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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Czech Republic

This year
# Election
Retired NATO general beats billionaire to become next Czech president
Petr Pavel won 56.76% if the vote.
# Czech Republic
Billionaire ex-PM and retired NATO general make Czech presidential run-off
A billionaire, a general and an academic are leading in the first of a likely two-round vote.
Last year
# Champ
Katie O’Brien secures Para gold at World Rowing Championships
O’Brien secured Ireland’s first medal in the Czech Republic.
# Czech Republic
O'Donovan and McCarthy win their World Rowing Championships semi-final
Meanwhile, Olympic bronze medallists Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, Fiona Murtagh and Emily Hegarty are also through to the final of the women’s four.
# Winner winner
Ireland on brink of European Championships qualification after Mullan grabs winner
Ireland made it two wins from two after a 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic.
# monkeypox
UAE becomes first Gulf country to announce monkeypox case, further cases in Europe and UK
Transmission of monkeypox occurs through close, sustained skin-to-skin contact with someone who has an active rash.
# Prodigy
16-year-old earns landmark win at Miami Open
Linda Fruhvirtova on Sunday became the youngest player to reach the last 16 of the tournament since 2004.
# Ukraine
Polish, Czech and Slovenian prime ministers meet Zelenskyy in Kyiv
This is the first visit by foreign leaders to Ukraine’s besieged capital since the invasion began.
All time
# Czech Republic
Czech president swears in opposition leader as new prime minister
The president was separated from officials by a cube of transparent panels after testing positive for Covid-19.
# great danes
Denmark's remarkable story continues as they qualify for semi-finals of Euro 2020
Kasper Hjulmand’s side were 2-1 winners against Czech Republic in Baku.
# Czech Mate
Czech Republic hit two second-half goals to stun 10-man Holland and book quarter-final spot
The Dutch completely lost their way after Matthijs de Ligt was sent off for handball on 55 minutes.
# Disaster
Three people die and hundreds injured in rare tornado in Czech Republic
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said it was a “huge tragedy”.
# schick strike
Watch: An early contender for Goal of the Tournament at the Euros
The astonishing long-range Patrik Schick effort doubled the Czechs’ lead against Scotland
# Late Drama
Daniel James’ late header gives Wales victory over Czech Republic
The Dragons got back on track after losing their opening qualifier in Belgium.
# troubling surge
Germany partially shuts borders with Czech Republic and Austria amid fears over virus mutations
The move from Germany earned a rebuke from the EU.
# Fitba
Scotland see off Czech Republic to extend unbeaten run to eight games
The Scots rode their luck after smart play by Lyndon Dykes teed up Fraser to slot home the only goal.
# surge
Czech Republic - with just over double Ireland's population - had 8,618 new Covid-19 cases yesterday
The prospect of a second lockdown looms in the central European country.
# Collision
Two people dead and dozens injured after two trains collide near Czech-German border
The crash occurred on a line between Pernink and Karlovy Vary about 120 kilometres west of Prague.
# refugee crisis
Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic broke EU law by refusing refugees, European Court of Justice rules
They ‘failed to fulfil their obligations under European Union law,’ the ECJ held.
# Ostrava
'Immense tragedy': Six people killed in shooting at Czech hospital
The suspect fled the scene but later shot and killed himself, police have confirmed.
# Czech Mate
England denied Euro 2020 qualification after brilliant Czech comeback win
A dream international debut for Zdenek Ondrasek, who came off the bench to seal a famous night in Prague.
# Champion
Ashleigh Barty ends Australia's 46-year wait for French Open title after thrashing Czech teenager
Eighth seed Barty got off to a strong start and never looked back to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.
# outspoken
'Why should a young player suffer because of an opponent cheating and an official being misled?'
Colin O’Brien is standing firm on his comments following Monday’s controversial red card against the Czech Republic.
# Report
Late Ireland equaliser sets up crucial Euros showdown with Belgium
Andrew Omobamidele scored in the 88th minute to earn the Ireland U17s a draw against Czech Republic.
# On Home Turf
Ireland to play two of their three U17 European Championships group stage games in Dublin
Colin O’Brien’s charges face Greece, Czech Republic and Belgium in next month’s tournament.
# doubt
Brazil boss Tite issues warning to Real Madrid youngster ahead of Copa America
Vinicius Junior could be excluded from the national team squad if he fails to impress for his club.
# Report
Man City's Jesus hits double to seal unconvincing win for Brazil
Tite’s team previously faced strong criticism after being held to a 1-1 draw by Panama.
# Three Lions
Declan Rice makes England debut as Sterling hat-trick sees off poor Czech Republic
Raheem Sterling netted a hat-trick as the Three Lions got their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign up and running.
# Limerick
Gardaí appeal for public's help in finding man missing since Thursday
Jiri Semerad (41) was last seen in Limerick City on Thursday at about 9pm.
# karvina
Thirteen dead and up to 10 injured after methane explosion in Czech coal mine
The accident occurred at the CSM mine in the city of Karvina.
# Fatal
At least six dead and several seriously injured following explosion at Czech chemical plant
The incident happened in the northern town of Kralupy-nad-Vltavou.
# Crash
Two Irish men injured in Czech Republic aircraft collision
The men are believed to have been conducting business in the city.
# brussels frustration
EU takes legal action against Hungary, Poland, and Czechs for refusing to take refugees
Around 160,000 migrants in Italy and Greece are to be relocated to other EU states, but that has proven to be a slow process.
# mixed emotions
Striker who saved opponent's life was racially abused by fans that same afternoon
Francis Kone has taken on hero status after his act during a Czech top-flight game last weekend.
# Czech Republic
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova injured in knife attack
The tennis player was attacked during a burglary at her home.
# yo ho ho
Cuba has offered to pay its €265 million debt to the Czech Republic - in rum
That would give the Czechs enough rum for 100 years.
# New Zealand
Hiker found alive in remote mountain hut one month after going missing
The woman’s partner fell down a steep slope while the pair were hiking.
# marek ster
Man set to be extradited to Czech Republic after seven years on the run in Ireland
He was arrested in Ireland on a European Arrest Warrant in 2006 and in 2009 the Supreme Court ruled he should be extradited.
# turkish delight
Turkey keep qualification hopes alive but the Czechs are heading home
Despite losing their first two Euro 2016 games, Fatih Terim’s men are still in with a chance of reaching the knockout stages.
Croatia v Spain and Czech Republic v Turkey - Euro 2016
Group D concludes tonight with matches in Bordeaux and Lens.