hayes

Nigel is right: We do need to make plans for EU

Nigel is right: We do need to make plans for EU

We need a debate where everything is put on the table – including the full implications of what Ireland leaving the EU would mean

That was the easy part of Brexit talks

That was the easy part of Brexit talks

What will now come into sharp focus is how Britain can square the seemingly impossible circle of continued Most Favoured Nation trading status with the EU while being outside both the customs union and single market

The end of QE is nigh. What does it mean?

The end of QE is nigh. What does it mean?

ECB will make a decision on QE on Thursday

Brian Hayes: Britain’s Brexit battering is only beginning

Brian Hayes: Britain’s Brexit battering is only beginning

Our neighbours are already lagging behind the rest of Europe. This nightmare is bad enough for us without jumping after them

Let’s fight our own corner on Brexit

Let’s fight our own corner on Brexit

We must convince our EU partners that Irish issues are European ones too

Brian Hayes: All aboard for the summer of discontent

Brian Hayes: All aboard for the summer of discontent

The Fawlty Towers approach to the Luas strike has taken industrial relations back 30 years

EU-US trade deal is good for Ireland

EU-US trade deal is good for Ireland

Ireland is expected to benefit more than any member state in the Union

We must prepare for a future shock

We must prepare for a future shock

Two of the world’s three big central banks are expected to raise interest rates shortly – and that means both danger and opportunity

QE on its own is just not enough

QE on its own is just not enough

The bond-buying programme needs to be supplemented by an investment programme

Ireland should learn from Greece’s folly

Ireland should learn from Greece’s folly

The price of Syriza’s vanity project was over €10 billion, and it didn’t have to be that way.

Labour and Fine Gael must campaign together

Labour and Fine Gael must campaign together

The long countdown to the next general election is now well under way. Both the Taoiseach and Tá...

Britain has never known its place in Europe

Britain has never known its place in Europe

After World War II, different European counties needed the European Union for very different reas...

It’s time for some long-term thinking

It’s time for some long-term thinking

The economic recovery gives us a chance to do what we have failed to do in the past – implement policies for the long term. We should start with the pensions crisis