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11 December 2018 11:36 ‘British couple’ in 70s held after large amount of cocaine found on cruise ship

A couple have been detained after a “large amount of cocaine” was found on a cruise ship returning from the Caribbean. The Policia Judiciaria in Portugal said foreign nationals – aged 72 and 70 and believed to be British – were detained in Lisbon after receiving information from the UK National Crime Agency. The force said they were arrested on suspicion 2

03 December 2018 14:11 England set for Dutch showdown in Portugal

England will face Holland in the UEFA Nations League semi-final next summer. Gareth Southgate’s men qualified for the last four of the inaugural tournament with a late victory over Croatia last month, topping their group that also included Spain. Hosts Portugal will play Switzerland in the other last-four tie on June 5 in Porto, with the final and third-place 2

01 December 2018 19:48 United come from two down to draw at Southampton

Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera’s goals snatched slapdash Manchester United a 2-2 Premier League draw at Southampton. Marcus Rashford set up two goals in six minutes, to make amends for conceding the free-kick that let Southampton take a 2-0 lead. Adam Armstrong drilled his third goal in two games to give Saints a surprise lead, before Cedric Soares 2

30 November 2018 14:22 McCarthy: Ireland 'wouldn't have gotten out of the group' if Keane stayed in Saipan

Mick McCarthy has opened up about his relationship with Roy Keane in a candid interview with Eamonn Dunphy. The newly appointed Irish manager was speaking to the pundit who fronts Paddy Power’s new programme Head2Head. Keane was sent home after a row with the manager in Saipan during the 2002 World Cup and refused his invitation to return for the tournament 4

02 November 2018 15:59 Ireland to host European Cross Country Championships in 2020

Ireland has won its bid to host the European Cross Country Championships in 2020, it was announced today. The event will take place on a purpose built cross country track at the National Sports Campus on December 13, 2020. It is the second time the championships will be held in Ireland after Athletics Ireland previously hosted them in Santry in 2009. The announcement 7

19 October 2018 08:24 Ryanair signs agreement with Portuguese pilots' union

Ryanair has signed an agreement to end an ongoing dispute with pilots based in Portugal. The agreement will see the airline provide for seniority and base transfers, with contract negotiations to take place at the end of the month. Ryanair has also agreed similar arrangements with pilots in the UK and Italy this week, while it is expected to sign a recognition 6

10 October 2018 02:30 Kildare’s Conor O’Rourke labours at Q-School after round one

Kildare’s Conor O’Rourke has work to do heading into this morning’s second round of the European Tour qualifying school first stage event at Obidos, Portugal. The 27-year-old Naas player opened with a three-over-par round of 75 at the Bom Sucesso course. A birdie at the second was sandwiched by two bogeys while he reached the turn two over (39) after 12

08 October 2018 06:00 OPINION: Since the start of the century, Portugal has shown that decriminalisation of drug use is possible

Dr Nuno Capaz of the Lisbon Drug Addiction Dissuasion Commission gives his view on the drug policy debate. Portugal decriminalised the use of illegal drugs in 2001, a move which experts say has led to a ”spectacular” reduction in the number of infections among intravenous users and a significant drop in drug-related crimes. The country did not legalise 9

07 October 2018 15:16 Bjerregaard overhauls defending champion Hatton to claim Dunhill Links title

Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard denied Ryder Cup winner Tyrrell Hatton a third straight Alfred Dunhill Links Championship title after a storming final round at St Andrews. Hatton had taken a four-stroke advantage into a final round which was brought forward due to the threat of high winds in the area, but it was Bjerregaard who dealt best with the conditions 5

28 September 2018 05:51 Thousands of Ryanair passengers face disruption due to European strike action

Tens of thousands of Ryanair passengers will face disruption today due to strike action at the airline. Almost 3 hundred flights are cancelled because of the stoppage by cabin crews in Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Italy and Germany. The airline says emails or texts were sent to around 30-thousand affected customers. Ryanair has criticised 3