Brian HAYES : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Fine Gael Party (Ireland)

Vice-Chair 

  • 13-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Iraq
  • 03-09-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 12-10-2014 : Delegation for relations with Iraq
  • 19-01-2017 / 02-09-2018 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Development
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with South Africa
  • 12-02-2015 / 30-11-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 02-12-2015 / 02-08-2016 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • 24-06-2016 / 13-12-2017 : Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Development
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 14-03-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

Reports - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking  
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OPINION on the EU in a changing global environment – a more connected, contested and complex world  
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DEVE 
OPINION on the external impact of EU trade and investment policy on public-private initiatives in countries outside the EU  
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DEVE 

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on implementation of the legal provisions and the Joint Statement ensuring the parliamentary scrutiny over decentralised agencies  
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OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)  
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DEVE 
OPINION on Annual Report on the Financial Activities of the European Investment Bank  
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DEVE 

Motions for resolutions 
Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Oral questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 136

Major interpellations 
Major interpellations for written answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members. Rule 139, Annex III

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 – Parliament's position with a view to an agreement (A8-0358/2018 - Jan Olbrycht, Isabelle Thomas, Janusz Lewandowski, Gérard Deprez)  
 

. ‒ I broadly support Parliament’s interim report on the MFF which sets out the EU’s long-term budget for the period 2021-2027. Given the importance of the budget for EU policies the Fine Gael delegation voted in favour of Parliament’s position but would highlight that the delegation does not support the proposal for the implementation of a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) as a basis for a new own resource.

Annual Report on Competition Policy (A8-0049/2018 - Ramon Tremosa i Balcells)  
 

I voted in favour of the Annual Report on Competition Policy because it advocates a free and fair level playing field for businesses all over Europe. Tackling anti-competitive practices is in everyone’s interest – from consumers to businesses big and small – as it is vital for the very existence of the EU’s single market.
However, while I support the overall direction of the report, I do not support paragraph 29 which advocates a digital tax on the basis of turnover. I do accept that digital companies need to be taxed more efficiently, but taxing companies must be done on the basis of profits, not turnover, as has always been the case in the European Union.

2016 Report on Turkey (A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri)  
 

. ‒ I voted in favour of this report as I have no objections.

Written questions 
Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III

Questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM 
Members can put questions for written reply to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Such questions are first submitted to the Chair of the responsible committee.Rule 140, Rule 141, Annex III

Answers to questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM 
Reply to members’ questions to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Rule 140, Rule 141, Annex III

Individual motions for resolutions  
Any Member may table a motion for resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the EU. Admissible motions are referred to the committee responsible, which shall decide what procedure is to be followed. Rule 143

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on combating cyberbullying and the dissemination of revenge pornography  
- P8_DCL(2016)0123 - Lapsed  
Roberta METSOLA , Mairead McGUINNESS , Afzal KHAN , Eva KAILI , Brian HAYES , Deirdre CLUNE , Caterina CHINNICI , Martina DLABAJOVÁ , Kostas CHRYSOGONOS , Giovanni LA VIA , Seán KELLY , Anna Maria CORAZZA BILDT  
Date opened : 21-11-2016
Lapse date : 21-02-2017
Number of signatories : 73 - 22-02-2017
Written declaration on missing refugee children  
- P8_DCL(2016)0119 - Lapsed  
Deirdre CLUNE , Brian HAYES , Roberta METSOLA , Patricija ŠULIN , Monica MACOVEI , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , David CASA , Esther de LANGE , Claude ROLIN , Mariya GABRIEL  
Date opened : 21-11-2016
Lapse date : 21-02-2017
Number of signatories : 45 - 22-02-2017
Written declaration on creating and promoting a European Travel Card  
- P8_DCL(2016)0114 - Lapsed  
Brian HAYES , Patricija ŠULIN , Deirdre CLUNE , Ivo VAJGL , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Yana TOOM , Dieter-Lebrecht KOCH , Izaskun BILBAO BARANDICA , Claudia ȚAPARDEL , Alberto CIRIO , Tom VANDENKENDELAERE , Roberta METSOLA , Isabella DE MONTE  
Date opened : 24-10-2016
Lapse date : 24-01-2017
Number of signatories : 43 - 25-01-2017

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties