The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to a number of Irish people who have been caught up in the Greek wildfires.
Our condolences with Greece at this difficult time. Irish citizens in region should keep up to date with local media + follow advice of Greek authorities in affected areas. Irish citizens affected can contact Irish Embassy in Athens +30 210 723 2771 or my Dept +353 1 408 2000.— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney)
Fears are growing for Irishman Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp who was honeymooning at the resort of Mati when the blaze started on Monday.
His wife Zoe Holohan is being treated in hospital for burns, the couple were separated trying to escape the blaze.
President Higgins has written to the President of to offer, "on behalf of the people of Ireland, our deepest condolences and our solidarity."— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL)
Franco De Bonis works at Blood Bikes Dublin, with Mr O'Callaghan Westropp and says he's a great colleague:
"His just one of these big personalities would have headed off fully looking forward to a wonderful time, rest relaxation and here we are."