Paulo Portas

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Paulo Portas’s appearance  on the Web Summit main stage turned out to be a swan song. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s just a week since the final day of the final Irish Web Summit for the foreseeable future and it already seems like ancient history. Two days lat(...)

The leader of Portuguese Socialist Party, António Costa (left), during a parliamentary debate on the government’s policy programme  on Monday. Costa is expected to become prime minister. Photograph: Antonio Cotrim/EPA

A Socialist government supported by the far left is set to take power in Portugal after defeating a short-lived minority centre-right administratio(...)

Paddy Cosgrave said he hoped the Summit would return to Dublin Photograph: Sportsfile

In his closing remarks at the Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave attempted to repair some of the damage done in recent weeks and keep alive the possibi(...)

New BFFs Paddy Cosgrave, left, chief executive of the  Web Summit, with deputy Prime Minister of Portugal Paulo Portas

The final day of Web Summit 2015 began with founder Paddy Cosgrave inviting an assortment of entrepreneurs, dignitaries and politicians on stage, but(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive, Web Summit, in the company of Miguel Frasquilho, left, Chairman & CEO of AICEP Portugal, and members of the WebSummit 2016 delegation on the Centre Stage during Day 3 of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

Day three of the Summit started on a Portugese theme with a sizeable Portuguese delegation taking the stage ahead of the move to Lisbon in 2016. The (...)

Portugal’s president Anibal Cavaco Silva, who has  accepted the line-up of a new minority government formed by premier Pedro Passos Coelho. Photograph: Manuel de Almeida/ EPA

Portugal’s president Anibal Cavaco Silva has accepted the line-up of a new minority government formed by premier Pedro Passos Coelho, setting the coun(...)

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(...)

Prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho makes his statement on the bailout exit accompanied by his ministers at St Bento Palace in Lisbon yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Rafael Marchante

Portugal is to follow Ireland’s lead an exit its EU-IMF bailout without the help of a precautionary credit line, prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho an(...)

Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has said Portugal should stick to the deficit reduction targets set out in its assistance programme. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Portugal should stick to the budget deficit reduction targets agreed with international lenders, the head of the eurozone finance ministers group Jero(...)

Members of the public wear red clown noses ahead of a  vote on a motion of confidence on prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho’s government. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters.

Portugal’s prime minister ruled out any backtracking on its bailout terms tonight as his revamped government easily won a confidence vote intended to (...)

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