MEP urges Kenny not to meet Trump during his Irish visit – Hayes

The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes is urging the
Taoiseach Enda Kenny not to meet the US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump
during his upcoming visit to Ireland. The presumptive Republican nominee is due
to visit his golf resort in Doonbeg, Co Clare later this month. Last week in
the Dail, Mr Kenny described Mr Trump’s views on immigration as “racist and
dangerous.” Mr Hayes says the Taoiseach was standing up for European values
against racism and xenophobia.

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Criminal activities in Ireland directed from the Costa del Sol – Hayes

Decisions on who lives and dies in the Irish
criminal underworld are being taken in places like the Costa del Sol. That’s
according to the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes. He’s claiming that Irish gangs are
exploiting the EU’s freedom of movement to direct their criminal activities in
Ireland from oversees. The Dublin MEP says the EU is not doing enough to tackle
international criminal syndicates. And Mr Hayes is calling for stronger EU-wide
cooperation to bring down crime bosses. This week the European Parliament will
debate the need to improve information exchange between national law
enforcement authorities in EU member states.

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EU-wide version of CAB needed to tackle international crime – Hayes

An EU version of the Irish Criminal Assets
Bureau is needed to take down criminal kingpins. That’s according to the Fine
Gael MEP Brian Hayes, who criticised the EU for being too relaxed in tackling
international crime. He was speaking in the European Parliament where MEPs will
this week debate the need for better EU-wide information exchange to deal with
crime and terrorism. Mr Hayes says other EU states should follow the example
set by the CAB especially those countries where Irish criminals are based. 

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