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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Estonia

This year
# Green shoots
Kevin Zefi penalty keeps Ireland's U19 Euro qualification hopes alive
Tom Mohan’s side beat Estonia 1-0 at Ferrycarrig Park today.
# 'routine' mission
RAF and German jets intercept Russian aircraft near Estonian airspace
The UK Ministry of Defence stressed the ‘routine’ nature of the response, but it comes amid tensions between the West and Russia.
# Tallinn
Estonian prime minister beats far-right rival by wide margin in general election
The far-right party had been campaigning against further arms deliveries to Ukraine.
# M/S Estonia
New report into 1994 Estonia ferry disaster finds there was no collision and no explosion
A total of 852 people were killed when the M/S Estonia sank 29 years ago – one of Europe’s worst peacetime maritime disasters.
Last year
# ukraine crisis
Ex-Estonian Defence Forces chief: 'Neutrality is a luxury only rich countries can afford'
Major General Meelis Kiili, spoke to The Journal about Neutrality, NATO and his country’s plan to fight Russia.
# cyber threat
A year on: Inside the Defence Forces response against the HSE ransomware hack
We speak to an officer in the Irish Defence Forces’ Communications Information Services Corps about the HSE attack and future threats.
# travels
Micheál Martin heads to Estonia and Finland to discuss Russia, climate change and energy
Ireland and Finland celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations this year.
All time
# Winner winner
Ferguson marks 50th Northern Ireland cap with match-winning wonder strike
The second-half substitute secured a 1-0 friendly win over Estonia.
# imre arakas
Estonian Kinahan hitman challenges extradition bid in High Court
Imre Arakas (62) was jailed for his role in a Kinahan cartel murder plot.
# One Step Closer
Gundogan grabs brace as Germany see-off Estonia despite early Can red card
Germany moved closer to Euro 2020 qualification after a 3-0 win in Estonia, with Ilkay Gundogan inspiring the 10 men.
# Winner alright
Germany put eight past Estonia to maintain winning start to Euro qualifiers
Marco Reus and Serge Gnabry grabbed two goals each in their side’s victory.
# tallinn order
Washington and Magennis turn it around for Northern Ireland in Estonia
Michael O’Neill’s substitutions sustained his side’s 100% start to qualifying and ended their winless away run.
# hot prospect
Arsenal teenager earns first Northern Ireland call-up
Daniel Ballard is the only new face in Michael O’Neill’s 27-man group.
Sublime Duffy wonder goal inspires Europa League qualifier win as Dundalk see off Tallinn
Michael Duffy and Pat Hoban were on the scoresheet as Dundalk booked their place in the second round of the Europa League qualifiers.
# Thefts
Equipment stolen from Galway and Mayo Mountain Rescue as cars broken into
The cars were broken into in the Doolough area of Louisburgh.
# Operation Vantage
Number of foreign couples attempting to marry in Ireland drops 58% since new laws
Gardaí are now using new laws to tackle sham marriages.
# Waterworld
Ireland's water charges are among the lowest in Europe...*
* And that’s even before they were suspended. Dublin meanwhile ranks 31st out of 31 European cities in terms of percentage income spent on charges each year.
# european court judgement
Prisoner who was banned from websites had human rights breached
The prisoner’s complaint related to not being able access sites which would help him fight his case.
# Countdown
If EU house price rises were a music chart, would Ireland make the top 5?
Yes, just.
# Overdoses
Estonia has the highest number of drug deaths in Europe. But why?
Estonia with a population of just 1.2 million, has 191 per million drug deaths per population.
# jobless numbers
Slight rise in EU unemployment rate
The biggest increases in unemployment were in Greece and Cyprus. Ireland is seventh worst out of the 28 EU members.
# End of an era
Cats, sacks and handballs: The 8 games that defined Trap's Ireland reign
The Italian’s eventful reign in charge of the Boys in Green is over.
# 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.
# Euro 2012
Remember these? The 17 iconic moments that defined Euro 2012
It seems like a lifetime ago now.. but relive the madness with this collection of images.
# Eurozone
Falling growth means Eurozone is back in recession
Hadn’t you noticed? Eurozone GDP fell by 0.1 per cent in the third quarter of 2012.
# Your Say
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?
# 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.
# Euro 2012
Reasons for Ireland's European disappointment...
The Boys in Green are going home early and there are genuine reasons for Irish football fans to be feeling down, writes Miguel Delaney.
# Honest
'It's heartbreaking' -- Richard Dunne reflects on broken Euro dreams
“We came here with the aim and the dream of winning the European Championships. It’s gone completely wrong for us,” said the Aston Villa defender this afternoon.
# Euro 2012
Irish suffered "psychological blow", admits Trap
“We don’t see fear in training or in our preparations for the tournament, I don’t see tensions in the side,” said the Italian after the rout by Spain.
# Euro2012
Analysis: Trap made it easy for the best team on the planet
Ireland were up against it when facing the defending champions tonight. But the Ireland manager gave Spain a helping hand, writes Miguel Delaney.
# On song
'We're not here for a sing-song', fumes Roy Keane after Irish defeat
“I’m not too happy with all that nonsense. To praise the supporters for sake of it … Let’s change that attitude towards Irish supporters.”
# over and out
Trapattoni: We didn't learn our lessons from Croatia game
The Italian admitted his side made life easy for one of the best team’s to ever lace up football boots tonight in Gdansk.
# Euro 2012
Irish fans deserved more than this, says Keith Andrews
“You can hear the fans, they’re an absolute credit to their country and the team,” said the West Brom man after the defeat.
# Red Tide
Match report: Spain run riot over hapless Ireland
The Irish are the first team eliminated from the tournament after a night to forget in Gdansk.
Ireland v Spain, Euro 2012
Giovanni Trapattoni leads his men into a can’t-lose clash with the world and European champions in Gdansk. It might well be epic.
# Euro 2012
In pictures: Trap's Army invades Gdansk ahead of Spanish showdown
With a mouth-watering Group C game against defending champions Spain hours away, the Irish are painting the city green.
# Euro2012
Trap hints Keane's the man to lead the line alone against La Roja
It’s clear Ireland will go with the skipper as a lone striker against Spain, Miguel Delaney writes from Gdynia.
# Let's Gdansk
Poll: Should Trap drop Robbie Keane for the Spain game tomorrow?
Should Ireland’s record goalscorer sit this one out in order to stifle the likes of Xavi and Iniesta in midfield?
# Euro 2012
Keane calls on Irish to keep the faith
The message from the Ireland skipper was clear this afternoon ahead of the daunting meeting with world champions Spain in Gdynia: believe.