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# Greece

June 2023
New accounts of fatal shipwreck off Greece clash with official version as death toll rises to 81
The new accounts raised further questions about the Greek coastguard’s response.
Ireland's failure to adapt to Greece's gameplan leaves Kenny on shaky ground
A look back at where it all went wrong for Ireland in Athens.
Ireland overwhelmed by Greece in deeply damaging defeat
Ireland were comfortably beaten 2-1 in Athens.
Ireland overwhelmed by Greece in deeply damaging defeat
Ireland were comfortably beaten 2-1 in Athens.
Idah and Smallbone handed starts against Greece
Darragh Lenihan is preferred to Dara O’Shea in the back three.
What we know so far about the shipwreck tragedy off Greece
Hundreds are missing, raising questions about whether more could have been done to prevent the tragedy off Greece.
Poll: What's your prediction for tonight's match between Ireland and Greece?
Kick off in the Greek capital is 7.45pm.
Greek police arrest nine suspected people smugglers over fatal capsizing of migrant boat
Fears were growing that the final toll could eventually run into the hundreds.
A draw not as valuable as it once was in Ireland's hinge game with Greece
Ordinarily a draw away to Greece would be a good result in a qualifying campaign, but the stakes are different tonight.
Greek rescuers scour the sea for survivors of 'horrific' migrant boat sinking
A fishing boat overloaded with migrants capsized and sank yesterday, killing at least 78 people.
Gus Poyet says Greece must beware of 'special' Evan Ferguson
The Greece manager is expecting a front-foot Irish performance in a game he says is a ‘must-win for both’.
This year
EU demands Greece investigate footage of alleged expulsion of migrants
The footage showed men accosting migrants, bundling them in a van, and taking them out into the Aegean Sea.
Greece's prime minister wins national elections, hailing victory as 'political earthquake'
Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s New Democracy party was 20 percentage points ahead of its main rival, the left-wing Syriza party.
Belarusian activist plucked off Ryanair flight in 2021 is jailed for 8 years
Protasevich has been accused of helping coordinate mass protests against Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko’s regime in 2020.
Greek rail inspector detained in connection with last month's train disaster
The employee was charged with the crime of ‘disruption of traffic safety’ causing the death of many people.
'We look like we’re a good team and could give anyone a game' - Kenny looks ahead to Greek test
Kenny also says it is ‘too early to say’ whether the Greece game is a must-win given Ireland’s difficult group.
Greece faces fresh protests in wake of fatal train crash
57 people, many of them students, were killed when a passenger train and freight train collided head-on last month.
Police fire tear gas at demonstrators protesting over Greek rail crash that killed 57 people
15 people were arrested in Athens for violence related to the demonstrations.
Greece faces fresh strikes and protests over rail crash that killed 57 people
Public anger remains widespread over decades of government mismanagement of the rail network and a failure to pursue safety reforms.
Greece's Prime Minister seeks forgiveness as thousands protest over rail tragedy
The station master implicated in the disaster is due in court on Sunday, where he may face charges of negligent homicide.
Greek station master's court date delayed as protests continue over train crash
Thousands of protesters have demonstrated across the country since Tuesday’s collision which killed at least 57 people.
Thousands of people protest in Greece over train crash that killed 57 people
At least 57 people were killed in the collision, sparking public criticism of government failures in the rail network.
Greece mourns country's worst ever train accident as death toll at 57
Hundreds of demonstrators have blamed the government for the disaster.
Death toll of Greek train crash rises to 42, as protests erupt over the disaster
The station master on duty at the time of the accident is due to appear before a prosecutor at the central city of Larissa later today.
Station master charged with negligent homicide after Greek train collision leaves 38 dead
Multiple cars were derailed and at least three caught on fire during the crash that injured 85 people.
'Borders must be managed': How Ireland and the EU are reacting to Europe's latest migrant crisis
A report by
Stephen McDermott
Tensions abound across the continent about how to manage an upsurge in refugees.
Problems managing an upsurge in refugee arrivals are facing European leaders as a whole.
NGOs say that no amount of tough rhetoric or measures will stop people from seeking refuge on the continent.
Greek MPs block jailed neo-Nazi from leading a new party in election
Kasidiaris was among several top Golden Dawn members who were handed heavy prison sentences in relation to the murder of an anti-fascist rapper.
Woman and three children drown in migrant shipwreck off Greece
Eye witnesses reported seeing an inflatable boat carrying around 40 migrants, including children and people with reduced mobility aboard.
All misdemeanour charges against Irishman Seán Binder in Greece dropped
Indictments were thrown out this morning following a recommendation from the prosecutor.
All misdemeanour charges against Irishman Seán Binder have been thrown out by a Greek court following a recommendation from the prosecutor.
However he still faces felony investigation for charges that carry prison sentences of up to 25 years.
Explainer: Why have Greece brought a case against Seán Binder and 23 other volunteers?
The case is before the Greek courts this week.
The case is before the Greek courts on the island of Lesbos this week.
The 24 co-accused could face lengthy jail terms if they are found guilty of charges including espionage and criminal membership.
The trial comes after the country's conservative government has vowed to make Greece "less attractive" to migrants.
Greek judge to rule on Friday whether to drop charges against Irish man accused of people smuggling
Seán Binder was arrested on the island of Lesbos in 2018.
'It seems dramatic; most of the time I did f**k all': Kerryman on migrant smuggling trial in Greece
Sean Binder faces trial in Greece this week.
Last year
Two-month-old baby dies in migrant shipwreck off Lesbos
The baby boy was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
UK and Greece in 'secret talks' over possible return of ancient sculptures
The Parthenon Marbles were taken from the Parthenon temple in Athens in the early 19th century.
Rescue under way as hundreds of migrants stranded on boat drifting off Crete
The coast guard said passengers on the boat had made a distress call to an emergency number during the night.
New York-bound Emirates flight returns to Athens with fighter jet escort after US terror alert
Security sources in Ireland told The Journal that the flight’s route was due to see it transit near or across Irish airspace en route to the US.
Ministers, ex-PM targeted in Greece wiretap scandal
Illegal software was used in collaboration with technology employed by Greece’s state intelligence agency.
'Ireland are very competitive, they don’t give up...we like a little more Latin football'
Greece manager Gus Poyet reacts to the Euro 2024 qualifier draw, which has paired his side with Ireland along with Netherlands and France.
Greece blocked over 150,000 migrants this year says migration minister
Charity groups have also accused Athens of illegally turning back migrants or forcing them over the border to Turkey.
EU financial oversight of Greece ends 12 years after bailouts
Athens will now have greater control over its domestic economic policy.