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Firefighters remove damaged trees from the road in Figueira da Foz on Sunday. Photograph: Getty

At least 300,000 homes in Portugalwere without power on Sunday after tropical storm Leslie hit the country’s Atlantic coast, bringing heavy rain, stro(...)

A report from the Ana Liffey drug project recommends that Ireland decriminalise drugs in quantities for personal use.  Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA

The sky “did not fall in” after a decision to decriminalise drugs for personal use in Portugal, according to the vice-president of the health commissi(...)

Decriminalisation would not apply just to the “stereotypical problem user that everyone has a mental image of”, says Marcus Keane, but “the entire country”. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Decriminalisation of drugs for personal use would benefit middle-class, occasional users of cocaine as much as it would entrenched heroin or crack-coc(...)

Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Nuala O’Connor (aka Nuala Ní Chonchúir) is a writer and poet who has published 14 books, most recently her fourth novel, Becoming Belle. Raised in Pal(...)

Web Summit chief executive  Paddy Cosgrave . Photograph: Getty Images

The Web Summit will remain in Lisbon until at least 2028 under a new €110 million deal agreed between the Irish company that runs the event and the Po(...)

Divers with the  centuries-old shipwreck off the coast of Cascais, Portugal. Photograph:  Augusto Salgado/Cascais City Hall/Handout via Reuters

Archaeologists in Portugal have discovered peppercorns, fragments of Chinese porcelain and bronze cannon among the sunken remains of a 400-year-old sh(...)

File photograph of naval manoeuvres off Roches Point, Cork. It is understood the Naval Service had been tracking the yacht that was detained on Thursday for some time.

Gardaí were continuing on Thursday night to question three men arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking following the detention of a yacht off the Ir(...)

Gisela Stuart, chairwoman of the Vote Leave campaign, speaks at the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin. Photograph: Lorcan Mullally/IIEA.

The chairwoman of the Vote Leave campaign has said a no-deal Brexit is not in the interests of either the UK or the EU. Gisela Stuart also said she b(...)

Shelbourne Hotel  general manager JP Kavanagh outside the landmark Dublin hotel. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

JP Kavanagh strides through the lobby of the Shelbourne Hotel and offers a warm greeting to the grand old dame of the city’s hospitality industry. On(...)

 Torre de Belem tower overlooks the  river Tagus in Lisbon. Photograph:  Stock image

Hurtling around Portugal’s capital city on a tuk tuk tour gives you a real sense of the grand colonial history of the place and the stark contrast tha(...)

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