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Greek PM says migrant smugglers have been ‘crushed’ as he views new camp
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Greek PM says migrant smugglers have been ‘crushed’ as he views new camp

Oct 1st 2021, 3:43 PM 9,722 Views 3 Comments

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
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Man dies and nearly a dozen injured after strong quake on Greek island of Crete

Updated Sep 27th 2021, 3:45 PM 26,236 Views 7 Comments

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
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Eleven families arrive in Ireland from Moria refugee camp in Lesbos

Sep 13th 2021, 10:51 PM 26,783 Views 29 Comments

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
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Man arrested over Limerick student's death to appear before Greek judicial investigator

Sep 1st 2021, 4:10 PM 26,037 Views 0 Comments

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
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Man arrested in connection with death of 22-year-old Limerick man in Greece

Aug 31st 2021, 1:36 PM 75,302 Views 0 Comments

Niall O’Brien died on the Greek island of Ios after being struck by another male, police said.

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Tributes paid to Limerick sportsman who died overnight on Greek island

Aug 30th 2021, 6:47 PM 62,642 Views 6 Comments

Niall O’Brien, aged in his 20s, died after sustaining serious head injuries.

Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say
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Greek megafires highlight failure to prepare, experts say

Aug 18th 2021, 7:48 AM 7,093 Views 4 Comments

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the blazes as an “ecological disaster”.

Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital
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Firefighters grapple with more wildfires near Greece’s capital

Aug 16th 2021, 5:32 PM 6,498 Views 0 Comments

A number of villages near Athens have been evacuated.

New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires
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New blaze breaks out on Greek island of Evia ravaged by wildfires

Aug 13th 2021, 1:16 PM 6,379 Views 1 Comment

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
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Almost 100,000 hectares of forest burned in Greece in less than two weeks

Aug 11th 2021, 9:20 PM 9,423 Views 13 Comments

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
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Hundreds of Greek firefighters battle to protect town from ferocious blaze

Aug 10th 2021, 8:33 PM 12,018 Views 4 Comments

Almost 900 firefighters, backed up by international reinforcements, are battling the blaze.

Firefighters battle blazes on Greek island of Evia for seventh consecutive day
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Firefighters battle blazes on Greek island of Evia for seventh consecutive day

Updated Aug 9th 2021, 10:17 PM 20,243 Views 3 Comments

Greece and neighbouring Turkey have been battling devastating blazes for nearly two weeks.

Reinforcements called in as Greece continues to battle huge wildfires
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Reinforcements called in as Greece continues to battle huge wildfires

Aug 8th 2021, 10:09 AM 12,097 Views 8 Comments

One volunteer firefighter died after suffering a head injury from a falling electricity pole.

Firefighter dies as Greece continues to deal with widespread blazes
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Firefighter dies as Greece continues to deal with widespread blazes

Aug 7th 2021, 12:24 PM 8,890 Views 6 Comments

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
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'We're talking about the apocalypse': Thousands flee wildfires burning out of control in Greece

Aug 6th 2021, 10:14 PM 36,787 Views 27 Comments

Firefighters are battling 56 active wildfires, Civil Protection chief Nikos Hardalias said.

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate
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Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Aug 1st 2021, 4:17 PM 27,771 Views 9 Comments

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
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Galatasaray fly home from Greece after allegedly refusing further Covid tests

Jul 13th 2021, 4:12 PM 5,277 Views 0 Comments

The visitors were due to play against Greek champions Olympiakos on Tuesday.

Greece fumes at North Macedonia over initials on Euro 2020 shirt
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Greece fumes at North Macedonia over initials on Euro 2020 shirt

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 5:00 PM 50,174 Views 21 Comments

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
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'Ecological disaster' feared as Greece battles massive forest fire

May 22nd 2021, 2:40 PM 13,541 Views 2 Comments

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
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Greece to fully vaccinate residents on its islands by end of June to boost tourism

May 11th 2021, 7:31 PM 15,841 Views 11 Comments

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
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Greece mourns the death of baby who died from Covid aged just 37 days old

Mar 8th 2021, 8:13 PM 29,771 Views 12 Comments

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted “the grief is unbearable”.

Three people dead after heaviest snow in a decade hits Greece
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Three people dead after heaviest snow in a decade hits Greece

Feb 16th 2021, 5:58 PM 25,115 Views 3 Comments

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
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Greece shuts down all schools as hospitals are overwhelmed

Nov 14th 2020, 11:48 AM 54,444 Views 58 Comments

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
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At least 38 dead and over 800 injured following strong earthquake off Turkish coast

Updated Oct 31st 2020, 5:45 PM 30,888 Views 3 Comments

The quake toppled buildings in Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city.

At least 14 dead as strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greece
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At least 14 dead as strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greece

Updated Oct 30th 2020, 8:05 PM 27,718 Views 3 Comments

On Samos, two teenagers died after being struck by a wall that collapsed.

Anger as Turkish army reopens Cyprus resort that has turned into ghost town
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Anger as Turkish army reopens Cyprus resort that has turned into ghost town

Oct 9th 2020, 8:35 AM 40,625 Views 20 Comments

The move threatened to further inflame tensions in the eastern Mediterranean, where Turkey has been engaged in bitter maritime disputes with Greece and Cyprus.

Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party found guilty of operating as criminal organisation
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Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party found guilty of operating as criminal organisation

Oct 7th 2020, 10:38 AM 16,523 Views 0 Comments

The judgement came to a background of clashes between police and anti-fascist demonstrators.

Ireland to resettle 50 people from fire-ravaged Greek refugee camp
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Ireland to resettle 50 people from fire-ravaged Greek refugee camp

Oct 1st 2020, 7:03 PM 27,755 Views 99 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee said today that Ireland will welcome refugee families from Greece under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.

Tear gas fired during migrant protests on Greek island of Lesbos
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Tear gas fired during migrant protests on Greek island of Lesbos

Sep 12th 2020, 5:06 PM 29,624 Views 15 Comments

Asylum seekers have been sleeping rough since Wednesday, when the Moria camp was gutted in apparent arson attacks.

Yanis Varoufakis calls Paschal Donohoe a 'chronic and pathetic finance minister'
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Yanis Varoufakis calls Paschal Donohoe a 'chronic and pathetic finance minister'

Sep 12th 2020, 3:33 PM 100,037 Views 82 Comments

Varoufakis served as the Greek Finance Minister from January to July 2015.

Thousands sleep outside after Greek refugee camp burns down
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Thousands sleep outside after Greek refugee camp burns down

Sep 11th 2020, 12:35 PM 14,354 Views 20 Comments

Greek authorities have said the fires on Tuesday and Wednesday evening were deliberately set by some of the camp’s residents.

Greece's largest refugee camp destroyed by second fire in a week
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Greece's largest refugee camp destroyed by second fire in a week

Sep 10th 2020, 10:58 AM 14,966 Views 28 Comments

The blaze means thousands more refugees are in need of emergency housing.

Thousands forced to flee after fire sweeps through Greece's largest refugee camp
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Thousands forced to flee after fire sweeps through Greece's largest refugee camp

Sep 9th 2020, 8:21 AM 17,545 Views 11 Comments

A state of emergency is set to be declared on the island.

Harry Maguire set for retrial after appeal against Greek court verdict is accepted
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Harry Maguire set for retrial after appeal against Greek court verdict is accepted

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 5:50 PM 11,584 Views 0 Comments

The Manchester United captain was handed a suspended prison sentence of 21 months and 10 days.

Villages evacuated as over 100 firefighters battle wildfire in Greece's Mani peninsula
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Villages evacuated as over 100 firefighters battle wildfire in Greece's Mani peninsula

Aug 22nd 2020, 6:30 PM 22,404 Views 3 Comments

Greece annually grapples wildfires during the dry summer season.

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire pleads not guilty in Greek court after Mykonos arrest
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Manchester United captain Harry Maguire pleads not guilty in Greek court after Mykonos arrest

Updated Aug 22nd 2020, 2:00 PM 21,405 Views 0 Comments

The £80million defender was arrested late on Thursday.

Government says Greece remains on Green List, despite 'second wave' of outbreak
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Government says Greece remains on Green List, despite 'second wave' of outbreak

Aug 11th 2020, 1:39 PM 36,558 Views 29 Comments

The country has seen a recent spike in Covid-19 cases.

Zappone welcomes arrival of 8 young people from Greek refugee camp
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Zappone welcomes arrival of 8 young people from Greek refugee camp

Jun 17th 2020, 6:01 PM 27,986 Views 55 Comments

The children will be received into the care of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency.

Greece to accept tourists from 29 countries from mid-June - but Ireland is not on the list
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Greece to accept tourists from 29 countries from mid-June - but Ireland is not on the list

Updated May 29th 2020, 7:25 PM 103,556 Views 91 Comments

The Greek government imposed an early lockdown, which is credited with limiting the spread of Covid-19.

Greece resumes island ferry services in bid to salvage summer tourist season
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Greece resumes island ferry services in bid to salvage summer tourist season

May 25th 2020, 9:01 AM 19,954 Views 28 Comments

Travel to the islands had been generally off-limits since a lockdown in late March.

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