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Last month
May 2023
# increase
Sheikh Jassim submits improved fourth bid for full Manchester United takeover
April’s offers from the chairman of Qatar Islamic Bank and his rival bidder Sir Jim Ratcliffe had been expected to be final.
This year
Qatari investors to make Manchester United offer this week – reports
The club’s owners are exploring the possibility of a sale.
Last year
Stadia confirmed for Ireland's Euro 2028 bid as Casement Park makes provisional shortlist
Northern Ireland’s Windsor Park does not meet the criteria of a minimum 33,000 seats, with nine stadiums in England making up the majority of the bid.
All time
# Hope
Jurgen Klopp believes fate is playing part in Liverpool’s Champions League bid
His side went into last weekend knowing three victories would secure a top-four finish.
# Campaign
Russia pushes forward with Putin-supported bid to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup
Australia are the current favourites to host the tournament.
# Down Under
Australia steps up bid to host 2027 Rugby World Cup with new board
Russia are currently the only other nation to have declared their bid.
# Centenary
Quartet of South American nations make joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
A potential bid by Ireland and Britain would face opposition from Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
# first steps
England preparing bid to host 2030 Fifa World Cup
Having missed out in 2006 and 2018, the FA are looking into the possibility of securing the finals in 12 years’ time.
# Ireland 2023
Theresa May has backed Ireland's bid to host the Rugby World Cup
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met with the British Prime Minister in London today, following Ireland’s presentation to host the RWC 2023.
# Transfer News
Preston reject bid for highly-rated Irish full-back
Greg Cunningham is wanted by the club’s Championship rivals Cardiff City.
# Minister for the olympics
'I think the sky is the limit': Shane Ross says Ireland should 'think about' hosting the Olympics
Meanwhile, Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan said Ireland should look into hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
# RWC2023
Ireland plans to engage its huge diaspora as part of 2023 World Cup bid
IRFU chief executive Philip Browne helped to host a World Rugby technical review group in recent days.
# Vulture funds
Calls for emergency legislation to stop Ulster Bank selling 900 family homes
The sale includes 2,000 buy-to-let properties as well as farmer and SME loan books.
Court denies mother's attempt to use her dead daughter's frozen eggs
The daughter died in 2011 at age 28 and had signed a consent form agreeing that her eggs could be stored after her death.
# go again
Liverpool have rejected a €35m bid from Man City for Raheem Sterling - reports
The Reds are hoping to hold onto their young England international despite the fact he has rejected a new contract.
# strong bid
The Champions Cup final definitely won't be in Ireland next season
The FFR has made a bid to bring the 2016 decider to Stade Vélodrome in Marseille.
# Rivals
Another of the Six Nations will compete with Ireland to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup
The Italian rugby federation yesterday underlined their intention to be in the mix for the global tournament.
# Home Soil
Ireland has bid to host the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup
The campaign involves locations in both Dublin and Belfast.
# please outline
Aer Lingus asked to explain why IAG bid would benefit the company and customers
Aer Lingus said yesterday that the takeover would benefit the company, its employees, its customers, the tourism sector and the airports at which it operates.
# up for grabs
Piece of history for sale as Aung San Suu Kyi's house gate goes up for auction
The seller says he won’t accept bids lower than €177,000.
# Takeover
It looks like IAG really wants to get their hands on Aer Lingus
Reports today suggest that company has tabled ANOTHER offer for the airline.
# RWC2023
Taoiseach Enda Kenny confident over Ireland's €1.5m Rugby World Cup bid
The IRFU’s campaign to bring the global tournament to Ireland was formally launched this morning.
# For Sale
Letter written on the day the Titanic sank sells for €145,000
Esther Hart, who wrote the letter, survived that day.
Dublin among 19 cities bidding to host Euro 2020
UEFA have also announced that the final will be held in either London or Munich.
# Decision time
FAI set to submit bid to host Euro 2020 games today
A decision on which countries are chosen will be made in September.
# coup
TV3 confirm they have won broadcasting rights for the 2015 Rugby World Cup
There are many details yet to be finalised, but the broadcaster is looking into high-definition screening of the tournament.
# up for grabs
Elvis Presley fan? You could bid for a strand of his hair tomorrow
The auctioneers said it could go for between £50-£5,000.
# RWC Bid
Hugo MacNeill to head Irish Rugby World Cup bid
The former Irish international will chair a cross-border working group.
# 2023
Cabinet approves plans to progress support for Irish bid to host Rugby World Cup
Some estimates claim that Ireland could benefit economically to the tune of €800 million if it hosts the Rugby World Cup in 2023.
# RWC2023
Local people are the key to Ireland's World Cup bid - Sebastian Coe
The man behind London 2012 has some words of advice for Leo Varadkar and the IRFU.
Varadkar 'very confident' Ireland will bid for Rugby World Cup
Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar says Ireland are interested in hosting the 2023 version of the tournament.
# Ambition
Keith Wood is behind Ireland’s bid to host Rugby World Cup
Minister for Sport Leo Varadkar is expected to announce plans for a formal bid later today.
# Are they Mad?
Snapchat rejected $3 billion offer from Facebook - report
About 350 million photos are shared through Snapchat every day.
# Limerick 2018
Limerick's 2018 Gay Games team make final presentation to awarding committee
The city is vying with London and Paris for the right to host the games. UL and Thomond Park will be used as venues should the bid be successful.
Royalty gives up bid for Irish biotech firm Elan
The US intellectual property investor Royalty Pharma said that it received ‘repeated rejections’ from Elan.
# Retro Gold
Los Angeles want 1980s revival as they plan future Olympic bid
When L.A last hosted the Games, Ronald Reagan was US President, Russians boycotted and Like A Virgin topped the charts.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you give money to people begging on the street?
An organisation in Dublin is encouraging people to place donations in new ‘giving boxes’ instead of directly to people begging.
# Begging
Organisation in Dublin launches campaign to reduce street begging
The Dublin City Business Improvement District is encouraging people to place donations in new ‘giving boxes’ instead of directly to people begging.
# rejection
"Reject Ryanair": Aer Lingus in third recommendation to shareholders
Airline’s board is extremely clear on where it stands on the takeover bid.
# Aviation
Ryanair makes €694 million bid for Aer Lingus
It’s official.