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(...)

Barrels at cooperage display at the Guinness Storehouse brewery

One of the participants on the Tourism Ireland delegation was Fiona Herald, who is business development manager at Guinness Storehouse. At a pleasant (...)

The first consignment of Irish horses arriving in China last week under a new importation protocol between the countries

Last week saw the arrival of the first consignment of horses under the new protocol signed last July by the Department of Agriculture and the Chinese(...)

Ireland’s dairy sector had cause to celebrate after it was one of the countries to pass an audit by the Chinese authorities, which means that Irish pl(...)

Viking fans in full regalia engage in  mock hand-to-hand combat at one of several re-enactments of the Battle of Clontrarf at a festival in St Anne’s Park at the weekend. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Iain Barber is narrating an unfolding battle with the melodramatic enthusiasm of Mícheál Ó Muirhceartaigh. A warrior falls to his knees, “He ha(...)

A group of children take part in the St Patrick’s Day festivities in Shanghai, China today.

The rapidly expanding Irish community in Asia made its presence felt over the course of St Patrick’s Day. It may be apocryphal that the G(...)

University College Dublin had a busy and extremely productive week in China last week. The headline event of the visit was signing a deal to set up UC(...)

 John Mullane, Waterford, in action against Clare’s Pat Donnellan during the GAA GPA All-Stars game in Shanghai. Photo:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2012 All Stars 10-4 2013 All Stars 6-13The end of term feeling was in evidence on Saturday at Shanghai rugby club in Pudong. As is traditional to All (...)

Limerick’s Paul Browne playing for the GAA GPA All Stars 2013 shoots goalwards under pressure from Galway’s Iarla Tannian of the 2012 side during an exhibition match at Shanghai  RFC in  China. Photograph:   Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2012 All Stars 10-4 2013 All Stars 6-13: The 2012 All Stars held out for a narrow, three-point, win against their 2013 counterparts at Shanghai rugby (...)

The third plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. The title’s far from snappy, but the event has the potential (...)