Opening Bell: The Gresham goes up for sale, poll leans towards UK staying in the EU, Luas worker talks continue

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The Gresham Hotel will be formally put on sale by NAMA today, it hopes to sell the iconic Dublin hotel for €80m.

CBRE and Christies will manage the sale - the hotel opened in 1817 and past guests have included The Beatles and Grace Kelly.

A number of Irish and international potential buyers are expected to take an interest in the prime Dublin property.


A new poll shows the UK is divided over its future relationship with the European Union.

The YouGov survey for The Times (London) - which is the first to be carried out since the British Prime Minister did a deal over EU reforms - suggests 37% of British people want to remain part of the EU.

33% wish to leave, and 25% are either undecided or not planning to vote.


Luas drivers and SIPTU workers will attend separate talks at the Workplace Relations Commission today to outline both sides of the pay dispute.

Transdev and workers' representatives have been invited to the WRC ahead of further strike action by workers next month - including St Patrick's Day.

Two 48 hour strikes have already taken place.


Deutsche Boerse is eyeing a multi-billion euro merger with the London Stock Exchange.

This merger was first discussed 16 years ago, both parties have confirmed that detailed discussions are taking place.

"There can be no certainty that any transaction will occur," the LSE said after this story was broke by Reuters yesterday.

If the deal is successful it will give Deutsche Boerse shareholders a 54.4% stake and LSE shareholders 45.6%.