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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Deal

All time
# Grexit
Noonan reckons the Greek Finance Minister is 'a bit of a rock star'
He also added that Ireland did ask for a debt write down by suggesting ways forward that would result in one.
# Breaking
It's a deal: Greece and Eurozone ministers agree on bailout extension
It is reportedly in the region of four months.
# 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.
# Debt
Michael Noonan as he flies to Brussels: "Today I'm pessimistic"
The finance minister is going to Brussels for an emergency meeting on Greece tomorrow.
# threat lifted
Some good news for a change: A funding deal means Childline can stay open 24-hours
The service had warned it would have to close during nighttime hours, unless essential funding could be raised.
# The next government
He's ruled out Fine Gael and Sinn Féin, so could Micheál Martin do a deal with anyone?
The Fianna Fáil leader has been speaking to today.
# Decision time
Former Waterford Crystal workers unanimously vote in favour of €178m pension deal
The factory in Waterford closed in 2009.
# getting audited
The latest tax defaulters list has five settlements of over €1m. Here they are...
In total almost €20m was collected.
# Deal
Russia and Ukraine have reached an uneasy deal about staying warm for winter
The gas deal followed two days of intense negotiation.
# Deal
About 138 SMEs a day are asking Bank of Ireland for loans
And they say they are approving 87% of them.
# Ceasefire
Schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram could finally be released
Nigerian’s government claims a ceasefire has been agreed.
# Development
Academy-inspired Connacht looking to keep up their side of the IRFU bargain
‘The strength of our academy is that they actually get game time at the top level,’ says manager Tim Allnutt
# approved
Facebook has finally closed its $21.8 billion WhatsApp deal
The European Commission approved the sale a few days ago.
# Done Deal
Cavan's Kingspan snaps up US outfit for €60 million
The Irish giant is expected to target the US market aggressively after the deal.
# Big Mac
Mick McCarthy signs new three-year deal as Ipswich manager
The former Ireland boss will be staying at Portman Road until 2017.
# Deal
Apple buys Dr Dre's Beats for $3 billion in bid to boost online music presence
The deal, the equivalent of €2.21 billion, is Apple’s largest acquisition ever.
# Dominant
BT Sport secure naming rights for Murrayfield in latest sponsorship move
The Scottish Rugby Union has declared this a ‘momentous’ day after sealing the multi-million pound contract.
# Deal
Engage with your energy supplier and you won't be cut off
That’s the guarantee under a new code of practice providers have signed up to.
# tweaks
Microsoft will finally complete its Nokia deal this week, but there are a few changes
The €5.4 billion deal was originally supposed to be completed a month ago but was delayed as Microsoft waited for regulatory authorities in Asia to approve the deal.
# crisis
Russian ambassador on Ukraine: 'If my grandma had a beard, she would have been my grandpa'
Maxim Peshkov said that his country has received no calls from eastern regions to allow them to join the Russian Fedration.
# Reaction
TV3 disappointed with GAA's 'preference for a pay television strategy'
The GAA, meanwhile, have defended the decision, arguing that it’s not primarily financially motivated.
# Winding down
90 per cent of IBRC's loan book has now been sold, following 'Project Stone' deal
Deals have been done on two huge batches of loans: ‘Project Stone’ which is worth over €9 billion, and ‘Project Sand’ worth almost €2 billion.
# bust banks
"End to the era of massive bailouts" as EU reaches deal to complete banking union
MEPs now say that a problem bank can be closed down in the space of a weekend to avoid markets turmoil on a Monday.
# Mortgage
AIB writes off €150k to allow family stay in home
The deal was negotiated on the family’s behalf by the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation.
# crisis
Ukraine MPs fail to strike deal to weaken president's powers
In parliament, protest leader Vitali Klitschko – a former world champion boxer – called for an end to the ‘dictatorship”.
# Done Deal
Mayo GAA happy that Elverys Sports sponsorship safe after company secure 650 jobs
The company had been placed in receivership before then being acquired by the company’s management team.
# ch-ching
Google to buy Nest for $3.2 billion in cash
The co-founder of Nest said that any data provided by customers will only be used for its products and services and not shared with Google.
# 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.
# Protests
"America stands with you," John McCain tells Ukraine protesters
The EU has suspended historic partnership talks with Ukraine today as 200,000 protesters gathered in Kiev.
# Retail
Penneys staff vote for 3 per cent pay increase deal
Mandate said the deal includes the abolition of the under-18 rate of pay at the Irish store.
# Sanctions
Israel blasts Iran nuclear deal as a 'historic mistake'
It follows the easing economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for steps to curb its nuclear programme.
# 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.
# Nuclear
Obama: Iran nuclear deal 'an important first step'
Obama said in a statement that the announcement “achieves a great deal”.
# Deal
Aer Lingus crew at Shannon Airport back LRC deal in staffing dispute
The deal will see five crew operating the new smaller transatlantic services with a review of operations due next summer.
# Training
Wexford company to train 1,000 construction workers in Nigeria
The partnership deal is worth €3 million over three years.
# Alcohol Abuse
Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed
But the government has kicked plans to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport into the long grass.
# Deal
Fines of €650k for hospitals in breach of doctors' working hours
Managers will also face sanctions if they do not comply with the new rules.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everybody’s talking about Malala, murder in Belfast and Priory Hall agreement.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everybody’s talking about Priory Hall, breaches in patient data and Gerry Adams.