Chinese dissident Harry Wu speaking to reporters  during a human rights news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. File photo from 2000: AFP/Getty Images

Chinese human rights campaigner Harry Wu, who spent 19 years as a political prisoner and later campaigned against the “laogai” system of labour camps,(...)

Chief executive Kevin Lane, chairman Aaron Forde and group finance director Donal Buggy at the announcement of Ornua’s results. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

News that Ornua’s nine top executives shared more than €9 million in pay, bonuses and pension contributions over the last two years “couldn’t have co(...)

Archway, Swift’s Row. Taken from ‘Dublin Strolls’ by Gregory and Audrey Bracken (The Collins Press, 2016)

The architectural styles of city buildings and their surrounding streetscapes have a much greater impact on our everyday life than we realise. It’s u(...)

Changzhou Foreign Languages School in Jiangsu province: a total of 493 students at the school have developed blood abnormalities and diseases such as dermatitis, eczema and bronchitis. Some have even been diagnosed with leukaemia and lymphoma.

Chinese authorities have launched an investigation into what is becoming known as a “toxic school”, after nearly 500 students in Jiangsu suffered seri(...)

German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari during the first practice session at the Shanghai International circuit in Shanghai, China, on Friday. Photograph: EPA.

Sebastian Vettel has warned Mercedes that there is more to come from Ferrari after the Italian team beat their rivals to a practice one-two ahead of t(...)

The 63-year-old Ballymena man is to receive an Outstanding Contribution to Cinema award at the Iftas tonight at the Mansion House

Liam Neeson – aka Michael Collins, a Jedi, Oskar Schindler, God (in the sitcom Rev), an otherworldly lion deity, a Batman villain, the avenging fury o(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: “Committed to further building . . . relationship with China.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A vote by Ireland at the United Nations Human Rights Council condemning China’s human rights record was “entirely consistent” with European Union pol(...)

Neil Heywood and Gu Kailai. The wife of a former high-profile Chinese politician, Gu murdered Mr Heywood to try to prevent a scandal concerning millions of dollars in real estate being held in an offshore account.

For months, Gu Kailai worried about a secret that threatened to upend her comfortable life and stop her husband’s climb to the top rungs of China’s p(...)

“It wasn’t easy when I first arrived in Ireland.” Chilie Chan at work in MacNean House and Restaurant, Blacklion, Co Cavan. Photograph: James Connolly

Chilie Chan grew up in a house without an oven and was in her teens the first time she saw someone bake a cake. “They were doing a demonstration in(...)

China has condemned the Panama Papers as a western conspiracy and its censors have restricted access to coverage of the leaked documents, which show o(...)