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Thursday 21 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Greece

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Greek firefighters continue to battle major wildfires amid heatwave
Temperatures were set to rise to 42 degrees Celsius in some regions.
Hotels and homes evacuated as Greece battles four major wildfires
More than 450 people were evacuated at the Vatera holiday resort on Lesbos.
Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in Greece as officials fear presence of 'dangerous chemicals'
All eight crew members were killed.
Northern Ireland beaten by Gus Poyet's Greece in Belfast as Nations League woes continue
It means Northern Ireland are still without a win after 11 attempts in the Nations League.
Greek rescuers find first ferry blaze victim, hours after another man is found alive
The 58-year-old Greek victim was one of 11 truck drivers who are missing.
Eleven people missing after passenger ferry catches fire near Greece
Several people are still unaccounted for.
Complaint filed with United Nations over torture of asylum seeker in Greece
The woman says she suffered abuse and witnessed the beating of children and a pregnant woman.
Backlash in Greece over snow storm 'fiasco' as thousands of cars left stranded
The army was brought in to help police, fire and state crews extricate some 3,500 stranded motorists.
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At least 30 dead in migrant boat sinkings along the coast of Greece
The incidents have happened near the island of Paros.
Pope calls Europe's neglect of migrants 'the shipwreck of civilisation' during Lesbos visit
The pontiff said Europe was “torn by nationalist egoism”.
Widely criticised trial of Irishman in Greece adjourned, moved to appeals court
Greek authorities have been accused of attempting to discourage humanitarian work by criminalising volunteers.
Human rights organisations have accused Greece of attempting to criminalise aid work for migrants, Michelle Hennessy reports.
A protest in Brussels this week called for authorities to drop the charges.
Hospitals starting to buckle under pressure in Greece as Covid-19 cases spike
The country notched up a record 8,613 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours.
Greek health workers protest over mandatory Covid vaccinations
The country yesterday reported a record number of new daily Covid-19 cases
Tighter restrictions announced for non-vaccinated in Greece as daily cases surge
The new measures come in this weekend.
Protesters denounce China at Winter Olympics flame-kindling ceremony in Greece
Three activists were restrained by police after holding a banner saying: ‘No genocide games’.
Greek PM says migrant smugglers have been ‘crushed’ as he views new camp
Migrant entries into Greece have fallen by about 90% compared with those of 2019, the prime minister noted.
Man dies and nearly a dozen injured after strong quake on Greek island of Crete
The quake struck at 7.17am Irish time and measured a magnitude of 5.8.
Eleven families arrive in Ireland from Moria refugee camp in Lesbos
Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said their arrival had taken ‘longer than hoped’ due to Covid-19.
Man arrested over Limerick student's death to appear before Greek judicial investigator
The 20-year-old Irish suspect may be sent to jail before a trial.
Man arrested in connection with death of 22-year-old Limerick man in Greece
Niall O’Brien died on the Greek island of Ios after being struck by another male, police said.
Tributes paid to Limerick sportsman who died overnight on Greek island
Niall O’Brien, aged in his 20s, died after sustaining serious head injuries.
Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the blazes as an “ecological disaster”.
Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital
A number of villages near Athens have been evacuated.
New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires
Four water-dropping aircraft and six helicopters have been sent to control the new fire.
Almost 100,000 hectares of forest burned in Greece in less than two weeks
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mistotakis described the 586 fires as “a natural disaster of exceptional magnitude”.
Hundreds of Greek firefighters battle to protect town from ferocious blaze
Almost 900 firefighters, backed up by international reinforcements, are battling the blaze.
Firefighters battle blazes on Greek island of Evia for seventh consecutive day
Greece and neighbouring Turkey have been battling devastating blazes for nearly two weeks.
Reinforcements called in as Greece continues to battle huge wildfires
One volunteer firefighter died after suffering a head injury from a falling electricity pole.
Firefighter dies as Greece continues to deal with widespread blazes
Thousands of residents and vacationers have fled approaching flames by land and by sea.
'We're talking about the apocalypse': Thousands flee wildfires burning out of control in Greece
Firefighters are battling 56 active wildfires, Civil Protection chief Nikos Hardalias said.
Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate
This year’s fire season has been significantly more destructive than previously, according to EU data.
Galatasaray fly home from Greece after allegedly refusing further Covid tests
The visitors were due to play against Greek champions Olympiakos on Tuesday.
Greece fumes at North Macedonia over initials on Euro 2020 shirt
The initials ‘cannot be accepted’ by Greece, according to Nikos Dendias, the country’s Foreign Minister.
'Ecological disaster' feared as Greece battles massive forest fire
The fire is “one of the biggest in the past 20 to 30 years”.
Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism
The Greek Prime Minister said: “My message is clear. We are open again.”
Greece mourns the death of baby who died from Covid aged just 37 days old
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted “the grief is unbearable”.
Three people dead after heaviest snow in a decade hits Greece
The ‘Medea’ cold front brought gale force winds, resulting in power outages and a delay to Athens’ vaccine rollout.
Greece shuts down all schools as hospitals are overwhelmed
Schools, kindergartens and daycare centres have all been shut in Greece as cases surge.
At least 38 dead and over 800 injured following strong earthquake off Turkish coast
The quake toppled buildings in Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city.
At least 14 dead as strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greece
On Samos, two teenagers died after being struck by a wall that collapsed.