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# Discussions

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# Discussions
Arsenal in talks to bring Real Madrid playmaker Odegaard back on permanent deal
Meanwhile, the Gunners are set to face newly-promoted Brentford without their star forwards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette tonight.
# Negotiations
Munster hopeful of holding onto 'majority' of players as contract talks continue
A raft of senior players’ contracts are due to expire at the end of the current season.
# Discussions
Six Nations to meet French authorities but hopeful of playing as planned
The championship is due to kick off in four weekends’ time.
# Discussions
Mick McCarthy in line to take over at Cypriot side APOEL
The 61-year-old has been out of work since parting ways with the FAI in April.
# Discussions
Arsenal keen to extend on-loan Real Madrid midfielder's stay
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta says Dani Ceballos has become a ‘really important player’ this season.
# Finances
World Rugby confirms €92 million relief fund for ailing unions
Meanwhile, current talks over the 2020 calendar could lead to ‘long-term reform’ of the sport.
# Discussions
EPCR say Club World Cup could 'complement' Champions Cup
The Champions Cup organisers have said that a global club tournament is already under consideration.
# beef talks
Meat Industry Ireland pulls out of beef talks over ongoing blockades
Talks between beef farmers, the Department of Agriculture and MII resumed this morning as protests continue.
# transfer talks
Barcelona officials in Paris to discuss Neymar-Coutinho deal - Reports
Two of Europe’s superpowers are looking to do some major business before the window shuts next month.
# making a date
Varadkar and Johnson to meet to discuss Brexit (but we're not sure when)
It comes after Varadkar and Johnson spoke over the phone about two weeks ago.
# Discussions
World Rugby calls meeting in Dublin after backlash around World League
The governing body’s chairman, Bill Beaumont, will meet representatives of the tier one nations, as well as Japan and Fiji.
# Discussions
Mick McCarthy and Robbie Keane 'had a really good meeting' with Declan Rice over international future
The talented 19-year-old West Ham midfielder has spoken with the new Irish management setup.
# Swiping right
Man United in discussions with Tinder over £12m-a-year sleeve sponsorship
The popular dating app could be set to appear on the Premier League’s shirt, according to a report.
# Pastures new
Bad news for Preston's Irish contingent? Boss Grayson takes over at Sunderland
Sean Maguire is set to join five other Irishmen at Preston next month.
# Article 26
Michael D calls in Council of State over law that was rushed through the Dáil
Michael D Higgins could now refer the International Protection Bill to the Supreme Court.
# 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.’
# Conflict
Seanad called on to have 'meaningful' impact with its Gaza debate today
The senators will also debate the crisis in Ukraine – although some members of the Seanad are on holidays.
# Discussions
Barcelona set for talks with Liverpool over Suarez deal - reports
The Uruguayan striker could soon be on his way to La Liga according to widespread reports.
# Discussions
Google in talks with auto makers to bring its self-driving cars to market
Although it’s likely it will be another six years before such vehicles are released to the public.
# Brussels
EU foreign ministers to consider third tier of sanctions against Russia
The Foreign Affairs Council are meeting today where the Ukraine crisis is the main topic on the agenda.
# Dispute
'Urgent discussions' between drivers and Irish Rail over DART disruption
Irish Rail has said that additional peak capacity will be restored on its services this evening.
# tensions
Rival Koreas hold first talks in two years
The talks were to set up a high-level meeting in Seoul after months of tensions.
Voices
Column: The G8 summit could have huge economic benefits for Ireland – if it goes well
Using the summit as an opportunity to vent frustrations with protests could be damaging and will only distract the international media from the many positives of Ireland’s recovery, writes Samuel Brazys.
# Taoiseach
Kenny to discuss economic recovery with Greek Prime Minister
The short trip comes a day after the Taoiseach’s comments on Ireland not giving special tax deals.
# Health
Minister Reilly announces 'landmark' €400 million drug deal
The Health Minister congratulated all parties involved in the intense negotiations.