Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Greece

All time
From pastries to passports: How the Macedonian name change will affect citizens
There is no shortage of minutiae to be ironed out over the coming years.
After years of dispute, Greece ratifies new name deal with Macedonia
Greek media polls show a majority of respondents are against the change
Violent clashes erupt in Athens as tens of thousands protest Macedonian name deal
Police estimates put the number of demonstrators at 60,000 at 12pm.
Greek Prime Minister narrowly survives confidence vote after Macedonia name row
A total of 151 lawmakers supported Alexis Tsipras’ government out of 299 present.
Temperatures plunge to -23C in Greece as Athens experiences rare snowfall
The snowfall in Athens prompted authorities to close schools and courthouses, while many public offices and banks provided minimal services.
'He showed people how to be a human being': His Blood Bikes East colleagues pay tribute to Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp
O’Callaghan-Westropp died after being caught up in the Greek wildfires this summer.
Cork activist arrested in Greece returns home to Ireland
Sean Binder was arrested in Greece in August.
'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece
The show has been developed to help children who are suffering from trauma.
Macedonians have voted to change the name of their country
The country will be called North Macedonia if the plan passes through parliament.
Today, Macedonia votes on whether it should add 'North' to its name. Here's why
If Macedonia vote in favour of the change, it could pave the way for the Balkan country to join the EU.
Cork man accused of helping migrants into Greece detained for 'at least' another 40 days
Seán Binder was volunteering with an NGO when he was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking and being a member of a criminal organisation.
Eight years and €289 billion later, Greece exits its final bailout today
The country is not out the woods though and its people are still feeling austerity.
Donation page set up for family of Greek fire victim during 'particularly tough time'
The page has been endorsed by Fr Shay Casey, a family friend of Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp.
Greek wildfire death toll climbs to 88
Forensics experts have faced a difficult task trying to identify the bodies.
'There are testimonies': Serious signs arson started deadly Greek wildfires
At least 82 people, including an Irish citizen, were killed in the wildfires.
'You left us to God's mercy': Greek Defence Minister confronted as he visits area devastated by wildfires
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
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
Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp was on his honeymoon when he and his wife Zoe Holohan were caught in the fires.
79 dead and 187 injured: Rescuers search Greek towns after deadly wildfires
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
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'
Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp married Zoe Holohan last Thursday and they had just gone on their honeymoon.
Department of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Greece as Irish honeymoon couple caught up in wildfires
While the woman has since been hospitalised, the man remains missing.
Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74
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
Irish tourists already there are being urged to monitor local news reports and follow the advice of local authorities.
Eight years and three bailouts later, Greece's debt crisis is finally over
Greece’s economy has stabilised after being in turmoil for many years.
Macedonia will today agree to change its name but tensions are high on the Greek border
Greece also has a northern province called Macedonia.
Macedonia agrees to change its name, ending decades-long dispute with Greece
If the deal is approved by both countries’ parliaments, Macedonia will be known as the Republic of North Macedonia.
Six people, including three children, killed when smuggler's jeep crashed
A 12-year-old girl and two boys aged five and nine are among the dead.
Greek mayor (75) kicked and punched by 'far-right thugs' at WW1 event
“They were hitting me everywhere,” Boutaris told state agency ANA. “It was a despicable attack, but I am well.”
Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary
Bear dancing — forcibly taught to the animals by making them walk on hot coals — is a practice that still survives in the Balkans.
Greece's maverick ex-minister Varoufakis launches new political party
The former Finance Minister says the party “will not mince our words”.
'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing'
A Syrian refugee explains why he left his home country to start a new life in Ireland.
At least 16 people, including six children, die after boat capsizes off Greece
Another three people are missing after the boat went down overnight.
Macedonia to change the name of Alexander the Great airport to heal rift with the Greeks
They’re also going to rename a motorway “Friendship Highway”.
Why Macedonia has been embroiled in a decades-long row with Greece about its name
ICYMI: Macedonia is both the name of a Balkan country, and the name of a northern province in Greece.
Croatia close in on ticket to Russia 2018 as they fire four and ease past Greece
The game finished 4-1 in Zagreb.
Greek people will no longer have to be sterilised before changing gender identity
People can also make the decision from the age of 15.
A woman going to Denmark fell asleep on her flight and woke up in Greece
The ticket mix-up at Charles de Gaulle airport was not noticed by airline staff.
Advice issued to Irish travelling to Greece and Turkey following major earthquake
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
The massive quake, which measured 6.7 on the Richter scale, struck at 11.30pm Irish time last night.