Chinese students: there are 2,700 Chinese students studying in Ireland.  Photograph: Richard Stonehouse/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan was in Beijing last week to promote Ireland’s educational establishments in a country that places an (...)

Minister for Education  Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Clifford Coonan in Beijing Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan expects strong growth in coming years in the number of Chinese students c(...)

Huawei’s “Seeds for the Future” programme will teach students Katie Rock, Alan Flynn and Helen Fletcher many aspects of the IT firm’s business

Ireland’s ambassador to China Paul Kavanagh hosted a reception last week for 42 students from Britain and Ireland taking part in the “Seeds for the Fu(...)

Author Gemma Williams: “The Chinese fashion industry is incredibly complex and layered, even though it is relatively new.”

Fashion is booming in China now and is an area that offers opportunities for Irish designers. Ahead of the 2015 Year of Irish Design, Paul Costelloe p(...)

UFC star Conor McGregor mixing with members of the public at the funeral of Paul Kavanagh on Tuesday.

Mourners at the funeral of a man who was gunned down on a Dublin street last month have been told his killing was “terrible and evil”. Paul Kavanagh a(...)

Gardaí have appealed for information on an Audi A1 with a registration number 142-D-4628 used during the murder of Paul Kavanagh in Drumcondra. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Gardaí have appealed for information on a white Audi believed to have been used in the murder of Paul Kavanagh in Drumcondra, Dublin, last week.The ca(...)

Bullet holes in the windscreen of the vehicle in which the victim was shot, in  Church Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Gardaí believe a man shot dead in a middle-class suburb of Dublin was ambushed in a well-planned attack by killers who had him under surveillance at (...)

 The 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China recently. The NPC, the annual gathering of senior Communist Party cadres from all over China to listen to the leadership’s plans for the next 12 months, was a more muted affair than in previous years, but it gave valuable signals as to what kind of business environment Irish companies can expect in future. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Recent weeks have witnessed two events that affect Ireland’s trade with the world’s most populous continent. China’s National People’s Congress (NPC e(...)

A child wearing a protective mask in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Beijing’s mayor Wang Hansen has said smog had made the capital “unlivable”. Photograph:  EPA

China’s environmental crisis offers opportunities for Irish companies in the environmental products and waste management arena, Minister for Enviro(...)

The writing has been on the wall for a while, but what a few weeks it has been for Irish beef – Ireland is now the only European country to be allowed(...)