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# Talks

Last month
January 2023
# Talks
Ireland chief scout Stephen Rice in frame for Swindon Town job
The League Two side will hold talks with the 38-year-old as boss Stephen Kenny faces prospect of losing valued staff member.
Last year
2022
# Negotiations
Ukraine and Russia agree to create evacuation corridors in second round of talks
The talks between the Russian and Ukrainian officials took place on the Poland-Belarus border.
# protection
EU agrees to offer Ukraine refugees temporary right to live and work in member states
The decision allows people fleeing the war to obtain a residence permit in the EU and opens their access to education and the labour market.
# Talks
Abramovich spokesperson: Chelsea chief speaking with Ukraine in attempt to broker peace
The 55-year-old handed “stewardship and care” of Chelsea to the club foundation’s trustees on Saturday.
# Moscow
Russia agrees to talk to US and UK amid growing tensions over Ukraine
There are fears that Russia will invade Ukraine after Moscow massed tens of thousands of troops at the border.
# Ukraine
US warns Russia of risk of 'confrontation,' ahead of Ukraine talks
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has insisted that talks will yield no progress so long as Russia has a “gun to Ukraine’s head”.
# Ukraine
NATO says 'real' risk of Ukraine attack as readies Russia talks
High-ranking officials from the United States and Russia are set to hold talks in Geneva on Monday.
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# rising tensions
US-Russia talks on security, Ukraine to be held on 10 January in Geneva
It comes after Moscow demanded that NATO deny membership to Ukraine and other former Soviet countries.
# Talks
Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
The American government says this will not amount to recognition of Afghanistan’s new rulers.
# Afghanistan
Taliban ‘will not work with US to contain Islamic State’
The US delegation will meet this weekend in the Qatari capital Doha.
# tent talks
Government to ‘engage’ with Electric Picnic festival organisers
The Cabinet Covid-19 sub-committee met today to discuss the next steps in the easing of restrictions.
# Northern Ireland
Taoiseach raises 'serious concerns' with Boris Johnson over British government's proposals on legacy issues
The Taoiseach said the UK Government’s statements on the NI Protocol, to be made at Westminster tomorrow, would be carefully considered.
# manager search
Celtic's move to bring in Eddie Howe breaks down
It is believed the former Bournemouth boss will not be joining the Glasgow giants as he is unable to assemble the backroom team he wants.
# Addition
Munster set to sign South African lock Jenkins ahead of next season
The 25-year-old won his single Springboks cap back in 2018.
# Talks
Kenny holds 'positive' meeting with FAI chief Owens amid video fallout
There is no suggestion Kenny’s job is under threat.
# Hope
Coveney says post-Brexit trade deal ‘likely but will not be easy’
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said talks between the EU and UK are in a ‘very serious zone’.
# Endgame
Brexit: EU and UK to kickstart 'intensive' talks on trade deal with deadline looming
The key issues of contention remain fishing rights, the governance of any deal and the “level playing field” aimed at preventing unfair competition.
# Deal or no deal
Boris Johnson holds last-minute Brexit talks with Macron
Johnson spoke with the French leader by phone today.
# Friday Night Lights
Eyes on February election as Varadkar schedules parliamentary party meeting for Friday
Will Leo cut and run?
# Talks
Coveney urges all sides in Stormont talks to show generosity
The parties have until a January 13 deadline to strike a deal to revive devolution.
# Let's Get Together
Taoiseach says he'll meet Micheál Martin for new year talks about keeping this government going
Leo Varadkar says he will reply to the Fianna Fail leader’s letter next week.
# talk to me
Minister for Agriculture has met representatives from both sides of the beef dispute
It comes after talks between both parties broke down earlier this week.
# Javad Zarif
Iran's foreign minister makes surprise G7 summit visit
Flight-tracking websites showed a plane travelling from Tehran to Biarritz.
# Talks
Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'
Johnson will seek to convince the German Chancellor to renegotiate elements of the Brexit deal.
# High Court
Ryanair seeks injunction from High Court to prevent pilot strike from going ahead
Pilots are due to strike for 48 hours from 22 August.
# beef talks
'Dominant' retailers must join beef protest negotiations, says IFA
Talks will take place today with the Beef Plan Movement.
# Talks
Spurs' new stadium in running to host Joshua-Ruiz rematch
Anthony Joshua is keen for a re-run at Madison Square Garden, but Eddie Hearn believes he should take home advantage.
# In The Mix
Former England coach Rowntree in talks with van Graan's Munster
The 48-year-old is currently part of the Georgia coaching staff ahead of the World Cup.
# Brexit
Labour's Corbyn says Brexit talks have 'gone as far as they can'
Downing Street has confirmed there will be no further talks.
# new talks
Fresh talks hope to revive power-sharing ... but marriage equality remains a major stumbling block
Sinn Féin has called on the UK and Irish governments to step in and take the reins if the new round of talks fail.
# Court
High Court proceedings brought against Sinéad O'Connor by former manager are resolved
Talks took place between the parties before the hearing was at commence.
# Let's talk
Taoiseach says confidence and supply deal can be done by the Halloween break
Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin had a ‘pleasant’ conversation on the phone this evening.
# Deal or no deal
Barnier warns of no deal Brexit as pace of talks to intensify in coming weeks
The two sides have just a few months before an agreement on Britain’s divorce from the EU.
# confidential location
Pilots to meet with Ryanair management on Wednesday as strike planned for Thursday
The union expects that Thursday’s scheduled industrial action will go ahead.
# fast friends
Trump sends Pompeo back to North Korea to flesh out nuclear disarmament promise
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will also hold talks on the crisis with Japan and South Korea.
# Europe
Italy passes sea rescue of 1,000 to Libya as EU nations hold informal talks on migration
Migration across the Mediterranean Sea is down sharply from last year but it is dominating Europe’s political agenda.
# door open
'We'll talk to all parties': Sinn Féin amends motion stating it can only go into power with left-wing parties
Sinn Féin says it is ready to ‘step up’ and enter government after the next election.
# in a room
'You had the unionist guy saying to the Tory - 'you're not understanding what Sinn Féin is saying''
Years before the Good Friday Agreement, politicians came together at Glencree for unofficial, trust-building talks.
# Nuclear Talks
Trump to hold historic first meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un
The meeting is expected to happen before the end of May.
# Dinner Host
North Korea's Kim Jong-un plays host to South Korean envoys for historic talks
It is the first time the North Korean leader has met with officials from the South since taking office in 2011.