Wrights Group chief executive Mark Nodder (left): “Having a presence on the ground in the territory and a bus range design specifically for the Indian market, will help sustain employment for the current workforce of 130 Wrightbus International employees based at group headquarters  in Northern Ireland.”

Wrights Group, the Ballymena-headquartered bus manufacturer, has opened its first bus body plant in India, a move which it says will “help sustain emp(...)

The Jin Mao Tower and the World Financial Centre of Shanghai: the city is home to more than 50,000 of China’s super-rich, as is the case in Beijing and the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Sichuan. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

China, the world’s second-largest economy, may not be growing as quickly as it was a couple of years ago but its number of super-rich keeps rising s(...)

Bangkok: Some six million Chinese are expected to visit Thailand this year, compared with 4.6 million last year. Photograph: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Last week, Asia Briefing reported how the billionaire boss of Chinese conglomerate Tiens had brought 6,400 employees to the south of France on holiday(...)

Gafa Bites is a mini film festival taking place on Sunday May 24th in Co Meath offering a feast of short films on a whole range of topics – such as(...)

When Mervyn Jacob left Ireland in 1986, he didn’t expect to end up with a ringside seat to the opening up of the Chinese economy. But having spent mos(...)

 ‘Portrait of a bearded man’ by Rubens  - part of Beit collection, for auction at Christie’s London in July

The sale of Old Master paintings from Russborough House in Co Wicklow is “an absolute necessity” if the stately home is to remain open to the publi(...)

A wild boar is seen on top of a display rack at a children’s clothing store in a mall in Hong Kong. Photograph: Apple Daily/AP.

A Hong Kong shopping mall received a visit from a ham-fisted customer on Sunday when a wild boar wandered in and got trapped inside a children’s cl(...)

 “Over the past 30 years or more, the Chinese government has gradually given more freedom to people in areas of life deemed to be non-sensitive,” says William Nee of Amnesty. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

China has issued a draft of a wide-ranging law on national security, which includes calls for cyberspace sovereignty but also covers everything from (...)

Emily Dickinson: Miss Emily by Nuala Ní Chonchúir, above, (August, Sandstone) looks at the life of the famously reclusive poet through the eyes of 18-year-old Ada Concannon, her Irish maid. Photograph: Emilia Krysztofiak

Things We Have in Common, Tasha Kavanagh (May, Canongate) Yasmin Laksaris is the obese teenage narrator of the English author Tasha Kavanagh’s (...)

Hong Kong chief secretary of administration Carrie Lam made a charming speech at the Westbury Hotel citing St Patrick’s Day and Celtic singing’s presence in Hong Kong. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Hong Kong’s top administrative official, Carrie Lam, was in Dublin this week. She gave an apparently charming speech to an audience of business people(...)