New Savoy project repositions

Savoy “Insular” to complete this summer

Savoy insular

At the ‘Pau de Fileira’ ceremony at the Savoy Residence Insular, (the Portuguese equivalent of a “topping out” ceremony) which is located … Read more

Working women in Portugal

… still earn less than men

working women

Last weekend saw both Labour Day and Mother’s Day, and the Diario took the occasion to report on the latest statistics regarding women in … Read more

Better wages promised

PM announces better wages on Labor Day

Costa, promising better wages

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa marked Labour Day on Sunday by pledging better wages in the country, by promoting a “reinforcement of the … Read more

4.0 earthquake last night

120 km off Porto Santo


The Diario reports that last night the Portuguese Weather Institute, IPMA, recorded, at 10:49 pm at the stations of the Mainland Seismic Network, an … Read more

House prices in Madeira rise 20%

Average house price is now €392k

House prices in Madeira, including Funchal, rose 20%

JM reports that the average home sales price increased by 20.3% in April in Madeira, compared to the same period in 2021, being one … Read more

New Pingo Doce supermarket

… planned for Santo António in Funchal

The Diario reports that the company Lidinvest, from the Pingo Doce group, has just acquired a 3,000 square metre plot of land in … Read more

Ryanair refunds now available

Teething problems reportedly resolved

JM reports that residents who have travelled on Ryanair can claim the mobility allowance at Post Office (CTT) counters from today (which is not a bank … Read more

easyJet debut stirs interest

Ryanair team also visits Porto Santo

easyJet debut

The Diario reports that yesterday saw easyJet debut in Porto Santo, as previously first reported here. The low-cost airline will establish two direct connections … Read more

Brits arrested for climbing 25th April Bridge

Lisbon commuters raise alarm

25th April Bridge

Various media outlets report that five young British people have been prevented from accessing the 25th April Bridge in Lisbon.

The group was arrested on Monday … Read more

Ryanair fines customers for failing to check in

… even though their website was down

check in

The Telegraph reports online that Ryanair has fined customers £55 for failing to check in online – even though its website was down.… Read more

Celebrity Edge – been and gone!

… with1,156 passengers and 988 crew

Further to the earlier post here JM reports that as scheduled, on a transatlantic voyage, from Port Everglades, the Celebrity Edge made a 10-hour … Read more

Portugal allowed energy price cap

Iberian exemption by EU

Spain and Portugal acting in unison to gain energy price cap

The European Commission gave its approval on Tuesday for an Iberian exception allowing Spain and Portugal to decouple the price of gas from that of … Read more

New Residency Cards

Temporary residence card validity and permanent residency  

New Residency Crad representation
Blevins Franks Portugal has received information from the British Embassy in Lisbon regarding the validity of new temporary residence cards under the
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50 drone operators now trained

Encumeada rockfall

Encumeada rockfall

Funchal Noticias yesterday reported on a rockfall on the Encumeada pass, complete with the photo opposite. No news on whether the road has been cleared and the area … Read more

Support for Free Trade Zone

Closure would see €400 million lost

Free Trade Zone headline

JM leads with a report that the University of Coimbra’s study on the cost-effectiveness of the Madeira Free Trade Zone concludes by the need … Read more

Celebrity Edge debuts tomorrow

“Game-changing” cruise ship heads for Funchal

Celebrity Edge

Jaime has been in touch to confirm that he is pretty sure that the Celebrity Edge will be making her Funchal debut arriving at … Read more

Passport chaos looms

Summer holidays at risk

Passport office

Earlier in the week, The Times reported that chaos was looming as the busy holiday season approached. They described how summer holidays were at risk for … Read more

Brewery workers win “fight”

… but demands continue

THE ECM brewery

JM reports that it was through a statement from the Union of Agricultural Workers and Food, Beverage and Tobacco Industries of Portugal (SINTAB for short!) highlighted … Read more

Pedregal tunnel on schedule

Important Levada do Norte project

Press conference at the Pedregal tunnel

The Pedregal tunnel will be completed in the summer of 2023, the regional secretary for the Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change said yesterday during … Read more

Property law change debated

Debts to be declared on apartment sales

Horizontal Property Law applies to condominiums

The Diario reports on a recent property law change that may impact a number of readers who are involved in the property market … Read more

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