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# greece - Monday 8 July, 2019

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras loses re-election to centre-right
# New Democracy
# New Democracy

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras loses re-election to centre-right

Jul 8th 2019, 7:01 AM 9,213 Views 33 Comments

Mitsotakis will be sworn in as Greece’s new prime minister today.

# greece - Sunday 7 July, 2019

After five years in power, Greece's bailout-era Syriza government is dumped from power
# Changing Of The Guard
# Changing Of The Guard

After five years in power, Greece's bailout-era Syriza government is dumped from power

Updated Jul 7th 2019, 6:17 PM 23,723 Views 56 Comments

Exit polls show Alexis Tsipras’ party has been ousted by the conservative opposition.

# greece - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

'Why should a young player suffer because of an opponent cheating and an official being misled?'
# Outspoken
From The42
# Outspoken

'Why should a young player suffer because of an opponent cheating and an official being misled?'

May 8th 2019, 5:41 PM 13,629 Views 1 Comment

Colin O’Brien is standing firm on his comments following Monday’s controversial red card against the Czech Republic.

# greece - Monday 6 May, 2019

Netherlands hit five past England to reach quarter-finals while Belgium see off Greece
# Roundup
From The42
# Roundup

Netherlands hit five past England to reach quarter-finals while Belgium see off Greece

May 6th 2019, 10:30 PM 11,123 Views 2 Comments

It was a busy day of action in the Uefa U17 European Championships across the country.

# greece - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Ireland to play two of their three U17 European Championships group stage games in Dublin
# On Home Turf
From The42
# On Home Turf

Ireland to play two of their three U17 European Championships group stage games in Dublin

Apr 11th 2019, 6:21 PM 3,790 Views 4 Comments

Colin O’Brien’s charges face Greece, Czech Republic and Belgium in next month’s tournament.

# greece - Sunday 27 January, 2019

From pastries to passports: How the Macedonian name change will affect citizens
# Macedonia
# Macedonia

From pastries to passports: How the Macedonian name change will affect citizens

Jan 27th 2019, 10:30 AM 20,938 Views 8 Comments

There is no shortage of minutiae to be ironed out over the coming years.

# greece - Friday 25 January, 2019

After years of dispute, Greece ratifies new name deal with Macedonia
# Macedonia
# Macedonia

After years of dispute, Greece ratifies new name deal with Macedonia

Jan 25th 2019, 4:00 PM 12,800 Views 14 Comments

Greek media polls show a majority of respondents are against the change

# greece - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Violent clashes erupt in Athens as tens of thousands protest Macedonian name deal
# Greece
# Greece

Violent clashes erupt in Athens as tens of thousands protest Macedonian name deal

Jan 20th 2019, 7:10 PM 17,225 Views 22 Comments

Police estimates put the number of demonstrators at 60,000 at 12pm.

# greece - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Greek Prime Minister narrowly survives confidence vote after Macedonia name row
# Greece
# Greece

Greek Prime Minister narrowly survives confidence vote after Macedonia name row

Jan 16th 2019, 10:32 PM 11,063 Views 10 Comments

A total of 151 lawmakers supported Alexis Tsipras’ government out of 299 present.

# greece - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Temperatures plunge to -23C in Greece as Athens experiences rare snowfall
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Temperatures plunge to -23C in Greece as Athens experiences rare snowfall

Jan 8th 2019, 8:24 PM 62,480 Views 49 Comments

The snowfall in Athens prompted authorities to close schools and courthouses, while many public offices and banks provided minimal services.

# greece - Saturday 29 December, 2018

'He showed people how to be a human being': His Blood Bikes East colleagues pay tribute to Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp
# Greek Wildfires
# Greek Wildfires

'He showed people how to be a human being': His Blood Bikes East colleagues pay tribute to Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp

Dec 29th 2018, 6:00 PM 15,389 Views 3 Comments

O’Callaghan-Westropp died after being caught up in the Greek wildfires this summer.

# greece - Monday 17 December, 2018

Cork activist arrested in Greece returns home to Ireland
# Homecoming
# Homecoming

Cork activist arrested in Greece returns home to Ireland

Dec 17th 2018, 11:36 AM 21,472 Views 0 Comments

Sean Binder was arrested in Greece in August.

# greece - Sunday 18 November, 2018

'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece
# Clowns Without Borders
# Clowns Without Borders

'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece

Nov 18th 2018, 7:30 AM 8,407 Views 9 Comments

The show has been developed to help children who are suffering from trauma.

# greece - Monday 1 October, 2018

Macedonians have voted to change the name of their country
# Balkan Ballot
# Balkan Ballot

Macedonians have voted to change the name of their country

Oct 1st 2018, 9:09 AM 41,651 Views 41 Comments

The country will be called North Macedonia if the plan passes through parliament.

# greece - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Today, Macedonia votes on whether it should add 'North' to its name. Here's why
# Explainer
# Explainer

Today, Macedonia votes on whether it should add 'North' to its name. Here's why

Sep 30th 2018, 8:30 AM 10,171 Views 9 Comments

If Macedonia vote in favour of the change, it could pave the way for the Balkan country to join the EU.

# greece - Saturday 15 September, 2018

Cork man accused of helping migrants into Greece detained for 'at least' another 40 days
# Lesbos
# Lesbos

Cork man accused of helping migrants into Greece detained for 'at least' another 40 days

Sep 15th 2018, 6:00 AM 24,360 Views 49 Comments

Seán Binder was volunteering with an NGO when he was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking and being a member of a criminal organisation.

# greece - Monday 20 August, 2018

Eight years and €289 billion later, Greece exits its final bailout today
# Join The Club
# Join The Club

Eight years and €289 billion later, Greece exits its final bailout today

Aug 20th 2018, 9:05 AM 34,728 Views 85 Comments

The country is not out the woods though and its people are still feeling austerity.

# greece - Friday 3 August, 2018

Donation page set up for family of Greek fire victim during 'particularly tough time'
# Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp
# Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp

Donation page set up for family of Greek fire victim during 'particularly tough time'

Aug 3rd 2018, 10:58 PM 19,281 Views 12 Comments

The page has been endorsed by Fr Shay Casey, a family friend of Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp.

# greece - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Greek wildfire death toll climbs to 88
# Mati
# Mati

Greek wildfire death toll climbs to 88

Jul 28th 2018, 2:15 PM 7,903 Views 5 Comments

Forensics experts have faced a difficult task trying to identify the bodies.

# greece - Friday 27 July, 2018

'There are testimonies': Serious signs arson started deadly Greek wildfires
# Mati
# Mati

'There are testimonies': Serious signs arson started deadly Greek wildfires

Jul 27th 2018, 7:14 AM 27,670 Views 24 Comments

At least 82 people, including an Irish citizen, were killed in the wildfires.

# greece - Thursday 26 July, 2018

'You left us to God's mercy': Greek Defence Minister confronted as he visits area devastated by wildfires
# Anger
# Anger

'You left us to God's mercy': Greek Defence Minister confronted as he visits area devastated by wildfires

Jul 26th 2018, 6:02 PM 14,679 Views 16 Comments

Greeks are seeking answers as the death toll from the devastating wildfires continues to mount.

'He was part of our family': Colleagues pay tribute to Irishman who died in Greek wildfires
# RIP
# RIP

'He was part of our family': Colleagues pay tribute to Irishman who died in Greek wildfires

Jul 26th 2018, 2:06 PM 23,310 Views 5 Comments

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp got married last week and was on his honeymoon when deadly fires swept through the town of Mati.

Irishman who died in Greek wildfires praised for his 'no-nonsense, can-do' charity work
# RIP
# RIP

Irishman who died in Greek wildfires praised for his 'no-nonsense, can-do' charity work

Jul 26th 2018, 8:34 AM 29,914 Views 11 Comments

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp was on his honeymoon when he and his wife Zoe Holohan were caught in the fires.

# greece - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

79 dead and 187 injured: Rescuers search Greek towns after deadly wildfires
# National Tragedy
# National Tragedy

79 dead and 187 injured: Rescuers search Greek towns after deadly wildfires

Updated Jul 25th 2018, 7:15 PM 25,766 Views 11 Comments

An Irish couple are reported to have been caught up in the giant wildfires which broke out on Monday.

Irishman confirmed to have died in Greek wildfires
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Irishman confirmed to have died in Greek wildfires

Jul 25th 2018, 6:05 PM 109,102 Views 80 Comments

He has been named as Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp.

Irish newlyweds separated in Greek fires: 'He'd be the type to ensure Zoe was safe and go back to help others'
# Groom Missing
# Groom Missing

Irish newlyweds separated in Greek fires: 'He'd be the type to ensure Zoe was safe and go back to help others'

Jul 25th 2018, 1:26 PM 30,829 Views 4 Comments

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp married Zoe Holohan last Thursday and they had just gone on their honeymoon.

# greece - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Department of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Greece as Irish honeymoon couple caught up in wildfires
# Wildfires
# Wildfires

Department of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Greece as Irish honeymoon couple caught up in wildfires

Updated Jul 24th 2018, 8:53 PM 50,915 Views 9 Comments

While the woman has since been hospitalised, the man remains missing.

Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74
# Athens
# Athens

Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74

Updated Jul 24th 2018, 6:40 PM 110,875 Views 35 Comments

Authorities said that 26 bodies were discovered at a seaside resort this morning.

Irish people travelling to Greece urged to contact travel provider as wildfires continue to rage
# Deadly Blazes
# Deadly Blazes

Irish people travelling to Greece urged to contact travel provider as wildfires continue to rage

Jul 24th 2018, 1:06 PM 14,526 Views 5 Comments

Irish tourists already there are being urged to monitor local news reports and follow the advice of local authorities.

# greece - Friday 22 June, 2018

Eight years and three bailouts later, Greece's debt crisis is finally over
# We Made It
# We Made It

Eight years and three bailouts later, Greece's debt crisis is finally over

Jun 22nd 2018, 7:17 AM 19,101 Views 42 Comments

Greece’s economy has stabilised after being in turmoil for many years.

# greece - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Macedonia will today agree to change its name but tensions are high on the Greek border
# A New Dawn
# A New Dawn

Macedonia will today agree to change its name but tensions are high on the Greek border

Jun 17th 2018, 10:18 AM 25,357 Views 18 Comments

Greece also has a northern province called Macedonia.

# greece - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Macedonia agrees to change its name, ending decades-long dispute with Greece
# What Is In A Name
# What Is In A Name

Macedonia agrees to change its name, ending decades-long dispute with Greece

Jun 12th 2018, 9:42 PM 37,230 Views 40 Comments

If the deal is approved by both countries’ parliaments, Macedonia will be known as the Republic of North Macedonia.

# greece - Friday 8 June, 2018

Six people, including three children, killed when smuggler's jeep crashed
# Greece
# Greece

Six people, including three children, killed when smuggler's jeep crashed

Jun 8th 2018, 5:07 PM 18,370 Views 0 Comments

A 12-year-old girl and two boys aged five and nine are among the dead.

# greece - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Greek mayor (75) kicked and punched by 'far-right thugs' at WW1 event
# Thessaloniki
# Thessaloniki

Greek mayor (75) kicked and punched by 'far-right thugs' at WW1 event

May 20th 2018, 12:00 PM 14,192 Views 12 Comments

“They were hitting me everywhere,” Boutaris told state agency ANA. “It was a despicable attack, but I am well.”

# greece - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary
# Bear Dancing
# Bear Dancing

Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary

May 12th 2018, 9:45 AM 15,183 Views 14 Comments

Bear dancing — forcibly taught to the animals by making them walk on hot coals — is a practice that still survives in the Balkans.

# greece - Monday 26 March, 2018

Greece's maverick ex-minister Varoufakis launches new political party
# Mera25
# Mera25

Greece's maverick ex-minister Varoufakis launches new political party

Mar 26th 2018, 3:29 PM 12,198 Views 49 Comments

The former Finance Minister says the party “will not mince our words”.

# greece - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'
# Syria To Ireland
# Syria To Ireland

'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'

Mar 18th 2018, 3:00 PM 27,307 Views 65 Comments

A Syrian refugee explains why he left his home country to start a new life in Ireland.

# greece - Saturday 17 March, 2018

At least 16 people, including six children, die after boat capsizes off Greece
# Aegean Sea
# Aegean Sea

At least 16 people, including six children, die after boat capsizes off Greece

Mar 17th 2018, 6:32 PM 13,381 Views 23 Comments

Another three people are missing after the boat went down overnight.

# greece - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Macedonia to change the name of Alexander the Great airport to heal rift with the Greeks
# Let's Be Friends
# Let's Be Friends

Macedonia to change the name of Alexander the Great airport to heal rift with the Greeks

Jan 24th 2018, 10:53 PM 18,482 Views 36 Comments

They’re also going to rename a motorway “Friendship Highway”.

# greece - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Why Macedonia has been embroiled in a decades-long row with Greece about its name
# Friends Again
# Friends Again

Why Macedonia has been embroiled in a decades-long row with Greece about its name

Jan 17th 2018, 9:40 AM 13,714 Views 41 Comments

ICYMI: Macedonia is both the name of a Balkan country, and the name of a northern province in Greece.