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# Prime Numbers
John Gilligan, corporation tax and Trap’s last day: The week in numbers
Plus: How many texts do people in Ireland send on an average day?
# Not the News
Taoiseach calls on Government to 'look busy': The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: FAI looks for a manager who speaks English, Obama considers what to do about the Seanad, and Dáil reform ‘completely unnecessary’.
# arrivederci
Trapattoni Waving Goodbye Pic of The Day
It’s so hard to say goodbye…
# Ciao
FAI 'considering the position' of Trapattoni after Austria defeat
The Italian appears to have accepted defeat in his aim of continuing as Ireland boss in 2014.
# 74
In pictures: Trap is presented with birthday cake in Malahide...
Wonder what he wished for?
# World Cup 2014
'There are rifts in football every week,' says Keane
The Ireland skipper added that the Irish players need to “stick together” after the recent lows.
# 6-1
'Our aim is not Germany, our aim is Sweden and Austria' declares Trapattoni
“Every player loses many, many games,” trumpeted the Irish manager.
Brady drafted in for Oman friendly
The Manchester United youngster has been called up to the senior squad for Tuesday’s friendly in London, according to reports.
# Qualifier
Kazakh captain: Nothing less than a victory will do for us
Kairat Nurdauletov is aiming high, and says he and his team-mates will not accept a draw.
# Said and done
Celebration and frustration: The week in quotes
“I’m going to Ibiza with the lads! I’ll probably come back a raging alcoholic.”
# Stepping Aside
Wave goodbye: Shay Given announces retirement from international football
The FAI confirmed the goalkeeper’s decision in a statement earlier this evening.
Pokerface: Del Bosque giving no clues about team selection
Torres, Negredo, Llorente, or no striker at all?. And you thought you had problems.
# cool customer
Ancient history: Byron Moreno and Trap's record at major tournaments
Ask Trap about the Ecuadorian and he could rattle on for hours in any language, but does that paper over the cracks a little?
LIVEBLOG: Euro 2012, day 2
The one-stop-shop for the build-up to this evening’s big games in the Ukraine.
# the loew-down
Euro 2012: Meet the gaffers
We’ll have a wide array of characters on sideline display over the next month. Do you know who they remind us of?
# Ch-Ch-Changes
Today's talking points from Euro 2012
Should Ireland be worried by the absences from training? Is Giovanni Trapattoni really going to change his formation so close to such a crunch game… would that even be wise? Miguel Delaney looks at the key points.
# Cranky
"I don't wish to speak again about this situation!" Trap sick of fielding Foley questions
The Ireland manager became irritated when speaking to the press after Thursday’s training session in Italy.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
Our round-up of the day’s main stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# amber nectar
Woohoo: Brazil determined to serve beer at World Cup
Despite division within the government on the issue, Brazil’s minister for sport has assured FIFA that beer will be sold inside each stadia in 2014.
# Will It Happen?
Stephen Ireland's fiancée wants him to play at Euro 2012
Jessica Lawlor is putting pressure on the Aston Villa midfielder to pick up the phone, mend his bridges and head to Poland and the Ukraine this summer.
# history lesson
Here's 7 things you (probably) didn't know about Ireland's Euro 2012 base
Following the announcement that Trap’s team are set to make Gdynia their Euro 2012 home, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most intriguing facts relating to the city.
# decisions decisions
'Norwich trio to be considered for Euro 2012’ - Tardelli
The Ireland assistant boss says he is well-aware of the progress made this year by Wes Hoolahan, Anthony Pilkington and Marc Tierney.
# Rumour Mill
Irish winger Pilkington linked with Liverpool move
Kenny Dalglish is understood to be closely monitoring the performances of the player.
# Progress
Movin' on up: Ireland placed 21st in latest FIFA World Rankings
Trap’s men have been rewarded for beating Estonia earlier this month, as they have improved their position in the latest standings.
# Claim
New contract 'a formality' - Trap
The manager also said he hopes Marco Tardelli will replace him as manager of the Ireland team one day.
# Oh dear
Sing when you're winning: Euro 2012 song released as qualification looms
Ireland haven’t event qualified yet, and already the battle has begun to record the quintessential boozy singalong for next summer.
# pragmatism
Hunt defends Trap's style of play, takes pot shot at McAteer
The Wolves midfielder claims the Irish manager is getting the best out of the players at his disposal, while reminding fans that “Messi and Ronaldo don’t have Irish passports”.
# Take a Bow
The Magnificent Seven: memorable Irish goals
We round up some of the best of the side’s goals from the past few years, including Ian Harte’s scorcher against Cyprus and Ronnie Whelan’s memorable Euro 88 scissors kick.
# conjecture
Legendary German coach Hitzfeld tips Ireland to overcome Estonia
The Switzerland coach believes Ireland have “more quality” than their Estonian opponents.
# Opinion
Time for Trap to take the handbrake off
Trapattoni needs to adopt a style that encourages the type of football Ireland displayed in Paris two years ago if they are to gain favour in the eyes of the Irish public.
# Forward Thinking
Poll: Should Jon Walters start up front for Ireland?
The Stoke man is being tipped to play following comments made by Trapattoni at a press conference yesterday.
# Recall
Back in green: Best called up to Irish squad, as West Brom rule out Long
The Newcastle striker has been belatedly rewarded for his fine Premier League form this season.
# Steady On
Trap urges caution, as FAI hope to secure €8m target
The Ireland manager says he has already spoken to Italy coach Cesare Prandelli about their upcoming opponents.
# problems
Keane set to miss play-offs as Trap criticises captain
The Ireland captain said he expects to be out for four to six weeks after aggravating a muscle injury against Andorra.
# 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.
# 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
# Team Named
Trap springs no surprises as O'Dea partners St. Ledger
Darren O’Dea will partner Sean St. Ledger in the absence of the suspended Richard Dunne against Andorra.
# Game on
Trapattoni bullish ahead of qualifiers despite player concerns
There are a number of injury worries ahead of the encounters with Armenia and Andorra.
# stay positive
In Trap we trust? 4 Reasons Ireland can beat Russia today
Think Ireland have no chance today? Here’s why Giovanni Trapattoni’s men have scope for optimism.