Hong Kong police appealed to anyone who picked up cash from a G4S van to hand it in. Photograph: Alex Pofford/EPA

A Christmas surprise ended in arrest for a Hong Kong beautician and businessman who collected thousands of dollars spilled on the street by bank secur(...)

Copenhagen, Denmark. The country is number one on Forbes list.

Ireland has slipped from first to fourth in Forbes’ annual rankings of the best country in the world to do business. Denmark takes the number one slot(...)

Trainers Tom Hogan and Eddie Lynam (right)  after a trackwork session at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Sole Power secured ‘Horse of the Year’ honours in 2014 and a similar programme is likely for the star sprinter in 2015 despite a lacklustre end to his(...)

Samples of standardised or plain packaging of tobacco products.

Ireland has maintained its position for a second year as the 18th best country for protecting property rights in the globe according to the influenti(...)

President Higgins with Jack Ma, chief executive of Alibaba. Photograph: Shane O’Neill / Fennell Photography

President Michael D Higgins met with the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba in Hangzhou on Friday, as the IDA explores ways to attract the Chin(...)

A lightning strike is seen over skyscrapers as demonstrators gather outside the central government complex as they protest during a heavy rain storm in Hong Kong, China. Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

China’s economy showed further signs of fatigue in November, with factory growth slowing more than expected and investment expansion hovering near a 1(...)

“You might have the clearance today but people will come back on to the streets another day,” student leader Alex Chow said of the protest clearance. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters. 1:36

Hong Kong police arrested pro-democracy activists and cleared most of the main protest site in the Admiralty district, marking an end to more than two(...)

 Shane Foley is setting a fast pace in the winter jockeys’ table with 11 winners. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

While champion jockey Pat Smullen flies the flag for Ireland in a prestigious jockeys’ challenge in Hong Kong, the runaway leader of Dundalk’s winter (...)

A police officer sprays pepper spray at demonstrators during a protest outside the central government offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. Photograph: Billy HC Kwok/Bloomberg

The Occupy Central democracy protests in Hong Kong have certainly been disruptive, but perhaps not as badly so as people thought. In fact, the protest(...)

Craig Williams riding Tom Hogan-trained Gordon Lord Byron   in Sydney, Australia, earlier this year. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Two of Irish racing’s most stalwart international travellers, Sole Power and Gordon Lord Byron, will both try to make it third-time lucky in Sunday’s (...)