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The man was found by gardaí carrying a loaded rifle after having crashed a stolen car. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A 27-year-old man arrested with a loaded rifle by gardaí on the outskirts of Cork city on Wednesday afternoon is due to appear in court on Friday on f(...)

Shinzo Abe, who may or not say sorry this week for Japan’s actions in WW2. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

In a country where apologies are mumbled for countless minor transgressions, it might seem odd that Japan’s prime minister has tied himself in knots o(...)

 Dr Aidan MacCarthy, from Cork, of the RAF, who survived Dunkirk, the fall of Singapore, having his ship torpedoed and time in a POW camp, before being in Nagasaki on the day on the atomic bomb was dropped

Seventy years ago today, the second – and hopefully last – atomic bomb used in warfare was dropped. The city of Nagasaki was incinerated in a millisec(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe (right, front) and his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi (centre) arrive at a news conference, at Mr Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday. Photograph: Thomas Peter/EPA

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe asked US vice president Joe Biden on Wednesday for an investigation into possible spying on high-level Japanese gov(...)

Photos of  prisoners  are seen in the foreground as representatives of Mitsubishi Materials  apologise to POWs. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Mariko Lochridge in Los Angeles Construction company Mitsubishi Materials has become the first major Japanese company to apologise for using captured(...)

Samsung president of corporate affairs Sangwoo Kim: one of the speakers at  Asia Business Week

More than 1,000 delegates are expected to attend the second Asia Business Week, which starts this Wednesday, and will include a series of events aimed(...)

Manufacturing car components to supply assembly lines around the world is a growing business

What do the decorative trim on the Porsche Macan, the software running the connected car technologies on the Tesla Model S and the air ducts on the(...)

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Best in class Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV For all the developments in battery and electric car technology, going electric still isn’t easy an(...)

Paul Mulvaney, executive director of innovation at the ESB: his presentation on Wednesday is likely to map out the ESB’s plan to remain the big player in Ireland’s energy pool. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography 2015

Paul Mulvaney is busy in his first floor office at ESB’s headquarters, putting the finishing touches to a presentation on how the one-time State-backe(...)