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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Negotiations

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# Big Money
Ticketmaster delaying refunds process as Garth Brooks situation 'still ongoing'
However the Environment Minister said he’s not going down the road of emergency legislation.
# In no hurry
Why is it taking longer than expected to announce the Cabinet reshuffle?
Analysis: Sources on all sides of the talks between Enda Kenny and Joan Burton insist there is nothing untoward about the delay.
# stand off
End in sight? Paris Bakery workers to meet with boss today
The workers will sit down with one of the two owners of the company today about wages they are owed.
# Unpaid wages
'We can't pay our bills with promises'
Workers at Paris Bakery are into their second day at the sit-in outside the Dublin bakery.
Opinion: In Northern Ireland, we are literally lurching from crisis to crisis
David McCann says now is the time for action from Dublin and London who should intervene and assist political leaders in Northern Ireland.
# grounded
Talks about airport workers' pensions 'moving to more intensive phase'
This follows the halting of a strike that was planned for last Friday.
# Negotiations
Amazon could be planning to launch its own music streaming service
The eCommerce giant is said to be in talks with record labels about launching a music streaming service on its site.
# Children
IMO wants "real negotiations" on free GP care
Doctors held a ‘mass briefing’ for parliamentarians throughout today.
# negotiating table
Strike on the way? Irish Rail workers to vote on cuts
SIPTU workers are to start voting on whether or not to accept LRC proposals aimed at saving money for the company.
# sale talk
Sell Mount Carmel and save jobs, urges SIPTU
SIPTU is set to meet with the liquidators of the hospital tomorrow, and is calling on them to negotiate with possible buyers.
# Peace Talks
Dictatorship to democracy: Syrian opposition wants Assad to leave power
Opposition forces wants a transitional government to be formed, but Assad’s regime says his role in not up for debate.
# Let's talk
Both sides in the same room for Syrian peace talks in Geneva today
Yesterday UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi shuttled between two rooms as each delegation were set apart.
# no peace
Rough start to Syria talks as both sides dig in but have yet to meet
Syrian officials branded the opposition as traitors and insisted Assad will not give up power.
# contract countdown
Dave Kearney contract options still 'up in the air'
The Leinster wing is another international who has yet to commit his future to his native province.
# toulon tank
Sean O'Brien in France as contract negotiations drag on
Picturesque Nice is the flanker’s destination this weekend.
# draft deal
SF tells Unionists to make up their mind about Haass proposals
Negotiations on a number of contentious issues ended earlier this week but it’s still not clear whether it will be accepted by all five parties in the Northern Ireland Executive.
# Negotiations
"This is a compromise" - Adams urges parties to accept Haass agreement
The Sinn Féin leader has called on all parties to “grasp the opportunity” and reach a deal on contentious issues.
# Deadline Day
'Today is the last day in Belfast. Hope leaders seize it' - Haass urges progress as deadline looms
The final day of negotiations began at 10am this morning.
# Negotiations
O’Brien and Heaslip ‘need to make a decision’ – O’Connor
The Leinster back row pairing’s futures remain unresolved as the IRFU attempts to beat off the advances of Top 14 clubs.
# Wikileaks
Wikileaks publishes draft from free-trade agreement under secretive negotiations
The chapter published today constrains proposals for major changes to intellectual property rights laws in the states involved.
# Negotiations
Baraclough: Contract talk on hold until after cup celebrations
Sligo Rovers manager is, like a lot of his players, out of contract following yesterday’s dramatic cup win.
# Kidnapping
French hostages released after three years return to France
The four men were kidnapped in 2010 by the North African wing of al-Qaida.
# nukes
Negotiators arrive at UN for crucial talks on Iran's nuclear plan
Israel and the West say Iran’s nuclear programme is aimed at developing an atomic bomb, but Tehran says it is for peaceful purposes only.
# Hospitals
"Be prepared" - Doctors get ready to go on strike
Doctors and the HSE met today to talk about contingency plans if doctors do strike from next month – but the doctors aren’t happy.
# transfer talks
'Fabregas negotiations are ongoing' - Moyes
The Manchester United boss claims they are still trying to sign their main midfield target.
# EU Budget
Gilmore praised for taking "political risks"
Alain Lamassoure said that he will defend the EU budget agreement.
# Negotiations
Tánaiste reaches agreement on EU's €960 billion budget
Eamon Gilmore said that the agreement will be presented to member states next Tuesday.
Column: Here's why the farmers are protesting on the streets of Ireland
The Irish agricultural sector supports 300,000 jobs and €9 billon in exports, but the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) proposals will inflict serious damage on thousands of farmers, writes Niall Madigan.
Column: The Haddington Road deal is just the same as the last, with a few tweaks
Instead of uniting against this draconian piece of legislation, the unions are operating under a ‘me fein’ attitude that will help no one, writes Kieran Allen.
# Farming
Minister 'energised and determined' to get good deal for Irish farmers
EU agricultures ministers are meeting at Dublin Castle this morning for further discussions on CAP reforms, while members of the Irish Farmers’ Association plan to protest in the city today.
# Public Sector Pay
Haddington Road deal may not be constitutional, says union
The Irish Federation of University Teachers says it has hired a senior barrister to examine the constitutionality of the proposed deal to see if it can be challenged in the courts.
# Public Sector
Brian Hayes: 'Unions who reject new public pay deal will face harsher cuts'
Negotiations have “concluded” on the Haddington Road deal, said the junior finance minister, adding less favourable conditions will apply to those unions who reject it.
# Fishing
Coveney makes "major step" for Irish fishermen
The Minister for Agriculture has said that final negotiations on the Common Fisheries Policy are to begin soon.
# Bus Eireann
Gilmore: Negotiated settlement on Bus Éireann in best interests of everyone
The Tánaiste was speaking after strike action at the transport company was postponed in order to facilitate talks between unions and management.
# water woes
It's off: Strike deferred at Dublin water plant
SIPTU members at the Shanganagh plant said employers didn’t recognise the trade union – but the plant management rejected the claim.
# Afghanistan
Taliban are in 'daily' talks with the US, says president
Afgahnistan president Hamid Karzai criticised the Taliban for holding the talks at the same time as they carry out suicide attacks that kill civilians and children.
Column: In comparison to public sector workers in the US, Irish frontline workers are poorly paid
New recruits to frontline services in Boston can be paid three times more than what the Irish government has sought to establish as the new starting salary for public service workers. Larry Donnelly discusses the reasons for the disparity in salaries.
# Farmers
Coveney says farmers' association wants to keep the status quo
The Minister was speaking about proposed CAP payment reforms.
# Aer Lingus
SIPTU welcomes recommendation by Labour Court on Aer Lingus pension dispute
SIPTU said it was still opposed to any attempt by the airline to seek ‘cost offsetting measures’ in return for meeting its responsibility to properly fund the pensions scheme.