1 May - Giovanni Trapattoni presented as new Ireland manager.

24 May - First game in charge is a 1-1 draw with Serbia courtesy of an Andy Keogh equaliser.


September - Signs a new contract through to 2012.

18 November - Presides over the World Cup play-off loss to France, which is decided after Thierry Henry's handball controversy.


8 October - Ireland suffer 3-2 loss against Russia in a Euro 2012 qualifier in Dublin. The scoreline flattered Trapattoni's side after being thoroughly out-classed by the Russians.


November - Guides Ireland to Euro 2012 with a 5-1 aggregate play-off win over Estonia. Agrees a new two-year contract to commence after the Euros which is to run until summer 2014 .


June - Ireland disappoint at Euro 2012, losing group games to Spain, Italy and Croatia.

12 October - Ireland humiliated at home 6-1 to Germany in a World Cup qualifier.


11 September - Trapattoni, along with his assistant Marco Tardelli, leaves his post as Republic manager after back-to-back defeats against Sweden and Austria leave the Republic out of contention to qualify for the 2014 World Cup,