Laura McMorrow, who is originally from Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim, and Ciarán Hussey, from Glenamaddy, Co Galway, have just made it out of Mongolia and into Russia. Photograph:

When Leitrim woman Laura McMorrow and Galway man Ciarán Hussey set out to travel 10,000km from Japan by bike they knew it would be a long, long way fr(...)

Aleksandra Mir’s Plane Landing, from the exhibition Magnetism

Magnetism – Lucy Andrews, Mikala Dwyer, Igor Grubic, Siobhán Hapaska, Aleksandra Mir, Laura Morrison, and Garrett Phelan The Old Snia/Saehan F(...)

 Chinese actors play Japanese soldiers in a film.  China is to  mark in style  the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, or the second World War. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Returning home from dinner on the bus last Saturday night, we were halted at the Dongzhimen intersection in downtown Beijing to make way for scores of(...)

The men, all friends from Wesley College in Ballinteer, worked for a year to save money to buy the 2006 Honda CRV which they will now leave behind as a community vehicle in Mongolia. Photograph: 46A to Mongolia Facebook page

Five men, 20 countries, three deserts, two seas - “one crazy idea”. Whether it’s staying in Soviet-era hotels, bribing border guards with cigarettes o(...)

 Ciarán Hussey in Mongolia. Hussey is cycling home from Japan with his girlfriend Laura McMorrow.

What better way to make your way back from Japan to Ireland than by bicycle? Most people may not be too keen on the idea of cycling over 10,000km,(...)

 The Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto  and the Mongolian government    clashed over a tax dispute and cost overruns during the first construction phase.

Mongolia says it has broken the deadlock in negotiations about phase two of Rio Tinto’s $12.6 billion (€11.5 billion) Oyu Tolgoi gold and copper mine,(...)

Koolio Children’s Identity Bands Strictly speaking, that should read “Bandz”. This Irish-designed idea is a simple way to tag your child, wheth(...)

Khalifa Stadium in Doha which is undergoing complete renovation in preparation to host some of the matches for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Sepam, which was founded by Gus Kearney in 1976, is a Clonmel, Co Tipperary-based engineering, procurement, management and construction business that,(...)

 People taking part in the anti-water charges protest march, in O’Connell Street, Dublin, earlier this month. Photograph: Eric Luke

The debate triggered by recent water charge-related incidents has focused attention on the scope and limits of our entitlement to protest. The startin(...)

A Mongolian herder: severe winters have killed millions of animals in recent years, devastating nomadic communities. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Summer was bountiful for the herders of Darkhid, a small farming community about 40km from the Mongolian capital, Ulan Bator. Yaks and cows roam acros(...)