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# Deal

This year
# art of the deal
Quiz: How much do you know about the art of the deal?
After the UK and EU struck a Protocol deal this week, challenge your knowledge on other famous ‘deals’.
# Deal
Leo Cullen signs new two-year contract with Leinster
The deal sees him extend his stay as head coach having taken the top job in 2015.
# Deal
Hull City manager confirms club owner in talks to take control of Dundalk
Liam Rosenior says it would be “massive” for the Championship side to complete the deal.
Last year
# End of the road
Kerry All-Ireland minor winner released by Brisbane Lions
Deividas Uosis was one of three departures announced by the club
# Deal
Challenging but achievable: Govt announces 25% emission reduction target for agriculture sector
Weeks of negotiations were not completed before yesterday’s final Cabinet meeting of the summer.
The government previously set out a 22-30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions target for the agriculture sector.
Farming groups pushed for a target at the lower end but climate experts say close to 30% is needed to meet overall emissions targets.
The EPA said last week that Ireland’s 2021 greenhouse gas emissions increased compared to the previous year.
Explainer: Here's how (and why) sectors are being told to cut their emissions
# Deal
Samuel Eto'o pleads guilty to tax fraud to avoid prison
Reports in Spain claim Eto’o, 41, will pay a fine of €1.8 million.
All time
# uncompromising
'A two-month contract?' Kenny dismisses talk of minor Nations League extension
The Irish boss is optimistic he will be in charge for the forthcoming Euros campaign.
# jvg
Munster boss Van Graan remains tight-lipped on possible contract extension
The South African’s current deal expires next summer.
KBC to sell most of its loans to Bank of Ireland in €5 billion deal
KBC Bank Ireland said the transaction would ultimately result in KBC Group’s withdrawal from the Irish market.
# Deal
Suspended sentence sought for France's Benzema in sex tape case
Mathieu Valbuena said the affair had left him feeling “frightened” and fearful for his career.
# Deal
Furlong staying put next season after signing new one-year IRFU contract
Relief for province and country as the Leinster prop extends his commitment until the summer of 2022.
# Staying Put
'It's so hard to leave' - Lancaster says best ahead of Leinster after signing new deal
The Englishman is staying on for another two years at least.
# Negotiations
Connacht hoping to extend head coach Friend's contract into next season
The Australian has proven hugely popular with players and supporters alike since arriving in 2018.
# Deal
Mike Ashley's Sports Direct to become new sponsor of Cork GAA - report
The Sunday Times reports that the deal is worth €2 million over five years.
# Deal
Sturgeon says Brexit is ‘forcing Scotland in wrong direction’
Scottish Secretary Alister Jack insists the UK Government has struck a “‘fantastic deal”.
# Deal
UK and France sign agreement to curb number of migrants crossing English Channel in boats
The deal will see more police deployed in the route.
# Close Call
Boris Johnson phones Angela Merkel as Brexit deal deadline looms
Johnson spoke to the French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday.
# Big Money
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign new €7 million deal - reports
The Swedish star looks set to stay with AC Milan for another season.
# Contracts
Lawes and Biggar end French rumours by signing new Northampton deals
The club has announced 19 new contract renewals.
# 2023
All Black Barrett signs new deal through to the next World Cup
The Crusaders lock made his New Zealand debut against Ireland back in 2016.
# Deal
Ryan Manning extends QPR contract after impressing in left-back berth
The 23-year-old has been with the Championship side since his move from Galway United in 2015.
# Deal
Preston buy Maguire and Browne sell-on clauses to help Cork City resolve licence issue
The fee is understood to be in the region of €600,000.
# private equity
Six Nations agree to unify media rights ahead of expected CVC investment
There are fears that the championship won’t be screened live on terrestrial TV in the future.
# Accommodation
Airbnb signs 'landmark' €453m deal with the Olympics
IOC President Thomas Bach says the partnership will bring the Games into ‘the digital age’.
# Finally
UK and EU agree Brexit deal after intense negotiations
The DUP has not signed up to support the deal.
# Deal
Golovkin and Hearn join forces to promote GGG's fights
The pair previously co-promoted the Kazakh’s middleweight title defence against Kell Brook in England.
# once more
Theresa May says she's going to make a 'bold offer' to MPs to get them to support her Brexit deal
MPs have rejected the deal May agreed with Brussels three times already.
# New Deal
Kearney's contract discussions with IRFU and Leinster progress 'slowly'
The 33-year-old fullback says ‘the fire is burning to do it here in Leinster and Ireland.’
# inciting hatred
Backbenchers warn May 'will have to accept her share of responsibility' if any harm comes to MPs
Some MPs have issued grave warnings after May went on the offensive last night.
# Brexit
Varadkar warns against 'rolling cliff edge' as leaders meet for crunch summit
Varadkar repeated his assertion that the EU needs to cut the UK some slack on an extension.
# Brexit
'It is now time for MPs to decide': May says Brexit delay is 'matter of great personal regret'
Theresa May earlier asked for a short extension of Article 50 until 30 June.
# thumping defeat
Theresa May’s ‘improved’ Brexit deal defeated by 149 votes - here’s what happens now
We’ll have another vote tomorrow on the no-deal option, May told MPs after another heavy defeat.
# Border Wall
Trump not 'happy' with border deal but government shutdown is unlikely
The deal offers nearly $1.4 billion (€1.2 billion) for construction of the wall as well as additional border security measures.
# Random
Visit North Korea? English football club strikes bizarre deal
Blyth Spartans have struck an unlikely new sponsorship arrangement.
# u-turn
UFC strikes deal with BT Sport for Ireland and UK after pulling plug on Eleven Sports agreement
The new streaming service is reportedly facing closure after just four months.
# Front Pages
'Splits', 'cracks' and a fight ahead: UK front pages react to May's cabinet deal
The UK cabinet have approved a draft Brexit deal. It’s now over to the EU.
# any time any place
Trump says he's willing to meet with Iran leaders 'any time'
Trump’s offer comes after a provocative warning a week ago from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
# Assets
'A removal of stress and worry' - Fair Deal scheme to be extended to farms and family businesses
The decision taken today will extend this three-year cap to farms and businesses.
# Talk all night
EU leaders agree migration deal after all-night Brussels talks
Italy’s hardline new premier said his country was “no longer alone”.
# Tick tock
EU 'still waiting' on UK to give specific solutions to Irish border issue
EU negotiator Michel Barnier said border checks would be “unavoidable” if the UK left the single market and the customs union.