The wildfires send ash clouds over Albufeira's main beach on Wednesday.

‘It was like the last days of Pompeii’

A local councillor has spoken of how nervous holidamakers have witnessed ash clouds descend over popular holiday destination, Albufeira, as wildfires continue to rage through Portugal this week.

Local politicians and representatives from various Irish language groups pictured during the protest at An Culturlann yesterday. DER3118-134KM

Foster’s Acht Na Gaeilge remarks spark protest

Young people being educated in Irish gathered with local politicians and Irish language activists yesterday in protest after DUP leader, Arlene Foster, ruled out agreeing to a stand alone Irish Language Act for the North.

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