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# Contract

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# Criticism
De Gea 'lucky' to get new Man United contract, claim Mourinho and Keane
The Spaniard recently signed a fresh deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2023.
# wbs
Building firm caught up in school structural defects controversy wins contract to build new hospital block
A total of 42 schools built by WBS were inspected over concerns about structural problems.
# Debut
'The right decision' - Reece goes from cancelled Connacht deal to the All Blacks
IRFU CEO Philip Browne believes the union and Connacht made the right call.
# Home grown
Rashford signs new four-year deal at Man United
The England international’s last contract was set to expire at the end of next season.
# Done Deal
Boost for Irish defender after Wembley heartache
Mark O’Brien has signed a new two-year contract with Newport County.
# The Boss
IRFU performance director David Nucifora set to sign new contract up to four years
The Australian is the key decision-maker in Irish rugby.
# New Deal
Kearney's contract discussions with IRFU and Leinster progress 'slowly'
The 33-year-old fullback says ‘the fire is burning to do it here in Leinster and Ireland.’
# Sacked
Rugby Australia to sack Israel Folau for 'disrespectful' social media posts
The Wallabies fullback has drawn widespread condemnation for his Instagram and Twitter posts.
# New Deal
Ireland striker Obafemi rewarded with new three-and-a-half-year contract at Southampton
The Dubliner has impressed under Ralph Hasenhüttl at St Mary’s this season.
# Extension
Bleyendaal and Mathewson among 5 Munster players to sign new contracts
Ciaran Parker, in addition to academy duo Sean O’Connor and Keynan Knox, have also put pen to paper.
# Poll
Majority of people think construction contract for Children's Hospital should be re-tendered
Health Minister Simon Harris said at the weekend that the Government will not re-tender the project.
# Contract
Henshaw signs new three-year deal to stay with Leinster and Ireland
The 25-year-old will be staying in Ireland until 2022 at least.
# Loyalty
Buckley set to sign new Connacht deal despite interest from Ulster
The 28-year-old loosehead is a key player for the western province.
# New Deal
'The club's making progress': Solskjaer hopeful over new Martial contract
France forward Martial and goalkeeper David de Gea are both out of contract at the end of next season.
'We have asked a lot of him' - Burnley extend Hendrick's stay
The Premier League club have activated a clause to add a further year to the Dubliner’s deal.
# Munster Man
'I find it too good to leave here now - what you could potentially be involved in'
Conor Murray says his decision to stay with Ireland and Munster was quick and easy.
# joe show
IRFU confident Ireland's success is sustainable even if Schmidt leaves
The Ireland head coach’s current contract expires after the 2019 World Cup.
# No deal
Usain Bolt rejects offer to join Maltese champions Valletta
The eight-time Olympic champion continues to pursue a career as a professional footballer.
# Australia
Down Under! Ireland international O'Sullivan seals move to Australia after stellar campaign in North Carolina
Cork midfielder Denise O’Sullivan has joined Canberra United as the club’s guest player for 2018/19.
# Looking Back
'There were low days... You're thinking: "Are you good enough?"'
Ireland’s Shane Duffy is in great form with Brighton, but his career has been far from plain sailing.
# Staying Put
New deal! Conor Murray agrees IRFU contract extension until June 2022
The 29-year-old scrum-half signed a new deal with the IRFU at the beginning of September.
# sensation
After 18 tries in 18 Tests, All Blacks lock Rieko Ioane into long-term contract
The 21-year-old is already one of the best players in Test rugby.
# landing on his feet
After having his contract cancelled at Stoke, Cameroon forward makes surprise PSG move
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting joined the French side just before the transfer window closed.
# Internazionale
19-year-old Irish defender Ryan Nolan signs new two-year deal with Inter Milan
The Clare-born teenager joined the San Siro club in 2015 and has signed a new two-year contract.
# Prospect
One year after joining from UCC, highly-rated defender signs new deal with Cork City
Seán McLoughlin has signed a new contract with the Premier Division champions until the end of 2019.
# Premier League
35-year-old Waterford goalkeeper signs new Cardiff deal ahead of Premier League return
Former Bohemians and Ipswich Town shot-stopper Brian Murphy has signed a new contract with Cardiff ahead of next season.
# joe show
Schmidt to make decision on Ireland future by the end of the year
The Kiwi is out of contract after the 2019 World Cup and plans to put his family first.
# The Boss
'There’s a decent chance that he'll stay' - IRFU hope Schmidt will re-sign
The Ireland head coach’s current contract expires after the 2019 World Cup.
# maitiú ó tuathail
The new head of the GP union is younger than Simon Harris - and has a big battle on his hands
Ireland’s newest doctors are fleeing the country – but the latest head of Ireland’s GP union, the NAGP, Maitiú Ó Tuathail is only 29.
# Workplace Relations Commission
Man who had sex with his manager loses claim over his contract not being renewed
After the intimate encounter, the man claimed to be ‘wracked with guilt’ as he had a girlfriend at the time.
# parting of ways
FAI confirm decade-long association with Denis O'Brien has come to an end
He had helped to fund the contracts of the current management team.
# Extension
Boost for Northern Ireland as Michael O'Neill commits, undertakes new role
The former Shamrock Rovers boss helped guide the team to the second round of Euro 2016.
# Leader
Best's new contract close to finalised ahead of Six Nations campaign
The 35-year-old Ireland captain is close to finalising a contract extension.
# Staying Put
And it's finally done: Martin O'Neill has officially signed a new contract with the FAI
The Derryman and his management team have committed to remain in the job up to Euro 2020.
# New Deal
'It is a great time in the club’s history': Caulfield agrees new deal with champions Cork City
John Caulfield has joined a number of players in signing new deals at Turner’s Cross.
# Welfare Fraud
Man who stole €76,000 in welfare payments while running a successful courier business avoids jail
46-year-old Richard Burbridge committed the offences while operating a courier contract for the Courts Service.
# Boost
4 months after being without a club, Irish international Quinn signs new deal at Arsenal
The 27-year-old centre-back from Blessington County Wicklow had faced an uncertain future.
Olympic Council of Ireland locked into contract with company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026
OCI president Sarah Keane told reporters today that a contract had been signed between the organisation and ticketing company THG.
# Staying Put
Bournemouth handed Harry Arter boost
The Ireland international has committed his long-term future to the Cherries.
# Pastures new
Wayne Rooney ends 13-year stay at Man United as Everton move confirmed
The 31-year-old joins the Toffees on a two-year deal, returning to the club he started out for.