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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Macedonia

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# Cruise Control
Barkley brace helps England hammer Montenegro to maintain perfect start to qualifiers
Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling were also on target as Gareth Southgate’s side ran out convincing winners.
# Macedonia
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.
# Macedonia
After years of dispute, Greece ratifies new name deal with Macedonia
Greek media polls show a majority of respondents are against the change
# Greece
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.
Voices
Why I travelled home to vote in favour of adding 'North' to Macedonia's name
Macedonia and Greece have been involved in a decades-long dispute over the name Macedonia and Alexander the Great.
# balkan ballot
Macedonians have voted to change the name of their country
The country will be called North Macedonia if the plan passes through parliament.
# Explainer
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.
# changing names
Macedonia to vote on renaming country tomorrow ... here are other countries that made a change
The country will vote on whether to rename their country The Republic of North Macedonia.
# A new dawn
Macedonia will today agree to change its name but tensions are high on the Greek border
Greece also has a northern province called Macedonia.
# what is in a name
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.
# Let's Be Friends
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”.
# friends again
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.
# Skopje
Politicians attacked after Macedonia's parliament stormed by 100 protesters
Footage shows chairs and tripods being thrown as fist fights broke out in the parliamentary press room.
Ireland 'perfect' for e-booking system that solved Macedonia's waiting list crisis
Since July 2013, doctors in Macedonia can book patients an appointment with a consultant online.
# Skopje
At least 15 dead as fierce storms hit Macedonian capital
One of the dead was an eight-year-old girl.
# Greece-Macedonia
Police fire tear gas at migrants leaving 260+ injured in border clash
Officials have denied that plastic bullets were used in the clash.
# migrant crisis
Tear gas fired as migrants try to storm Greece-Macedonia border fence
The UN’s rights chief criticised a “rising roar of xenophobia” towards migrants.
# Macedonia
Migrants are sewing their lips shut because they're not being allowed travel across Europe
One of them wrote ‘only freedom’ on his chest while two others wrote ‘Iran’ on their chest and forehead.
# Balkans
Nato is worried about the situation in Macedonia
A shoot-out left 22 people dead today.
# Upsets
Macedonia and 3 other occasions when Ireland have been humbled by a minnow
Slip-ups against lesser opposition aren’t a common occurrence but are we due one?
# France
French police arrest member of infamous 'Pink Panther' jewel-theft gang
The suspect had been on the run since breaking out of jail in Switzerland in May.
# orange squash
VIDEO: 16 years since Ireland 'had a Macedonia'
Mick McCarthy’s side conceded two penalties and Jason McAteer was red-carded in Skopje.
# Amnesty International
Plane used to transfer unlawfully detained man landed at Shannon
The plane used by the CIA landed in Shannon Airport on its way to Macadonia to pick the man up.
# Preview
Wales and Scotland in 'must-win' Cardiff clash
Both sides have started badly in Group A and need a positive result in Cardiff this evening.
# Goalfest
Irish Under-19s get off to flying Euro qualifiers start with win over Luxembourg
Aston Villa striker Mikey Drennan bagged a hat-trick in a comprehensive away win.
# COYBIG
Preview: Doolin's U19s begin Euro trail in Luxembourg
Ireland face the hosts later today before meeting Macedonia and Germany in their UEFA qualifying mini-tournament.
# Doping
Macedonian club banned and fined after two positive drug tests
Rabotnicki duo Milovan Petrovic and Dino Najdoski tested positive for banned substances following their Europa League meeting with Lazio last year.
# Dispute
Macedonia urges Greece to solve 20-year row over name
The two countries have been locked in a contentious dispute since 1991 over who gets to use the name Macedonia.
# Macedonia
ICJ rules Greece was wrong to block Macedonia's NATO bid
A dispute has been running between the two countries over the use of the name ‘Macedonia’.
# Farce
‘One Team in Tallinn’ – remembering Scotland’s ‘ghost game’ in Estonia
One kick in the Baltics… and it was all over as Craig Brown’s side kicked off and then heard the full time whistle.
# Game time
Euro 2012 preview: Andorra v Ireland... and all of Group B's permutations
Ireland and Giovanni Trapattoni could be five days from glory. Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple. Miguel Delaney goes through a very complex Group B
# Underdogs
WATCH: The Andorran football team's only ever competitive victory, plus 4 other shocks they (nearly) produced
Ahead of Friday’s game, we look at the minnows record in international football, and find that they are capable of producing the odd surprise result.
# Explainer
Explainer: If Greece goes bust, who gets crushed?
Take a look at who is the most exposed when it comes to the possibility of a Greek default…
# what if
Q and A: How Ireland can qualify and other Group B permutations
In light of last night’s results, we examine some of potential outcomes to Group B.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
In your bank holiday Saturday Fix: Strike looms at Aer Lingus; the high-price of government advice; U2′s controversial Glastonbury appearance; a hair-raising announcement from Wayne Rooney; and the accidental Facebook party.
# Mission possible
Euro 2012 Preview: Macedonia vs Ireland
“This is the seventh occasion the sides have met – a remarkable coincidence, given that Macedonia only became a member of FIFA in 1994 following the break-up of Yugoslavia”
# Science Fiction
Chart of the Week: does the price of a pint indicate a win for Ireland in Macedonia?
Trap’s side are in Skopje for a crunch Euro 2012 showdown. Does the inflationary cost of a pint correlate with rising Irish fortunes in Macedonia?
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
In today’s Fix: Mladic reacts to “monstrous” charges; Aer Lingus talks continue; new MRSA superbug in Dublin hospitals; and MI6 pull off ‘Operation Cupcake’.
# Euro 2012
Cox to partner Keane up front as Trap names team
After a week of speculation, the Italian has confirmed the XI that will face Macedonia tomorrow night.
# Captain's run
Keane a doubt following training ground knock
Trap may have to plan without skipper Robbie Keane after the final session at Gannon Park before departure for Skopje this afternoon.