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From TheJournal.ie Last month's floods in central Europe caused more than €12.4 billion of damage Flooding

Last month's floods in central Europe caused more than €12.4 billion of damage

Several major European rivers including the Elbe and the Danube overflowed, causing widespread damage and a number of deaths after heavy rainfall last month.

From TheJournal.ie 98-year-old former Nazi charged with World War II crimes World War II

98-year-old former Nazi charged with World War II crimes

Laszlo Lajos Csatari has been charged over his role in organising the deportation of an estimated 12,000 Jews to World War II death camps.

From TheJournal.ie 11 EU nations get go-ahead for 'Robin Hood tax', Ireland not among them Financial Transaction Tax

11 EU nations get go-ahead for 'Robin Hood tax', Ireland not among them

Concerns about jobs at the IFSC are among the reasons that Ireland has not signed up to implementing a levy on financial transactions despite Greece, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Germany and France all doing so.

From The42 VIDEO: 24-year-old Irishman making waves in mixed martial arts Take A Bow This post contains videos

VIDEO: 24-year-old Irishman making waves in mixed martial arts

Conor McGregor is rapidly becoming a star of the sport, and a recent fight in Dublin showed why.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland introduce a financial transaction tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a financial transaction tax?

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has rejected the introduction of a tax on financial market transactions but what do you think of the idea?

From TheJournal.ie Warning issued to Irish consumers about Czech alcohol Hegerovice

Warning issued to Irish consumers about Czech alcohol

Spirits with more than 20 per cent alcohol have been banned in the country after a wave of methanol poisonings.

From The42 Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action Preview

Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action

The Irish team’s group rivals, Germany, are in action, as they take on Argentina.

From The42 Europa League previews: Testing away encounters for St Pat's and Sligo Air Miles

Europa League previews: Testing away encounters for St Pat's and Sligo

The Saints find themselves in Bosnia and looking to keep up a good European run while Rovers face Spartak Trnava of Slovakia.

From TheJournal.ie Pope fires Slovak bishop in rare show of authority Vatican

Pope fires Slovak bishop in rare show of authority

Pope Benedict XVI has become increasingly willing to forcibly remove bishops who refuse to step down.

From The42 International friendlies wrap: Sweden, Holland among winners Final Preparations

International friendlies wrap: Sweden, Holland among winners

Check out everything you need to know about all tonight’s international games here.

From TheJournal.ie Eurozone GDP unchanged in the first quarter of 2012 As You Were

Eurozone GDP unchanged in the first quarter of 2012

Modest growth in the likes of Germany is offset by falls in other large countries like Italy; France is also perfectly flat.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Gothic castle destroyed by fire in Slovakia Slovakia This post contains videos This post contains images

Video: Gothic castle destroyed by fire in Slovakia

Police say they suspect two boys started the fire while experimenting with cigarettes.

From TheJournal.ie EU nations call on Dutch government to condemn far-right website Netherlands

EU nations call on Dutch government to condemn far-right website

The website, set up by the far-right Freedom Party, asks people to report central and east Europeans “for general nuisance, pollution and labour market displacement.”

From The42 WATCH: roof collapses over kids' ice-rink Close Shave This post contains videos

WATCH: roof collapses over kids' ice-rink

The roof began to creak as a group of Slovakian children warmed up for hockey, and took little time to fall through.

From TheJournal.ie Slovakia approves expanded eurozone bailout fund Eurozone

Slovakia approves expanded eurozone bailout fund

Slovakian lawmakers removed the last hurdle to the EFSF’s use as the continent’s main weapon against the debt crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Government falls as Slovakia rejects Eurozone bailout expansion plans Slovakia

Government falls as Slovakia rejects Eurozone bailout expansion plans

However the bill is now set to go to another parliamentary vote later this week where it will likely pass.

From The42 What banana skin? Five things Ireland must do to avoid defeat this evening Objectives

What banana skin? Five things Ireland must do to avoid defeat this evening

It’s draw or bust for Trap tonight, so we examine what his side must do to avoid an ignominious loss.

From TheJournal.ie Slovakia parliamentary vote crucial to Eurozone bailout fund Eurozone

Slovakia parliamentary vote crucial to Eurozone bailout fund

The hopes of expanding the Eurozone’s bailout mechanism lie in the hands of Slovakia’s parliamentarians who are expected to vote today.

From The42 As it happened: Slovakia v Russia Euro Vision

As it happened: Slovakia v Russia

Ireland needed Slovakia to beat Russia to maintain any hopes of qualifying automatically. Catch with all the action here.

From The42 Euro 2012 preview: Andorra v Ireland... and all of Group B's permutations Game Time

Euro 2012 preview: Andorra v Ireland... and all of Group B's permutations

Ireland and Giovanni Trapattoni could be five days from glory. Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple. Miguel Delaney goes through a very complex Group B

From The42 Poll: How many points will Ireland get from their final two qualifiers? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How many points will Ireland get from their final two qualifiers?

Giovanni Trapattoni’s side have two vital games ahead of them, that will likely make or break their qualiying campaign. Let us know how you think they’ll fare.

From The42 Q and A: How Ireland can qualify and other Group B permutations What If

Q and A: How Ireland can qualify and other Group B permutations

In light of last night’s results, we examine some of potential outcomes to Group B.

From The42 Armenia set sights on Group B second place finish New Rivals

Armenia set sights on Group B second place finish

Their shock 4-0 away victory over Slovakia has thrown the race for play-off qualification wide open.

From The42 Poll: will Ireland now qualify for Euro 2012? Euro2012 This post contains a poll

Poll: will Ireland now qualify for Euro 2012?

After one of the most incredible night in Irish football history, do you think Trap can take advantage?

From The42 Another twist: Armenia hammer Slovakia on crazy night for Irish football Euro Vision

Another twist: Armenia hammer Slovakia on crazy night for Irish football

“I told the players St Patrick was looking down on us tonight,” says Trapattoni after scoreless draw in Moscow.

From The42 Injury update: Shane Long will not be travelling to Russia Bad Luck

Injury update: Shane Long will not be travelling to Russia

Ireland’s Shane Long has been given permission to rejoin his club, meaning the West Brom striker will play no role in Ireland’s make-or-break game with Russia next week.

From The42 Poll: After last night's performance, can Ireland really hope to beat Russia next week? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: After last night's performance, can Ireland really hope to beat Russia next week?

Does last night’s draw with Slovakia leave Giovanni Trappatoni’s national side with too much to do in Russia?

From The42 Trapattoni focuses on positives following Slovakia game Optimism

Trapattoni focuses on positives following Slovakia game

The Italian also indicates he is unlikely to consider playing James McCarthy for the team’s upcoming game with Russia.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v Slovakia Liveblog

As it happened: Ireland v Slovakia

Trapattoni’s men failed to break down a well-organised Slovakia team in a disappointing performance.

From The42 Euro qualifier: Five things to know about Ireland's opponents Slovakia

Euro qualifier: Five things to know about Ireland's opponents

With Ireland’s crucial Euro 2012 qualifier against Slovakia taking place in Dublin on Friday night, we look at the visitors…

From The42 Shane Long out of Slovakia showdown Injury Blow

Shane Long out of Slovakia showdown

FAI confirm that West Brom striker will sit this one out after picking up a calf strain in training.

From The42 Ward and Long to start against Slovakia First XI

Ward and Long to start against Slovakia

Trapattoni has surprisingly left out Kevin Doyle ahead of the team’s crucial qualifier at home to Slovakia tomorrow night.

From The42 Poll: How many points will Ireland get from their next two Euro 2012 qualifiers? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How many points will Ireland get from their next two Euro 2012 qualifiers?

Trapattoni’s side’s double-header will prove vital in their attempts to secure qualification for Poland and Ukraine.

From The42 Andy Keogh and Glenn Whelan give their thoughts ahead of Slovakia clash Game On This post contains videos

Andy Keogh and Glenn Whelan give their thoughts ahead of Slovakia clash

The Irish stars are looking to give the country something to cheer about amid the current economic doom and gloom.

From TheJournal.ie European in-fighting may still scupper Greece's second bailout Eurozone

European in-fighting may still scupper Greece's second bailout

Athens and Helsinki have struck a deal where Finland gets collateral for its second batch of loans. Now others want similar deals.

From The42 Sport's worst haircuts: a tribute Shame This post contains images

Sport's worst haircuts: a tribute

Limerick’s Stephen Lavin showcased one of the most ill-advised GAA haircuts in recent memory at the weekend. Here’s some more of the most offensive dos in sporting history.

From TheJournal.ie Police investigating suspected Slovakian cannibal uncover bodies in graves Cannibalism

Police investigating suspected Slovakian cannibal uncover bodies in graves

Details from the laptop of a suspected cannibal lead police to the grave of two women in an eastern Slovakian town.

From The42 Steady as she goes: Ireland unchanged as FIFA release latest world rankings Mid-Table

Steady as she goes: Ireland unchanged as FIFA release latest world rankings

Trapattoni’s men remain in 35th spot as Spain come out on top of the pile once again.

From TheJournal.ie Generous Irish donors pay for Stefan's body to go home Sad

Generous Irish donors pay for Stefan's body to go home

Thousands pledged to repatriate remains of depressed Slovakian man who killed himself over financial woes.

From The42 Keane's form worries Trap Euro 2012

Keane's form worries Trap

Keane’s lack of match practice worries Trap after captain misses two key chances in Zilina.