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# 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 34,748 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 19,325 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 7,906 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 27,677 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 14,684 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 23,371 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 29,973 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 25,790 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 109,118 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 30,852 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 50,920 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 110,881 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 14,529 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 19,111 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 25,367 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 37,234 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 14,207 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 15,219 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 12,199 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 27,335 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 13,385 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 18,565 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 13,721 Views 41 Comments

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

# greece - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Croatia close in on ticket to Russia 2018 as they fire four and ease past Greece
# Cruising
From The42
# Cruising

Croatia close in on ticket to Russia 2018 as they fire four and ease past Greece

Nov 9th 2017, 10:11 PM 8,791 Views 7 Comments

The game finished 4-1 in Zagreb.

# greece - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Greek people will no longer have to be sterilised before changing gender identity
# Transgender
# Transgender

Greek people will no longer have to be sterilised before changing gender identity

Oct 10th 2017, 3:03 PM 8,549 Views 46 Comments

People can also make the decision from the age of 15.

# greece - Saturday 29 July, 2017

A woman going to Denmark fell asleep on her flight and woke up in Greece
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

A woman going to Denmark fell asleep on her flight and woke up in Greece

Jul 29th 2017, 8:45 AM 53,589 Views 42 Comments

The ticket mix-up at Charles de Gaulle airport was not noticed by airline staff.

# greece - Friday 21 July, 2017

Advice issued to Irish travelling to Greece and Turkey following major earthquake
# Travel Agent
# Travel Agent

Advice issued to Irish travelling to Greece and Turkey following major earthquake

Jul 21st 2017, 5:30 PM 16,773 Views 14 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said there are no indications of any Irish citizens being involved in the earthquake.

Two dead, 120 injured, in massive earthquake in Greece and Turkey
# Devastation
# Devastation

Two dead, 120 injured, in massive earthquake in Greece and Turkey

Jul 21st 2017, 7:22 AM 22,577 Views 5 Comments

The massive quake, which measured 6.7 on the Richter scale, struck at 11.30pm Irish time last night.

# greece - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Deaths and abuse of migrants 'clearly linked' to EU policies, says Amnesty

Jul 6th 2017, 7:42 AM 9,196 Views 47 Comments

Italy has recently threatened to close its ports to foreign ships in an effort to force the EU to react.

# greece - Monday 26 June, 2017

Irish teenager drowns in Crete swimming pool
# Drowning
# Drowning

Irish teenager drowns in Crete swimming pool

Jun 26th 2017, 1:29 PM 51,636 Views 9 Comments

She was found unconscious in the pool.

# greece - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Rubbish is piling up on Athens' streets as temperatures soar
# Anti-austerity Protests
# Anti-austerity Protests

Rubbish is piling up on Athens' streets as temperatures soar

Jun 22nd 2017, 8:35 PM 22,139 Views 28 Comments

Greek workers are protesting against staff shortages that have resulted from terminating hundreds of short-term contracts.

# greece - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey
# Left With Nothing
# Left With Nothing

This I can carry - Irish exhibit shows the meagre possessions refugees hold following a harrowing journey

Jun 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,123 Views 20 Comments

Dutch-Irish artist Annabel Konig spent a month in the migrant accommodation centres in Athens in early May.

# greece - Saturday 27 May, 2017

People from this Greek beach village have a gene that helps them live longer, despite diet
# New Discovery
# New Discovery

People from this Greek beach village have a gene that helps them live longer, despite diet

May 27th 2017, 9:00 PM 36,129 Views 14 Comments

The isolate population in Mylopotamos live on a diet rich in animal fat.

# greece - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Former Greek Prime Minister 'seriously hurt' in bomb attack
# Athens
# Athens

Former Greek Prime Minister 'seriously hurt' in bomb attack

May 25th 2017, 5:15 PM 20,428 Views 22 Comments

ERT said Papademos, PM from 2011 to 2012, had been targeted by a letter bomb.

# greece - Saturday 6 May, 2017

Heightened security at An Post depots after attempted bombing of Dublin financial firm
# Prepared
# Prepared

Heightened security at An Post depots after attempted bombing of Dublin financial firm

May 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 52,175 Views 41 Comments

A letterbomb addressed to a Dublin firm was stopped in a French postal depot before it could be delivered.

# greece - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Ireland slips down the global tourism competitiveness scale
# Not Worried
# Not Worried

Ireland slips down the global tourism competitiveness scale

Apr 15th 2017, 8:30 PM 17,719 Views 41 Comments

But the industry isn’t too worried.

# greece - Monday 30 January, 2017

Greek police probe string of deaths in migrant camp
# Migrant Deaths
# Migrant Deaths

Greek police probe string of deaths in migrant camp

Jan 30th 2017, 10:51 PM 8,963 Views 10 Comments

Police are investigating the deaths of three migrants in six days.

# greece - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

The first 40 minors coming to Ireland from the Calais migrant camp will be teenage boys
# Resettlement
# Resettlement

The first 40 minors coming to Ireland from the Calais migrant camp will be teenage boys

Jan 10th 2017, 4:30 PM 29,835 Views 277 Comments

About 20 of the unaccompanied minors will be coming in the coming weeks.

# greece - Friday 6 January, 2017

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016

Jan 6th 2017, 3:42 PM 8,176 Views 14 Comments

Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.