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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Contracts

All time
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland ban zero hour contracts?
New Zealand has passed legislation banning them – should we follow suit?
# taking shape
Leinster confirm Nagle signing as 17 players seal new contracts
The 27-year-old lock will join from London Irish at the end of the season.
# Contracts
Munster optimistic about tying up new Murray, Earls and Zebo deals
Murray has an ‘attractive’ deal on the table, as does Earls, while Zebo is expecting on offer this week.
# Contracts
Leinster's Easterby happy to work with IRFU and Nucifora on transfer targets
Guy Easterby believes Leinster can be competitive in the market.
# Silly Season
'It just sets a rotten core' - Costello calls for private contract negotiations
The former Leinster and Ireland number eight is concerned that talk of transfers removes focus from the rugby.
# Contracts
'JJ Hanrahan left because JJ Hanrahan wanted to leave' - Munster's Foley
The likes of Simon Zebo, Conor Murray and Keith Earls are out of contract next summer.
# love me tenders
HSE defends not awarding €1 million contract to Irish small business
A foreign company was awarded the contract.
# Nice Try
Dunnes Stores agrees to pay rise but workers say that's not good enough
The big sticking point is the fact that three quarters of staff are on part-time flexible contracts.
# D'Arce
D'Arcy future remains undecided as Kirchner stays with Leinster
The 35-year-old is out of contract this summer.
# Wily Operator
Munster secure BJ Botha until after World Cup on new six-month contract
The province have also announced deals for Niall Scannell and Kevin O’Byrne.
# Gaffe
Would a Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson survive?
It’s likely to continue to be a nice little earner for the Beeb.
# Homecoming
Munster confirm Tomás O'Leary will return to the province next season
Meanwhile, the province have confirmed new contracts for Andrew Conway and Dave O’Callaghan.
# Contracts
Connacht have secured the futures of two promising young second rows
Quinn Roux and Ultan Dillane have both put pen to paper on new two-year deals.
# house in order
Welsh rugby moves closer to Irish system with 12 dual contract offers
Dan Lydiate is among the Welsh players currently considering one of the new national deals.
# Discussions
Positive progress for IRFU in re-contracting top players as Schmidt focuses on November
‘We have opened negotiations with all the players who are coming off national contracts.’
# Cash
IRFU admit private money is 'helpful' but deny seeking out investors
‘There’s probably not a lot of guys out there who can drive that sort of external financial interest,’ says David Nucifora.
# Education
One third of secondary teachers are on part-time contracts
But that could be about to change.
# love me tenders
Top tips on winning public contracts if you are an SME
The public sector has huge opportunities for small or medium Irish businesses – if you’re ready for the challenge.
# Contracts
Smith and Barrett among six All Blacks off post-RWC transfer market
The NZRU has announced a raft of new contracts for international players.
# Mandate
Union hits out at Dunnes over workers' contracts lower than 15 hours per week
Mandate launched the ‘Decency for Dunnes Workers Campaign at the unions Biennial Delegate Conference in Killarney.
# Interview
'France isn't the threat that everyone thinks it is' - rugby agent McHugh
David McHugh, who manages the interests of the likes of Rob and Dave Kearney, explains what his job entails.
# Accountability
Howlin says FOI will apply to Irish Water, as company insists all contracts are ‘fully compliant’
The agency issued a statement this morning ahead of its CEO’s appearance before an Oireachtas committee.
# New Deal
Ulster hand Stephen Ferris new 'short-term' contract
Meanwhile, tighthead prop Declan Fitzpatrick has signed a new two-year Irish deal.
# penned
New Munster deals for Sheridan, Cronin and Ryan
All three promising players have signed on until June 2016.
Voices
Aaron McKenna: Marriage is nothing more than a contract – bring on the prenups
There should be no reason that society prevents people from entering into an agreement that allows them to protect their respective assets, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Contracts
'They want to stay' - Leinster coach Matt O'Connor on Heaslip and O'Brien
The Australian is “quietly confident” that both players will remain in Ireland next season.
# Overcharged
Man writes own credit card contract, sues bank for breaking it
Dmitry Argarkov decided that his made up rates and fees were much more satisfactory than those of his bank.
# Magdalenes
Government departments used Magdalene laundries to do their washing
The Departments of Finance, Health, Social Welfare and Education all used the laundry on Sean McDermott Street in Dublin.
# good prognosis
'It is critical that Paul O'Connell can lead a normal life' - Rob Penney
The Munster coach wants a win against Cardiff today and hopes to have the inspirational lock back in April.
# Examinership
Chevron Training successfully exits examinership
The company’s 15 jobs have now been saved as it has secured two new contracts for 2013.
# Scam
EU law to change to guard against 'predatory' directory ad scams
Small business owner are targeted by companies presenting misleading ad contracts and charging up to €5k a year.
# Exports
€15 million made in new export contracts and alliances
The connections were made following an Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa.
# American LEague
Yankees pitcher in 'wanting more money' shocker
CC Sabathia (aka “The Honey Badger”) looks set to walk away from a deal that guarantees him $92million over the next four seasons in an effort to secure an even more lucrative contract.
# About time
Finally: Cavendish declares his intention to sign for Team Sky
The Manx rider has ended months of speculation by announcing his intention to join British team at the end of this season.
# Good News
€5.1 million in contracts secured by Irish firms in Oz
Forty five Irish companies journeyed to Australia to forge new business relationships and sign contracts.
# Deal or no deal?
Kearney finding contract negotiations "really frustrating"
Ireland star anxious to do deal with Leinster and get back to playing rugby.
# Contracts
Boost for Ireland as star trio pen new deals
Brian O’Driscoll, Jonny Sexton and Jamie Heaslip secure their futures with IRFU agreements.