Things are finally moving in the North docks, an area that, with its cavernous half-built Anglo Irish Bank HQ, had become symbolic of Ireland’s bust.   Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The sale of Project Wave has been one of the most eagerly awaited of the last year. Having initially attracted attention from billionaire Denis O’Brie(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Chinese president Xi Jinping (right, back) look on as Prof Mark Ferguson of Science Foundation Ireland and Prof Yang Wei of the Natural Science Foundation of China exchange documents during a signing ceremony in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People last week. Photograph: Greg Baker/EPA

I was privileged to attend an event in Shanghai this week hosted by the Consul General of Ireland, Austin Gormley. The reception formed part of Presid(...)

President Michael D. Higgins and China’s president Xi Jinping  inspect honour guards inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

President Michael D Higgins yesterday spoke of Ireland’s past and present contributions to the globe’s intellectual life and matters of trade as the m(...)

President Michael D Higgins: will be attending events in China aimed at promoting Ireland run by the Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and Tourism Ireland, as well as the Science Foundation of Ireland, the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and representatives from the universities.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There is a strong business flavour to this week’s visit by President Michael D Higgins to China as he will be attending events aimed at promoting Irel(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife  Sabina Higgins are shown around the Forbidden City in  Beijing. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

President Michael D Higgins began his high-profile state visit to China with a tour of the Forbidden City at the heart of the capital Beijing, on a mi(...)

A labourer works atop the Shanghai Tower in the financial district, which is the world’s second-largest skyscraper and the latest addition to the city’s famous skyline. Photograph: Reuters

Not far from the grey-bricked street where the Chinese Communist Party held its inaugural meeting in 1921, there is a Langham boutique hotel, a Tiffan(...)

Enda Winters: now works for Beijing’s premier craft brewer, Great Leap Brewing

Chinese beer is pretty good, and is about the best thing you can drink with Chinese food – pairing wine is difficult – but increasingly the country’s (...)

Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food	Simon Coveney:  led a trade mission of 37 Irish companies to China.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Chinese palates tend to favour pork and mutton when it comes to choosing which meat to eat; but tastes are changing as the country gets richer, and th(...)

A man wears a mask in heavily polluted Beijing, in China; where 670,000 deaths occurred in 2012 from smog-related causes. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

Pollution was back in the headlines ahead of this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit, as the Chinese government scrambled to clea(...)

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the WGC - HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club  in Shanghai. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell insisted he was relishing the challenge after his domination of the WGC-HSBC Champions came under serious threat in Shanghai. Two ahea(...)