The general election result was a clear victory for prime minister and Social Democratic party leader Pedro Passos Coelho but the coalition no longer controls parliament. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

“A right-wing government in a left-wing parliament,” was the headline in Jornal de Notícias newspaper following Sunday’s Portuguese general election. (...)

Flight EI 490 left Dublin for Faro at 6.20am but proceeded to circle back to Dublin Airport and landed at 7.06am after a technical fault was discovered mid-air. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

An Aer Lingus flight to Portugal was forced to make an emergency landing in Dublin this morning 45 minutes after take-off. Flight EI 490 left Dublin f(...)

Pedro Passos Coelho, Portugal’s prime minister and leader of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), celebrates after securing victory in the Portuguese election in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Paulo Duarte/Bloomberg.

Portugal’s centre-right government on Sunday won an election that was a test of its tough austerity stance, but its failure to win a majority in parl(...)

Pedro Passos Coelho: ‘We’ve spent four years talking about finances and the economy and now everything is in order we can put the dignity back into politics.’ Photograph: Miguel A Lopes/EPA.

Tomorrow Pedro Passos Coelho will attempt to become the first prime minister of a bailed out euro-zone country to gain re-election. The conservative P(...)

Building materials group CRH tracked industry rivals to close 1.3 per cent down at €23.09. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

European shares closed higher, as firmer utility stocks and gains on the Lisbon bourse before weekend elections in Portugal propped up markets in spi(...)

Sunshine and gun crime: Spain’s Costa del Sol is popular with holidaymakers and Irish criminals. Photograph: PA

The gun murder of Dubliner Gary Hutch (34) is thelatest in a series of killings in which Irish criminals who set off for a lifeof crime in the sun hav(...)

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times  Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The company behind the Web Summit has announced plans to move the annual tech expo from Dublin to Lisbon from next year. The move comes as a blow to p(...)

Munster’s Doug Howlett is tackled by Scott Waldrom of New Zealand in their 2008 match: “I don’t think I felt more alive in a match.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Every wannabe David, with understandable trepidation, is already lining himself up against a rugby Goliath. New Zealand against Namibia. Australia (...)

Danish retailer Tiger offers an Ikea-style lineup of oddball products. It is opening three new stores a week. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

An Ikea-style line-up of oddball products including mustachioed wine-openers and fruit-shaped flip-flops has fueled the global expansion of Danish ret(...)

Former Central Bank director Alan Gray speaking to the banking inquiry. Photograph: Oireachtas TV

A former director of the Central Bank and former adviser to Brian Cowen said it was a mistake to meet the then taoiseach and former Anglo Irish Ban(...)