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Dublin: 9 °C Friday 26 April, 2019

#Greece

From The42 Ireland to play two of their three U17 European Championships group stage games in Dublin On Home Turf

Ireland to play two of their three U17 European Championships group stage games in Dublin

Colin O’Brien’s charges face Greece, Czech Republic and Belgium in next month’s tournament.

From TheJournal.ie From pastries to passports: How the Macedonian name change will affect citizens 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.

From TheJournal.ie After years of dispute, Greece ratifies new name deal with Macedonia Macedonia

After years of dispute, Greece ratifies new name deal with Macedonia

Greek media polls show a majority of respondents are against the change

From TheJournal.ie Violent clashes erupt in Athens as tens of thousands protest Macedonian name deal 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.

From TheJournal.ie Greek Prime Minister narrowly survives confidence vote after Macedonia name row Greece

Greek Prime Minister narrowly survives confidence vote after Macedonia name row

A total of 151 lawmakers supported Alexis Tsipras’ government out of 299 present.

From TheJournal.ie Temperatures plunge to -23C in Greece as Athens experiences rare snowfall Extreme Weather

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'He showed people how to be a human being': His Blood Bikes East colleagues pay tribute to Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp Greek Wildfires This post contains videos

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Cork activist arrested in Greece returns home to Ireland Homecoming

Cork activist arrested in Greece returns home to Ireland

Sean Binder was arrested in Greece in August.

From TheJournal.ie 'The power of laughter can't be underestimated': Irish clowns performing for refugee children in Greece Clowns Without Borders

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Macedonians have voted to change the name of their country Balkan Ballot This post contains videos

Macedonians have voted to change the name of their country

The country will be called North Macedonia if the plan passes through parliament.

From TheJournal.ie Today, Macedonia votes on whether it should add 'North' to its name. Here's why 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.

From TheJournal.ie Cork man accused of helping migrants into Greece detained for 'at least' another 40 days Lesbos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Eight years and €289 billion later, Greece exits its final bailout today Join The Club This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Donation page set up for family of Greek fire victim during 'particularly tough time' Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp

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.

From TheJournal.ie Greek wildfire death toll climbs to 88 Mati

Greek wildfire death toll climbs to 88

Forensics experts have faced a difficult task trying to identify the bodies.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are testimonies': Serious signs arson started deadly Greek wildfires Mati

'There are testimonies': Serious signs arson started deadly Greek wildfires

At least 82 people, including an Irish citizen, were killed in the wildfires.

From TheJournal.ie 'You left us to God's mercy': Greek Defence Minister confronted as he visits area devastated by wildfires Anger

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'He was part of our family': Colleagues pay tribute to Irishman who died in Greek wildfires RIP

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman who died in Greek wildfires praised for his 'no-nonsense, can-do' charity work RIP

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.

From TheJournal.ie 79 dead and 187 injured: Rescuers search Greek towns after deadly wildfires National Tragedy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irishman confirmed to have died in Greek wildfires Wildfires

Irishman confirmed to have died in Greek wildfires

He has been named as Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp.

From TheJournal.ie Irish newlyweds separated in Greek fires: 'He'd be the type to ensure Zoe was safe and go back to help others' Groom Missing

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.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Foreign Affairs updates travel advice for Greece as Irish honeymoon couple caught up in wildfires Wildfires

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.

From TheJournal.ie Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74 Athens

Flames ravage Greek seaside as wildfires kill 74

Authorities said that 26 bodies were discovered at a seaside resort this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people travelling to Greece urged to contact travel provider as wildfires continue to rage Deadly Blazes

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.

From TheJournal.ie Eight years and three bailouts later, Greece's debt crisis is finally over We Made It

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.

From TheJournal.ie Macedonia will today agree to change its name but tensions are high on the Greek border 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.

From TheJournal.ie Macedonia agrees to change its name, ending decades-long dispute with Greece 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.

From TheJournal.ie Six people, including three children, killed when smuggler's jeep crashed Greece

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.

From TheJournal.ie Greek mayor (75) kicked and punched by 'far-right thugs' at WW1 event Thessaloniki

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.”

From TheJournal.ie Traumatised bears and wolves find solace at Greek sanctuary Bear Dancing

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.

From TheJournal.ie Greece's maverick ex-minister Varoufakis launches new political party Mera25

Greece's maverick ex-minister Varoufakis launches new political party

The former Finance Minister says the party “will not mince our words”.

From TheJournal.ie 'People aren't fleeing for no reason, they are forced to leave - forced by killing' Syria To Ireland

'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.

From TheJournal.ie At least 16 people, including six children, die after boat capsizes off Greece Aegean Sea

At least 16 people, including six children, die after boat capsizes off Greece

Another three people are missing after the boat went down overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Macedonia to change the name of Alexander the Great airport to heal rift with the Greeks 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Why Macedonia has been embroiled in a decades-long row with Greece about its name 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.

From The42 Croatia close in on ticket to Russia 2018 as they fire four and ease past Greece Cruising
From TheJournal.ie Greek people will no longer have to be sterilised before changing gender identity Transgender

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A woman going to Denmark fell asleep on her flight and woke up in Greece All Aboard

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.

From TheJournal.ie Advice issued to Irish travelling to Greece and Turkey following major earthquake Travel Agent

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.

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