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#Talks

# talks - Sunday 8 March, 2015

'Government has an open mind about the sale of Aer Lingus' - Simon Harris
# Talks
# Talks

'Government has an open mind about the sale of Aer Lingus' - Simon Harris

Mar 8th 2015, 3:10 PM 5,546 Views 43 Comments

Harris said the Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe is pushing for finality on the issue in the coming weeks.

# talks - Monday 16 February, 2015

Greece: 'We will not be blackmailed into a bailout extension'
# Absurd Offer
# Absurd Offer

Greece: 'We will not be blackmailed into a bailout extension'

Feb 16th 2015, 8:51 PM 15,512 Views 203 Comments

Talks on the country’s bailout programme are, again, going no where.

Greece is two weeks away from running out of money - and returns to talks today
# Grexit
# Grexit

Greece is two weeks away from running out of money - and returns to talks today

Feb 16th 2015, 3:30 PM 14,718 Views 57 Comments

In the worst case scenario, a chaotic “Grexit” could jeopardise the whole euro project.

# talks - Friday 13 February, 2015

Teachers are miffed Junior Cert  details were leaked to newspaper
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Teachers are miffed Junior Cert details were leaked to newspaper

Feb 13th 2015, 5:01 PM 16,272 Views 36 Comments

Unions have rejected the draft document but say it may form the basis for discussions.

# talks - Thursday 12 February, 2015

Why the peace deal between Ukraine and Russia today is so important
# Peace
# Peace

Why the peace deal between Ukraine and Russia today is so important

Feb 12th 2015, 1:44 PM 11,726 Views 137 Comments

Marathon talks have led to a deal.

# talks - Sunday 8 February, 2015

"A former partner is waging a hidden war against a sovereign state" - Last chance for peace in Ukraine
# Talks
# Talks

"A former partner is waging a hidden war against a sovereign state" - Last chance for peace in Ukraine

Feb 8th 2015, 9:49 AM 9,653 Views 103 Comments

World leaders are engaged in talks.

# talks - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Bose delays closure of Monaghan plant as talks on 140 workers continue
# TIME
# TIME

Bose delays closure of Monaghan plant as talks on 140 workers continue

Feb 5th 2015, 9:12 PM 9,930 Views 22 Comments

The plant will now close in June, giving unions an extra two months to settle on redundancy for the 140 staff members.

# talks - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Greek approach "precisely what this government did", says Tánaiste
# Ooo-pa
# Ooo-pa

Greek approach "precisely what this government did", says Tánaiste

Jan 29th 2015, 7:50 PM 18,163 Views 181 Comments

The Tánaiste has welcomed Greece’s move to “renegotiate rather than repudiate”.

Poll: Should teachers mark their own students for State exams?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should teachers mark their own students for State exams?

Jan 29th 2015, 10:11 AM 18,263 Views 80 Comments

Talks on the Junior Cycle dispute are getting underway today.

# talks - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Frank Flannery could be returning to Fine Gael - but not everyone's happy
# To Be Frank
# To Be Frank

Frank Flannery could be returning to Fine Gael - but not everyone's happy

Jan 8th 2015, 10:00 PM 30,032 Views 124 Comments

There’s been a mixed reaction in Fine Gael to news that the former strategist could return ahead of the general election.

# talks - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Hacking, war and talks with South Korea... Kim Jong Un gave a New Year's Day speech
# North Korea
# North Korea

Hacking, war and talks with South Korea... Kim Jong Un gave a New Year's Day speech

Jan 1st 2015, 1:26 PM 13,518 Views 23 Comments

A summit between the two countries has not been held since 2007.

# talks - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Ireland wanted to sell water to Saudi Arabia for $5 a barrel in the 1980s
# We Have What You Need
# We Have What You Need

Ireland wanted to sell water to Saudi Arabia for $5 a barrel in the 1980s

Dec 28th 2014, 8:45 AM 20,152 Views 107 Comments

There was one problem… Japan also wanted to.

# talks - Saturday 20 December, 2014

"Substantial progress" in Northern Ireland talks - but Adams not confident they'll wrap up soon
# Stormont
# Stormont

"Substantial progress" in Northern Ireland talks - but Adams not confident they'll wrap up soon

Dec 20th 2014, 12:30 PM 5,624 Views 60 Comments

The talks are on a break, and will resume on Monday.

# talks - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Who helped get the US and Cuba talking again? The Pope, apparently
# PEACE BROKER
# PEACE BROKER

Who helped get the US and Cuba talking again? The Pope, apparently

Dec 18th 2014, 7:16 AM 7,811 Views 58 Comments

It was the best birthday present he could get.

# talks - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Minister to teachers: 'Call off your strike' ... Teachers to minister: 'No'
# Not Blinking
# Not Blinking

Minister to teachers: 'Call off your strike' ... Teachers to minister: 'No'

Nov 25th 2014, 10:43 PM 16,911 Views 84 Comments

The strike’s set to go ahead next Tuesday. And neither side is backing down.

# talks - Friday 14 November, 2014

Privatisation of bus routes stalled to allow for further talks with unions
# Bus Eireann
# Bus Eireann

Privatisation of bus routes stalled to allow for further talks with unions

Nov 14th 2014, 10:18 PM 6,677 Views 29 Comments

Both Siptu and the NBRU are opposed to the move.

# talks - Friday 7 November, 2014

The talks between farmers and factories have ended with no deal, what does this mean?
# No Joy
# No Joy

The talks between farmers and factories have ended with no deal, what does this mean?

Nov 7th 2014, 10:46 PM 6,096 Views 32 Comments

The IFA said it would stage a 48 protest from 3pm on Sunday if no deal was reached.

# talks - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Parties in Northern Ireland have approved a Budget for next year. Kinda.
# Talks
# Talks

Parties in Northern Ireland have approved a Budget for next year. Kinda.

Oct 30th 2014, 6:36 PM 4,887 Views 29 Comments

There had been deadlock on the issue for several weeks.

# talks - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Farmers and processors agree to two weeks of talks to try to end the beef crisis
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

Farmers and processors agree to two weeks of talks to try to end the beef crisis

Oct 29th 2014, 9:28 PM 5,214 Views 13 Comments

McDonald’s and Tesco, the two biggest buyers of Irish beef, attended discussions this evening for the first time.

New talks on flags, parading and the past to start in the North today
# Hart To Hart
# Hart To Hart

New talks on flags, parading and the past to start in the North today

Oct 29th 2014, 9:15 AM 4,438 Views 93 Comments

Former US Senator Gary Hart will meet parties today.

# talks - Monday 27 October, 2014

Ukraine is close to forming a new pro-West government
# Snap Election
# Snap Election

Ukraine is close to forming a new pro-West government

Oct 27th 2014, 5:00 PM 6,316 Views 76 Comments

If coalition talks succeed, it will solidify the country’s shift away from Russia under Poroshenko.

# talks - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

We'll soon be hearing a lot more about US Senator Gary Hart
# New Haass
# New Haass

We'll soon be hearing a lot more about US Senator Gary Hart

Oct 22nd 2014, 7:45 AM 8,774 Views 19 Comments

Northern Ireland talks are already underway.

# talks - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

This guy is warning all sides in the North to refrain from 'dangerous mutual provocation'
# Peace
# Peace

This guy is warning all sides in the North to refrain from 'dangerous mutual provocation'

Oct 21st 2014, 10:43 AM 4,604 Views 13 Comments

He said the European Parliament is willing to act as an ‘honest broker’ to support the peace process.

# talks - Monday 20 October, 2014

North Korea warns of 'unpredictable retaliatory strikes' against South
# Rising Tensions
# Rising Tensions

North Korea warns of 'unpredictable retaliatory strikes' against South

Oct 20th 2014, 9:49 PM 13,548 Views 22 Comments

The two sides exchanged fire yesterday.

# talks - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Poll: Should the Irish Government be part of talks in Northern Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the Irish Government be part of talks in Northern Ireland?

Oct 16th 2014, 9:46 AM 10,886 Views 114 Comments

The DUP aren’t taking part, so should the Irish State?

Back at the table: Leaders head to Stormont to revive talks on Northern Ireland
# Legacy Issues
# Legacy Issues

Back at the table: Leaders head to Stormont to revive talks on Northern Ireland

Oct 16th 2014, 12:01 AM 6,221 Views 32 Comments

The Irish Government will be represented by Charlie Flanagan.

# talks - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Talks to resume between North and South Korea after surprise visit
# Dialogue
# Dialogue

Talks to resume between North and South Korea after surprise visit

Oct 4th 2014, 1:00 PM 12,165 Views 28 Comments

Three top-ranking North Korean officials attended the closing ceremony of the Asian Games.

# talks - Saturday 20 September, 2014

'Buffer zone' to separate troops and miliants created during Ukraine peace talks
# Agreement
# Agreement

'Buffer zone' to separate troops and miliants created during Ukraine peace talks

Sep 20th 2014, 1:19 AM 4,133 Views 39 Comments

The buffer zone is to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.

# talks - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Talks on new GP contract to start next month
# New Deal
# New Deal

Talks on new GP contract to start next month

Sep 17th 2014, 3:03 PM 6,316 Views 7 Comments

The existing General Medical Services contract was devised over forty years ago.

# talks - Monday 15 September, 2014

Column: As a country that thrives on its reputation for craic, we must ensure our cities are a place of enjoyment
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: As a country that thrives on its reputation for craic, we must ensure our cities are a place of enjoyment

Sep 15th 2014, 8:00 PM 234 Views 24 Comments

‘A good city is like a good party – people stay much longer than really necessary because they are enjoying themselves.’

# talks - Monday 8 September, 2014

Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin
# Crisis
# Crisis

Opinion: Russia is in the driving seat of the Ukrainian crisis and she’s taking the West for a dangerous spin

Sep 8th 2014, 1:00 PM 52 Views 143 Comments

Western powers have been reactive rather than proactive in their approach to the situation all summer, writes Jack Lahart.

# talks - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Ballot of Siptu members on LRC proposals to begin next week
# Strike Off
# Strike Off

Ballot of Siptu members on LRC proposals to begin next week

Sep 3rd 2014, 7:09 PM 4,307 Views 1 Comment

The agreement averted strikes on Sunday 7, Monday 8, and Sunday 21 September.

# talks - Saturday 30 August, 2014

"No progress" today, but talks to avoid another train strike will continue
# LRC
# LRC

"No progress" today, but talks to avoid another train strike will continue

Aug 30th 2014, 4:31 PM 4,767 Views 8 Comments

SIPTU says there’s been no progress as yet, as unions and management meet to try and resolve their dispute before the next scheduled strike action.

Enda off to Brussels for election of new European Council President
# Talks
# Talks

Enda off to Brussels for election of new European Council President

Aug 30th 2014, 10:39 AM 4,399 Views 23 Comments

The EU leaders will also discuss the Ukraine crisis at the special meeting.

# talks - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Talks stall between IMO and HSE on consultant doctors
# Pay Scale
# Pay Scale

Talks stall between IMO and HSE on consultant doctors

Aug 27th 2014, 11:51 AM 4,971 Views 4 Comments

The sticking point is on how a consultant’s experience will be assessed in terms of where they land on the pay scale.

# talks - Friday 1 August, 2014

Gaza truce in tatters as 27 are killed by intensive Israeli shelling
# Israel Gaza Conflict
# Israel Gaza Conflict

Gaza truce in tatters as 27 are killed by intensive Israeli shelling

Aug 1st 2014, 11:38 AM 16,339 Views 385 Comments

Israel claim that eight rockets and mortars have been fired across the border by Hamas.

# talks - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Flanagan to meet Northern Irish leaders today
# Talks
# Talks

Flanagan to meet Northern Irish leaders today

Jul 30th 2014, 7:59 AM 3,816 Views 22 Comments

The new Minister for Foreign Affairs is making the trip to Belfast today.

# talks - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

World pushes for Israel-Palestine ceasefire as seven more killed in Gaza
# Talks
# Talks

World pushes for Israel-Palestine ceasefire as seven more killed in Gaza

Jul 22nd 2014, 7:36 AM 6,824 Views 196 Comments

John Kerry and Ban Ki-moon are in Cairo, but fighting continues.

# talks - Friday 18 July, 2014

Palestine UN representative holds back tears during Security Council meeting
# Crisis
# Crisis

Palestine UN representative holds back tears during Security Council meeting

Jul 18th 2014, 10:00 PM 10,653 Views 89 Comments

The US reaffirmed its strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself.

# talks - Monday 14 July, 2014

Gaza truce efforts ongoing as Egypt mediates discussions
# Talks
# Talks

Gaza truce efforts ongoing as Egypt mediates discussions

Jul 14th 2014, 10:23 PM 5,096 Views 44 Comments

Egypt is mediating discussions of a ceasefire to end seven days of violence.