There are five or six individual Chinese thoroughbred owners involved in Ireland at the moment, who came over with a view to buying horses to bring back to China but decided to leave them in Ireland, training there, and they’ve had some success. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The sport of kings generates considerable curiosity in China, but a ban on gambling makes it difficult for horseracing to really take off. Increasingl(...)

An Aerial view of Dubai, which Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited this week. Photograph: Gabriela Maj/Bloomberg

The bigger the better seems to be the way of thinking here in Dubai. The United Arab Emirates has the world’s tallest building, largest shopping centr(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to arrive in Saudi Arabia today to lead an Enterprise Ireland trade mission  in Riyadh, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Dubai (pictured). Photograph:  Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to arrive in Saudi Arabia tonight ahead of a trade mission and a series of diplomatic engagements in the Gulf region.Mr Kenny (...)