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# Peace Talks
Google and Samsung call truce with cross-license patent deal
The agreement between the two companies will cover the firms’ existing patents as well as those filed over the next ten years.
# Compromise
Meghan O'Sullivan warns of 'darker downside' to Northern Ireland stalemate
The vice-chair of recent talks told RTÉ’s Prime Time that some parties are continuing to focus on the parts of the deal they disagree with.
# Northern Ireland
UUP rejects "not viable" and "unacceptable" Haass proposals
The decision comes after speculation that the Ulster Unionist Party was set to reject the draft document.
# Haass proposals
McGuinness claims 'extreme loyalism' is setting the unionist agenda on Haass proposals
The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland made the comments as the Haass-O’Sullivan team published a summary of the proposed deal.
# Industrial Action
It’s off: ESB strike averted as management and unions reach agreement
The strike over the issue of pensions had been due to begin tomorrow week.
# Nuclear Talks
Iran deal wins praise, amid warnings next steps will be tougher
After almost a decade of stalemate, three rounds of negotiations since September led to a pre-dawn interim deal in Geneva.
# Settled
J & J to pay out $2.2 billion over false marketing and kickbacks to doctors
It is one of the largest healthcare fraud settlements in US history.
# Spying
A 'total review' on US surveillance operations ordered
Senate intelligence committee chair Dianne Feinstein wants a sweeping review into spying on EU allies.
# Spying
Merkel's phone bugged by US since 2002, report claims
Der Spiegel claims that the German Chancellor’s mobile is one of many on the NSA’s tracking list.
# agreement
UN votes to order destruction of Syria's chemical weapons
The UN security council voted unamimounsly to back the deal proposed by the US and Russia. International experts are expected to start work in Syria next week
# Employment
Government signs agreement to work with Germany on youth employment
Today 20 EU leaders attended a summit on youth employment which Sinn Féin has described as an “election stunt”.
# Employment
Jobs boost expected thanks to €70bn Horizon 2020 programme
The agreement has been described as “good news” by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn.
# Teachers
TUI, ASTI recommend ballot of members on Haddington Road pay deal
The teachers’ unions both decided today to recommend a ballot of their members. The move comes after a number of unions accepted the deal.
# Negotiations
Tánaiste reaches agreement on EU's €960 billion budget
Eamon Gilmore said that the agreement will be presented to member states next Tuesday.
# Taliban
US-Taliban talks 'not scheduled'
The US State Department said that reports of a meeting being scheduled “aren’t accurate”.
# Public Sector Pay
Haddington Road deal may not be constitutional, says union
The Irish Federation of University Teachers says it has hired a senior barrister to examine the constitutionality of the proposed deal to see if it can be challenged in the courts.
# Kieran Mulvey
LRC chief 'mesmerised' by teachers' decision
The ASTI and the TUI said they were not going to ballot their members on the Haddington Road Agreement.
# Public Sector
Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'
Negotiations have “concluded” on the Haddington Road deal, said the junior finance minister, adding less favourable conditions will apply to those unions who reject it.
# art returns
Renoir, Manet, Morisot and Pissarro paintings arrive back in Dublin
Following Hugh Lane’s death, there was a dispute between Dublin and London over the collections possession – it was decided to split the collection between the two cities.
# Bangladesh
Bangladesh disaster 'could happen again' - but can we help?
Oxfam says that about 90 per cent of high rise buildings in Dhaka, where last week’s tragic building collapse occurred, are not built even to local standards.
Column: Not enough has been done to uphold the spirit of the Good Friday Agreement
It’s true Northern Ireland has come a long way over the last fifteen years, but we cannot afford to hang the ‘mission accomplished’ banner over the peace process, writes David McCann.
# Tara Mines
SIPTU members at Tara Mines accept company's proposals
In January this year the company put its entire workforce on protective notice.
# Croke Park
Unions to hold Croke Park II public meeting in Dublin
The unions say they believe the proposals to extend the agreement will “unfairly penalise workers” if passed.
# Croke Park II
Frontline Alliance announces nationwide campaign against Croke Park II proposals
Its campaign is in opposition to the Croke Park Agreement extension proposals.
# Domestic Violence
Irish Presidency secures EU agreement on domestic violence protection order
The agreement will ensure that a civil protection order, such as a barring order for domestic violence, can still be enforced if the victim travels or moves country.
Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin on promissory note deal
The two Ministers will be holding a press conference from 4pm about the promissory note agreement. Let’s see what they have to say.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you welcome the announcement of plans to export wind energy to Britain?
Up to 30,000 jobs could be created under new plans but they could lead to hundreds of wind turbines being built in the midlands. Do you welcome the plans?
# Hope
NHL and players reach 'tentative agreement' to end lockout
Deal apparently reached early Sunday morning after 113 days of dispute.
Column: Despite the critics, the Croke Park Agreement is working
Croke Park is polarising – but it wouldn’t have survived this long if it wasn’t working. Here’s ten reasons that prove it, writes Niall Shanahan.
# Health
Minister Reilly announces 'landmark' €400 million drug deal
The Health Minister congratulated all parties involved in the intense negotiations.
# Airlines
Aer Lingus and Air Canada sign single ticket agreement
The airlines said the agreement will make travel between the two countries easier with customers using a single electronic ticket to travel.
# Gambling
Millions to be refunded to online poker players
The payment is part of a settlement between PokerStars and the US Department of Justice in New York.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus announces partnership deal with Etihad
Airlines have reached a new interline and code-share agreements to expand route choices for their customers.
# Greece
New Democracy leader to be sworn in as Greek PM
Greek politicians have reportedly reached an agreement on forming a coalition government.
# Euro 2012
Done deal: FAI and players agree Euro 2012 bonus payments
“In recognition of the wider economic climate, the players were happy to agree to a reduction in qualification payments made in 2002,” a joint statement said this evening.
# Done Deal
Bohemians secure agreement with Zurich bank
The club have done a deal whereby interest payments will be rolled up into their payment of debt of over €4 million.