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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Greece

This month
September 2023
Death toll from floods in Greece rises to 15 after four more bodies found
Greece’s fire service said that since flooding hit central Greece on Tuesday it has evacuated nearly 3,500 people. Rescue efforts continue.
Netherlands move into Euro slot with 3-0 victory over Greece
They face Ireland next at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.
Death toll from storms and flooding in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria rises to 14
A flash flood at a campsite in north-western Turkey, near the border with Bulgaria, killed at least five people and swept away bungalow homes.
Syrian family loses EU lawsuit against Frontex deportation, despite lodging asylum request
The EU General Court determined that border protection agency Frontex was not responsible for the underlying decision to remove the family, only Greece was.
11 people dead as torrential rain causes flooding in Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria
The floods struck Greece as it recovers from massive wildfires.
At least five people dead after severe rainstorms trigger flooding across Europe
Turkish interior minister Ali Yerlikaya said four other people were missing after the flash flood swept over a campsite in the Kirklareli province.
Greek Wildfires: Experts blame poor government planning for devastation
While the Greek government have focused on climate change to explain recent fires, experts in the country say there is more to the story
Last month
August 2023
'I didn't see myself in the team. As manager, I'm responsible for that'
Ahead of Thursday’s Euro 2024 qualifier away to France, Stephen Kenny has offered an honest assessment of June’s defeat in Athens.
Greece blaze is 'largest wildfire ever recorded in EU'
Eleven planes and one helicopter from the EU fleet have been sent to help Greece counter the fire.
Greece reinforces firefighters as massive wildfire shows no sign of abating
The blaze near the Turkish border has destroyed vast tracts of forest and triggered the evacuation of thousands of people.
Firefighters in Greece struggle to tame wildfires raging for a sixth day
The wildfires are now the largest in the EU on record for 2023 and the second largest since 2000, according to the EU.
Greek police arrest 140 on suspicion of arson as firefighters struggle to contain blazes
In the last two days, 19 people believed to be migrants – including two children – have been killed in forest blazes.
Tory MP accuses Greece of 'opportunism' for suggesting British Museum isn't safe after thefts
Last week the museum announced that items from its collection were found to be ‘missing, stolen or damaged’.
Athens district evacuated as Greek fire death toll hits 20
The bodies of 18 people were discovered near the border with Turkey.
Death toll from this week's Greek wildfires hits 20 as firefighters battle to contain new blazes
Over 60 fires had erupted in the last 24 hours, and six countries are sending help.
Man dies in wildfire raging north of Athens, as firefighters battle fresh blazes across Greece
Civil protection authorities warned of an “extreme” fire risk in the region around Athens and other parts of southern Greece.
July 2023
Fire service says Greece wildfires mostly under control, but strong winds still a threat
More than 460 firefighters are still deployed in Rhodes, Corfu and central Greece as a precaution.
Wildfires reach outskirts of Athens as strong gusts of wind cause flare-ups around Greece
Firefighters also battled flames on Rhodes for a 10th successive day.
Taoiseach calls on airlines to be generous with wildfire-related compensation
Around 2,000 Irish holiday makers could be on the Greek islands of Corfu and Rhodes.
Two killed after plane crashes while battling wildfires on Greek island of Evia
A man was found burnt to death in a separate incident today.
Nearly 2,500 people evacuated from Corfu as prime minister warns Greece 'at war' with wildfires
Tens of thousands of people have already fled blazes on the island of Rhodes.
Fires were also burning on Greece's second largest island of Evia yesterday.
Travel giant TUI yesterday said it was suspending holiday packages to Rhodes until Friday.
The Department of Foreign Affairs is advising against travel to the affected areas.
Two killed after plane crashes while battling wildfires on Greek island of Evia
Irish citizens warned to 'stay away' from areas struck by Rhodes wildfires as 30k people evacuated
Over 2,000 evacuated from Corfu as Greece's largest-ever wildfire evacuation continues
It comes as tens of thousands of people fled wildfires on the Greek island of Rhodes yesterday.
Irish citizens warned to 'stay away' from areas struck by Rhodes wildfires as 30k people evacuated
The Department of Foreign Affairs said it has been contacted by ‘a number of Irish citizens’ impacted by the fires.
The Department is advising Irish citizens to be alert and stay away from the affected areas.
High winds forecast for today are expected to hamper firefighters' battle to contain the blaze.
Police in the country have said it is the "biggest fire evacuation ever in Greece".
Resorts evacuated as blaze rages out of control on Greek island of Rhodes amid heatwave
More than 200 firefighters and 40 fire engines were operating on the ground.
Firefighters across Europe rush to Greece as gruelling Mediterranean heatwave takes toll
New evacuations were ordered today as wildfires raged near the Greek capital.
‘Fundamentally unhealthy’: No, you wouldn't choose 40 degrees over a rainy day in Ireland
‘Forty degrees makes it uncomfortable just to sit or lie down, let alone to do anything meaningful,’ said climatologist Peter Thorne.
Athens Acropolis closes at hottest hours as Greece hit with heatwave
Temperatures reached 39 degrees in Athens yesterday, and parts of the country could see highs as much as 44 degrees today.
Parents of teenager who died on Greek holiday say son ‘had so much love to give’
Andrew O’Donnell died on the island of Ios on 1 July.
Parents of Dublin teenager who died on Greek island pay tribute to ‘fabulous son’
Max Wall was one of two former pupils of St Michael’s College who died while on holiday in Ios.
Funeral details announced for Dublin teenagers who died in Greece
Both students died last weekend during a holiday.
'We will never forget them': Dublin school holds prayer service for students who died in Greece
Many of the attendees at the service were classmates of Andrew O’Donnell and Max Wall and had been on the island of Ios at the time of their deaths.
Irish students form guard of honour on Greek island to mourn teenagers
Andrew McDonnell and Max Wall had recently completed their Leaving Certificate exams.
Turkey accuses Greece of pushing back boats of migrants after 95 people rescued
Turkey’s latest accusations came just weeks after a fishing trawler carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in Greek waters, leaving at least 82 dead.
Tributes to 'bright, sporting young men' after deaths of two Dublin students on Greek island
Andrew O’Donnell and Max Wall were on holiday on the island after completing their exams.
Dublin school mourns 'devastating loss' after deaths of two post-Leaving Cert students in Greece
Andrew O’Donnell and Max Wall were recent graduates of St Michael’s College in Dublin.
June 2023
Tributes paid to young Co. Laois man who died in drowning incident in Greece
Local councillor John King told The Journal that the tragic news of Rory’s death has put ‘a tremendous darkness over the area’.
Conservatives sweep back to power in Greek election
Voters in Greece gave the conservatives their widest winning margin in almost 50 years yesterday.
Projections in Greek election show landslide win for New Democracy party
Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ party is projected to win 40.5% of the vote.
Nine men suspected of crewing migrant-smuggling ship that sank off Greece appear in court
The Egyptian men face charges that include participation in a criminal organisation, manslaughter and causing a shipwreck.
Mbappe sets another record as France continue winning run
Mbappe’s 55th-minute penalty ensured a 1-0 win over Greece.