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#Talks

# talks - Friday 1 December, 2017

'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk
# Countdown
# Countdown

'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk

Dec 1st 2017, 5:35 PM 30,634 Views 140 Comments

Ireland will be consulted on any offer put forward by the UK.

# talks - Monday 27 November, 2017

'We're doing everything we can': Crunch talks to take place this evening to avert a snap election
# Maurice McCabe
# Maurice McCabe

'We're doing everything we can': Crunch talks to take place this evening to avert a snap election

Nov 27th 2017, 1:38 PM 22,966 Views 162 Comments

The Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader are meeting again today as efforts continue to avoid a general election.

# talks - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Arlene Foster says Sinn Féin's 'glorification of terrorism' isn't helpful
# Stumbling Blocks
# Stumbling Blocks

Arlene Foster says Sinn Féin's 'glorification of terrorism' isn't helpful

Nov 21st 2017, 4:27 PM 20,186 Views 147 Comments

Gerry Adams rejected the assertion of the DUP leader.

# talks - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Direct rule or not, Northern Ireland's budget will be passed in Westminster
# Executive Decisions
# Executive Decisions

Direct rule or not, Northern Ireland's budget will be passed in Westminster

Nov 1st 2017, 2:32 PM 11,317 Views 130 Comments

It comes after the failure of the DUP and Sinn Féin to reach a deal.

# talks - Friday 20 October, 2017

Leo: 'I am going to miss the UK when they leave the EU'
# This Is Getting Serious
# This Is Getting Serious

Leo: 'I am going to miss the UK when they leave the EU'

Oct 20th 2017, 12:35 PM 13,958 Views 72 Comments

Leo Varadkar somberly acknowledged that Ireland is going to miss the UK’s support.

# talks - Monday 7 August, 2017

US tells North Korea: 'Stop missile tests if you want to talk'
# Come To The Table
# Come To The Table

US tells North Korea: 'Stop missile tests if you want to talk'

Aug 7th 2017, 7:51 AM 7,552 Views 19 Comments

The UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously approved a US-drafted sanctions package over the weekend.

# talks - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Leo Varadkar to attend Belfast Pride event, but he won't attend the parade
# No Compromise
# No Compromise

Leo Varadkar to attend Belfast Pride event, but he won't attend the parade

Aug 1st 2017, 2:30 PM 18,185 Views 99 Comments

The Taoiseach says he wants to express his support for equality for all in Northern Ireland.

# talks - Saturday 8 July, 2017

The DUP and Sinn Féin are taking a hiatus for the summer - so when will a deal be done?
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

The DUP and Sinn Féin are taking a hiatus for the summer - so when will a deal be done?

Jul 8th 2017, 6:20 AM 6,744 Views 31 Comments

Yet again, both parties failed to reach agreement this week that would restore power-sharing in the North.

# talks - Monday 19 June, 2017

'It has taken more time today than anything else': Ireland the hot topic on day 1 of Brexit talks
# A Messy Divorce
# A Messy Divorce

'It has taken more time today than anything else': Ireland the hot topic on day 1 of Brexit talks

Jun 19th 2017, 6:16 PM 17,571 Views 46 Comments

Today was the first day of Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU.

# talks - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

CPA members vote for secondary football championship ahead of talks with GAA
# The Survey Says
From The42
# The Survey Says

CPA members vote for secondary football championship ahead of talks with GAA

May 3rd 2017, 12:05 AM 4,175 Views 6 Comments

The organisation conducted a survey over the weekend.

# talks - Monday 10 April, 2017

Bus Éireann strike: 'All sides committed to conclusion in next 24 hours'
# END IN SIGHT
# END IN SIGHT

Bus Éireann strike: 'All sides committed to conclusion in next 24 hours'

Apr 10th 2017, 7:26 AM 19,307 Views 34 Comments

All sides will be back around the table at the WRC at around 10am.

# talks - Saturday 8 April, 2017

Talks aimed at ending two-week Bus Éireann strike to continue
# Back To The Table
# Back To The Table

Talks aimed at ending two-week Bus Éireann strike to continue

Apr 8th 2017, 9:35 AM 12,791 Views 36 Comments

In Cork, Limerick and Galway, the strike is being described as hugely damaging.

# talks - Tuesday 14 February, 2017

What on earth is Project Black? And why are Irish unions so worried about it?
# Black And Blue
# Black And Blue

What on earth is Project Black? And why are Irish unions so worried about it?

Feb 14th 2017, 12:01 AM 51,136 Views 98 Comments

Ahead of today’s projected strike in eight stores, Tesco’s controversial Project Black has the unions’ hackles up.

# talks - Monday 16 January, 2017

Gerry Adams says Stormont collapse is not a threat to the peace process
# Snap Election
# Snap Election

Gerry Adams says Stormont collapse is not a threat to the peace process

Jan 16th 2017, 2:11 PM 8,921 Views 77 Comments

Adams said he does not think the Taoiseach has “good instincts” when it comes to dealing with these issues.

# talks - Thursday 3 November, 2016

No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike
# Deadlock
# Deadlock

No movement in teachers' pay discussions ahead of next week's strike

Nov 3rd 2016, 5:58 PM 23,940 Views 79 Comments

The gardaí are not the only public servants who are currently locked in talks.

# talks - Monday 31 October, 2016

Garda sergeants and inspectors accuse Government of spreading misinformation
# Dispute
# Dispute

Garda sergeants and inspectors accuse Government of spreading misinformation

Oct 31st 2016, 8:05 AM 12,083 Views 64 Comments

The Government is expected to being a proposal document to talks with GRA when the two sides meet later today.

# talks - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

"Everybody's patience with Russia has run out" - America abandons Syrian talks
# Aleppo
# Aleppo

"Everybody's patience with Russia has run out" - America abandons Syrian talks

Oct 4th 2016, 7:25 AM 11,229 Views 76 Comments

The Russian response was just as stark.

# talks - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Strike at Dublin Bus called off for today ... but what about the 11 other days in October?
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Strike at Dublin Bus called off for today ... but what about the 11 other days in October?

Sep 27th 2016, 8:15 AM 19,820 Views 38 Comments

A planned strike for this coming Saturday is still on the cards.

# talks - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Man United on the verge of sealing £30 million-plus Mourinho deal
# Negotiations
From The42
# Negotiations

Man United on the verge of sealing £30 million-plus Mourinho deal

May 25th 2016, 12:20 PM 26,164 Views 73 Comments

Confirmation of the move is being held up by image rights, according to reports.

# talks - Friday 29 April, 2016

We almost have a government: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed a deal
# They're Back
# They're Back

We almost have a government: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have agreed a deal

Apr 29th 2016, 6:49 PM 84,108 Views 303 Comments

The two parties have finally reached an agreement on forming a minority government.

No deal yet: Fianna Fáil say they're going back in to discuss homelessness
# On And On
# On And On

No deal yet: Fianna Fáil say they're going back in to discuss homelessness

Apr 29th 2016, 5:10 PM 19,047 Views 131 Comments

Day 63. Still no government.

# talks - Monday 25 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil says suspending water charges for six to nine months is not viable
# Another 48 Hours
# Another 48 Hours

Fianna Fáil says suspending water charges for six to nine months is not viable

Apr 25th 2016, 11:55 PM 37,501 Views 213 Comments

Talks on forming a government have ended without an agreement – again

# talks - Friday 22 April, 2016

It looks like we might have a breakthrough in the Luas dispute
# Luas Dispute
# Luas Dispute

It looks like we might have a breakthrough in the Luas dispute

Apr 22nd 2016, 1:47 PM 18,639 Views 56 Comments

The non-driver grade are being balloted on a new proposal this weekend.

# talks - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael finish talks for the evening, but no deal yet on Irish Water
# Under Pressure
# Under Pressure

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael finish talks for the evening, but no deal yet on Irish Water

Apr 21st 2016, 7:20 PM 47,706 Views 300 Comments

Things are not as ‘hunk dory’ as some might believe, said Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen.

# talks - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Apr 20th 2016, 11:00 PM 19,041 Views 0 Comments

Anders Behring Breivik, the death of Victoria Wood and the ongoing government talks had people talking today.

Talks over for the night as water remains sticking point between parties
# Day 54
# Day 54

Talks over for the night as water remains sticking point between parties

Apr 20th 2016, 10:30 PM 42,977 Views 189 Comments

The Dáil brushed off a water charges debate today and voted to talk about Brexit for 8 hours.

# talks - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

The power of the independent TDs: "I'd like to see how far they get without us"
# No White Smoke
# No White Smoke

The power of the independent TDs: "I'd like to see how far they get without us"

Apr 13th 2016, 10:55 PM 29,242 Views 90 Comments

The independent TDs have wish-lists on issues such as health and housing – and they’re standing firm on them.

# talks - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Keeping schtum: What happens in the room is staying in the room
# No White Smoke
# No White Smoke

Keeping schtum: What happens in the room is staying in the room

Apr 12th 2016, 7:00 PM 12,701 Views 19 Comments

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are still talking.

# talks - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Why this TD won't be selling his soul to stop a second election
# Donegal Says No
# Donegal Says No

Why this TD won't be selling his soul to stop a second election

Apr 6th 2016, 8:30 PM 20,069 Views 28 Comments

Thomas Pringle told us why he hasn’t entertained talks with Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil.

# talks - Monday 4 April, 2016

Some people aren't at all happy about this tweet from Leo Varadkar
# Election 2016.2
# Election 2016.2

Some people aren't at all happy about this tweet from Leo Varadkar

Apr 4th 2016, 10:44 AM 46,509 Views 72 Comments

The Health Minister has been accused of undermining Fine Gael’s ongoing government talks with independents.

# talks - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

Irish Rail postpones its plans for 10-minute Darts
# Rollback
# Rollback

Irish Rail postpones its plans for 10-minute Darts

Mar 30th 2016, 9:27 AM 17,009 Views 130 Comments

The company said it was due to the “intransigence” of unions.

# talks - Monday 14 March, 2016

Talks aim to avert Dart stoppages after drivers back strike over 10-minute service
# Roster Row
# Roster Row

Talks aim to avert Dart stoppages after drivers back strike over 10-minute service

Mar 14th 2016, 11:57 AM 13,897 Views 62 Comments

The two sides of the dispute disagree over whether plans for a more frequent service constitute a productivity issue.

# talks - Monday 2 November, 2015

A controversial Fianna Fáil candidate won't talk about her talks with Renua
# Silence
# Silence

A controversial Fianna Fáil candidate won't talk about her talks with Renua

Nov 2nd 2015, 1:33 PM 14,147 Views 35 Comments

Connie Gerety Quinn held talks with Renua about joining the party earlier this year, it is understood.

# talks - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Accommodation for Carrickmines survivors found - but NOT in Rockville Drive
# Temporary
# Temporary

Accommodation for Carrickmines survivors found - but NOT in Rockville Drive

Oct 21st 2015, 5:09 PM 25,970 Views 139 Comments

They will be housed in a car park adjacent to Ballyogan Works Depot.

# talks - Saturday 22 August, 2015

How the North and South Korea talks were sparked by loudspeakers blaring propaganda
# This Means War
# This Means War

How the North and South Korea talks were sparked by loudspeakers blaring propaganda

Aug 22nd 2015, 7:25 PM 13,952 Views 26 Comments

South Korea has been blasting pop music and news from the outside world across the border.

# talks - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Greece has reached a deal with its lenders. Here's what it means
# Bailout
# Bailout

Greece has reached a deal with its lenders. Here's what it means

Aug 11th 2015, 7:54 AM 15,469 Views 89 Comments

After night long talks with bailout negotiators at a central Athens hotel, the new multibillion-euro bailout deal has been closed.

# talks - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Merkel turns the screw as Greece faces intense pressure to accept tough reforms and austerity measures
# Do As We Say
# Do As We Say

Merkel turns the screw as Greece faces intense pressure to accept tough reforms and austerity measures

Jul 12th 2015, 9:20 PM 55,530 Views 173 Comments

Tonight’s talks have been described as a “mental waterboarding” of the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

# talks - Monday 11 May, 2015

Can talks prevent the next bus strike, or is the situation 'out of control'?
# Tenders
# Tenders

Can talks prevent the next bus strike, or is the situation 'out of control'?

May 11th 2015, 7:45 AM 20,480 Views 70 Comments

Further talks between unions and management are due to be held today.

# talks - Thursday 16 April, 2015

IRFU confirm new contract talks with Joe Schmidt
# Talks
From The42
# Talks

IRFU confirm new contract talks with Joe Schmidt

Apr 16th 2015, 8:15 AM 11,822 Views 50 Comments

The organisation is keen to get the Kiwi signed on before the World Cup.

# talks - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you
# Trolley Watch
# Trolley Watch

Leo understands the distress that hospital overcrowding causes you

Apr 11th 2015, 5:39 PM 10,062 Views 47 Comments

He said that he isn’t “trying to make out everything is rosy in the garden” of the Irish health service