Hayes says he won’t step down over golf debacle

The former FG minister says he regrets attending the event, but feels it doesn’t affect his credibility as head of the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland

23rd August, 2020
Hayes says he won’t step down over golf debacle
Brian Hayes, a former Fine Gael junior minister and MEP, was among the 81 attendees at the Clifden event which has led to the resignation of Dara Calleary

Brian Hayes has said he does not believe he should consider his position as the head of the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland (BPFI) despite attending the controversial Oireachtas golf event last week and realising it was in breach of Covid-19 guidelines at the time.

Hayes, a former Fine Gael junior minister and MEP, was among the 81 attendees at the Clifden event which has led to the resignation of Dara Calleary, the former...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Full vaccination more effective than a booster campaign, Nphet advisor says

Covid-19: Wonder drugs become another weapon in ongoing battle against the virus

HSE struggling to identify candidates for vaccine boosters

Covid-19: From ‘Fortress Australia’ to a gilded cage