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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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# Person of the Year
Time Magazine's Person of the Year is.... The Protester
Time says that protesters across the Middle East, Europe and North America changed the world in 2011 – but who were the runners up?
# Greece
Violent clashes in Athens as Greece passes austerity budget
Anti-austerity protesters and groups marking the third anniversary of the fatal shooting of a student in Athens by police gathered in the capital yesterday as legislators met to vote on next year’s budget.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the world.
# Greece
Troika in Greece to settle details on bailout loans
Yesterday, the Greek finance minister said the country would not need to implement any further austerity measures to reach its deficit target for the year.
# Greece
Papandreou remains tight-lipped about appointment of new Greek PM
George Papandreou tells the public that Greece will “do whatever is required” to remain in the Euro, but won’t name a new premier.
# Greece
Greece still waits for new government and new PM
It had been thought a new government would be in place by Monday…
# Greece
Greek prime minister survives confidence vote
George Papandreou has made a pledge to step aside if necessary, and has called for a new coalition government.
# Greece
One dead after clashes in Athens over Greek austerity measures
Dozens of people received first aid earlier in the day after hundreds of youths attacked peaceful demonstrators gathered outside Parliament where crucial austerity measures are being passed.
# Greece
Greece braced for second day of paralysing strikes
There are fears of more violence today after yesterday’s protests sparked fierce clashes.
# Greece
In pictures: Violence erupts as general strike shuts down Greece
Although most of today’s protests were peaceful, some clashes between demonstrators and police were seen across Athens. Here are some of the images from today’s general strike.
# Austerity
'Massive' strike to bring Greece to a standstill
A mass walk-out by workers has started in Greece, bringing the country’s corporate and public sectors to a halt ahead of a key vote in Parliament.
# Greece
Strikes and sit-ins ahead of a crucial week for Greece
A 48-hour general strike to be held on Wednesday and Thursday is set to ground flights for two days and cripple public and many private services.
# Greece
In pictures: Greek citizens protest austerity measures in Athens
Thousands took to the streets in Athens and other cities, protesting against further austerity measures.
# Austerity
Greek government announces new austerity measures
Cuts in pension and a reduction in the number of civil servants are among the new measures agreed upon to try and persuade international creditors that the Greek Government is serious about fiscal reform.
# Greece
Greece in "productive" telephone talks with EU and IMF
Greece’s Finance Ministry has said tonight’s conference call with EU and IMF leaders was “productive and substantive”.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In today’s Fix: DSK maid to sue over ‘prostitute’ claims; women advised to “floss for fertility”; and one quick way to rescue a kitten from a pipe.
# Winning
Team Ireland medal tally hits 92 on final day
The Special Olympics will close tomorrow after another impressive set of Irish performances.
# Winning
Team Ireland scores another 20 Olympic medals
Day seven in Athens proved another successful one for the Irish athletes competing in the Special Olympics.
# Winning
More Irish medals as Special Olympics winning streak rolls on
The Irish team’s medal haul has now hit 67, with wins for equestrian, kayaking, soccer, golf, swimming, athletics, bocce and bowling.
# Winning
Gaining momentum: Ten more medals for Ireland at Special Olympics
Track and field events yesterday were another showcase for Irish talent, with our medal tally now standing at 44.
Eyewitness: Tear gas and tension in Syntagma Square
An Irish woman living in Athens spends some hours at the heart of the Greek protests and records the fear, anger and uncertainty on the streets.
# Greece
Greek government passes crucial vote
Athens has to pass austerity package before being given access to the next part of its €110bn bailout fund.
# Winning
Team Ireland take their medal haul to 34 at Special Olympics
Irish athletes continued to bring home the goods in Athens yesterday, winning seven more gold medals.
# Athens
Gallery: Athens burns as riots seize the Greek capital
Over 100 people have been injured after another day of violence…
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
More violence in Greece, the Healy-Rae row just isn’t going away, Full Tilt Poker halts play and…remember that Volkswagen Vadar commerical? There’s an update.
# Greece
Greece passes austerity measures
On the streets of Athens, they booed.
# Greece
Fears as Greece set for crucial austerity vote
The country’s parliament will decide whether to pass a harsh new cuts package in the face of continuing violent protests.
# Winning
Ireland takes 20 medals on day three at Special Olympics
Team Ireland has now won 23 medals at the Special Olympics in Athens.
# Athens
Gallery: Police and protesters clash in Athens
The centre of Athens saw a protest turn violent as youths hurled rocks and fire bombs at riot police as a general strike brought Greece to a standstill.
# Athens
Tear gas and violence in Athens as Greeks fight austerity
Stun grenades were used by police to try to calm the protests, which went on for several hours.
# Winning
Ireland takes two more medals at the Special Olympics
Team Ireland now has three medals from the games, all in swimming.
# Winning
Swimmer Aisling wins first Irish medal at Special Olympics
The Wicklow athlete succeeded on the first day of the games, which opened on Saturday night with a performance from soul legend Stevie Wonder.
# Greece
Crunch time for Greece as government faces confidence vote
The Greek government needs to pass new austerity measures if the next installment of its bailout is to be approved.
# Greece
Greece set for next loan and second bailout
Eurozone finance heads discussed the Greek crisis late into the night but what will it all mean for Ireland’s interests?
Winehouse cancels part of European tour after Belgrade debacle
A spokesman said she cannot perform to the best of her ability at present. We wonder why?