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# Negotiations

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# kerfuffle
Sky News anchor to Coveney: 'Do you think that this week's kerfuffle has been necessary? Do you feel guilty?'
Coveney was speaking to Adam Boulton after this morning’s Brexit deal.
# Brexit
Leo's 'surprise and disappointment' as no deal reached on the question of the Irish border
The DUP said it wouldn’t accept Northern Ireland having a different deal to the rest of the UK.
# Negotiations
European Commission chief Donald Tusk to meet Varadkar in Brexit crunch talks today
The UK wants to progress negotiations to the next stage but the EU isn’t satisfied.
# Brexit
The Irish border remains a major sticking point in Brexit talks
The UK wants to progress negotiations to the next stage.
# Negotiations
Ryanair pilot criticises negotiations in letter to Michael O'Leary
Dublin-based Captain Imelda Comer hand delivered the letter to Ryanair management yesterday.
# not so hard border
Labour's major policy shift on Brexit hailed as a 'welcome development' for Ireland
The party wants to remain in the market for “a transitional period”.
# Northern Ireland
Deadline missed: No deal reached in Stormont talks
The power-sharing assembly has been vacant since January.
# special freedoms
Brexit: EU citizens in UK will have to join special register, but rules won't apply to Irish
The UK prime minister announced a set of proposals for EU citizens following Brexit.
# United we stand
DUP signs £1 billion deal to prop up Theresa May's government
Jeremy Corbyn has questioned where the money is coming from.
# a messy divorce
'It has taken more time today than anything else': Ireland the hot topic on day 1 of Brexit talks
Today was the first day of Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU.
# Brexit stage left
Here's what Ireland's Brexit strategy for the next two years looks like
Focusing on Ireland’s ‘unique concerns’ is the order of the day in the government’s new strategy document.
# be grand
Theresa May dismisses rumours Brexit meeting with EU chief went badly as "Brussels gossip"
Rumours abound that Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker is deeply pessimistic regarding May’s alleged hardline attitude towards Brexit talks.
# Industrial Dispute
Unions accuse Bus Éireann of 'seeking to collapse talks' around averting strike
A strike action scheduled for today was cancelled after a breakthrough at the WRC last Wednesday.
# Trading Places
'The UK says it needs 50 new trade agreements straight away... Is that doable?'
Theresa May’s government has 24 months to negotiate them – on top of the day jobs.
# hard sell
Marseille fail to reach Payet deal as West Ham demand €34 million
The Ligue 1 side’s president Jacques-Henri Eyraud is believed to have travelled to London on Monday.
# Negotiations
'Future of Irish-Egyptian relations rests on Ibrahim Halawa decision': Ceann Comhairle
A delegation of eight Irish TDs are in Egypt to try and negotiate Halawa’s release.
# Resignation
British ambassador to EU criticises 'muddled thinking' in Brexit negotiations following resignation
Sir Ivan Rogers unexpectedly announced his resignation yesterday.
# Syrian civil war
Reports that "prominent" Al-Qaeda leader killed in US airstrike
The announcement came as the US and Russia called off ceasefire talks.
# Countdown
Pound sterling drops to 3 year low as March deadline set on Brexit
Theresa May announced that Britain will trigger Brexit negotiations by the end of March
# Negotiations
Man United on the verge of sealing £30 million-plus Mourinho deal
Confirmation of the move is being held up by image rights, according to reports.
# Captain Fantastic
Chelsea offer John Terry new one-year deal
The club legend’s future has been the source of much speculation in recent months.
# shine a light
Greenpeace leaks secret TTIP files, attacks "transfer of power from people to big business"
Irish MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said today that the leaked documents showed “exactly why the negotiations need to be out in the open”.
# route 66
Day 66: Talks continue but Independents warn not to expect a government this week
Independent Alliance TD Michael Fitzmaurice said that the prospect of reaching a deal this week “would be pushing it”.
# on and on
No deal yet: Fianna Fáil say they're going back in to discuss homelessness
Day 63. Still no government.
# Luas
Siptu isn't happy that Transdev's top boss came from the UK but didn't meet workers
More work stoppage are scheduled for this weekend.
# On track
"There's a long way to go" - crisis Luas talks taking place ahead of Patrick's Day stoppage
Luas operator Transdev’s climbdown last night regarding the provision of emergency buses on 17 March has paved the way for the latest round of talks.
# contract season
'The IRFU have done some sterling work to keep them in euros' - Schmidt
The Ireland head coach is relieved to see the back of the re-contracting period of the season.
# Embarrassing
'I have a free schedule': Spain's PM tricked into negotiations by radio show impersonator
“This is not very serious…”
# Contracts
Leinster's Easterby happy to work with IRFU and Nucifora on transfer targets
Guy Easterby believes Leinster can be competitive in the market.
# Long Time Coming
Explainer: The Iran nuclear deal - what's in it, and why we should care
A landmark deal has been struck that will prohibit Iran developing a nuclear bomb.
# Not Cheap
Anyone need a right back? Dani Alves' wage demands move him closer to Barcelona exit
The Brazilian’s agent says he already has a three-year contract on the table from another club.
Bose delays closure of Monaghan plant as talks on 140 workers continue
The plant will now close in June, giving unions an extra two months to settle on redundancy for the 140 staff members.
# ooo-pa
Greek approach "precisely what this government did", says Tánaiste
The Tánaiste has welcomed Greece’s move to “renegotiate rather than repudiate”.
# Future
Van Persie casts doubt over Manchester United future
The Dutchman’s current contract expires in 2016.
# Stormont
"Substantial progress" in Northern Ireland talks - but Adams not confident they'll wrap up soon
The talks are on a break, and will resume on Monday.
# Negotiations
'We want to keep him' - Munster keen to secure Hanrahan's future
Head coach Anthony Foley says ‘everybody who’s seen JJ play understands the quality of player he is’.
# wallet ninja
This 20-year-old inventor owns a Chinese factory
He’s the founder of Vante Toys.
# Negotiations
Rodgers adamant Sterling will sign new deal
After securing Daniel Sturridge, the Liverpool boss thinks his prized winger will also commit to the club.
# deal on the table
Greyhound pledges to reduce 35% pay cut and offers workers redundancy
The workers will have to vote on the proposals next week.