Financial centre: Dublin still plays host to a huge funds industry, with the value of Irish-domiciled funds put at €1.3 trillion. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin’s standing as a global financial hub enjoyed something of a bounce in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI). The city jumped 18 pla(...)

Fish tanks outside  seafood restaurants in Jeju City. “The king crab are unlikely celebrities.” Photograph: Getty Images

It’s the critters that have been making us feel bad. The daily walk up Sammu-ro, past December Hotel and Izakaya, brings us to the pedestrian-zone ung(...)

South Korean Navy soldiers during training near Taean, South Korea. File photograph: Song Kyeong-seok /EPA

A South Korean naval vessel fired a warning salvo at a North Korean patrol boat today near their disputed Yellow Sea border, the site of many deadly c(...)

 A South Korean woman casts her vote at a polling station in Seoul today. A total of 3,952 officials, including 17 metropolitan mayors and provincial governors will be chosen in the first nationwide elections in two years. Photograph: Jeo Heon-Kyun/EPA.

South Koreans voted today in regional and mayoral elections seen as a referendum on embattled president Park Geun-hye and her government’s handling of(...)

Hand-printing: Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan at a festival event. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty

It’s the kind of experience that could only really happen to a group of Irish film industryites making an exploratory visit to Asia’s biggest film eve(...)

Nuclear-powered supercarrier ‘USS George Washington’ arrives at a port of the South Korean navy in Busan. Photograph: Reuters

Black tee-shirted Shore Patrol officers pop in and out of The Wolfhound, a popular Irish pub in the Haeundae beachfront area of Busan in South Korea, (...)

Members of South Korea’s Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) march during the 65th anniversary of Korea Armed Forces Day, at a military airport in Seongnam, south of Seoul, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters.

South Korea has staged its biggest military parade in a decade, displaying cruise missiles and torpedoes among a powerful arsenal in what appears to b(...)

People  visit Gyeongbok palace in the South Korean capital Seoul. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

South Korean police say a suicidal man jumping to his death killed a five-year-old girl by falling on her as she walked with her parents outsid(...)