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#Talks

# talks - Thursday 1 January, 2015

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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?

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.

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

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

Former US Senator Gary Hart will meet parties today.

# talks - Monday 27 October, 2014

Ukraine is close to forming a new pro-West government

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

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'

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

# talks - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

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.

# talks - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

LRC to present proposals in South Dublin County Council dispute

Ongoing industrial dispute centres on pay cuts to council staff.

Council workers in South Dublin say today's LRC talks are the 'last chance' before a strike

IMPACT says a work stoppage will be held on Thursday if no agreement is made.

# talks - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Unionist parties all walk out of Stormont talks in protest over parade block

They called the talks “fruitless” after a contentious parade in north Belfast was blocked.

Emergency talks look for ways to halt worst outbreak of Ebola in history

A suggestion that untested vaccines should be used has attracted controversy.

# talks - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Ukraine's new president wants to talk to Russian rebels

Petro Poroshenko’s initiative follows his announcement on Friday of a week-long unilateral ceasefire in the government’s 10-week campaign against pro-Russian rebels.

# talks - Monday 16 June, 2014

European gas shortage looms after Russia cuts Ukraine's gas

Last-ditch talks failed to resolve a price dispute.

# talks - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Union withdraws from Irish Rail talks as 'no serious attempts made to address concerns'

However, the National Bus and Rail Union said strike action is not yet on the table.

# talks - Thursday 5 June, 2014

LRC to chair Bausch and Lomb talks

The talks are being held with a view to reaching agreement on a plan to keep the plant open and secure its future.

# talks - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Aer Lingus management and union reps to hold talks at Dublin Airport today

The removal of discounted flight privileges will be raised at today’s meeting.