Boats depart Wicklow at the start of the 2014 Round Ireland race. The 2016 race will set sail on June 18th next year. Photograph: David O’Brien.

Dún Laoghaire’s Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey’s made the gold fleet cut at the 49erfx World Championships in Argentina on Wednesday, heightening e(...)

Jameson: one of the Irish whiskey companies taking part in the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair

Hong Kong is a great city for whiskey. In August this year, a full set of 54 bottles of Hanyu Ichiro’s Card Series of whiskies went on sale, and one b(...)

Boats depart Wicklow on the 2014 Round Ireland Race. The next race will have a multihull class for the first time. Photograph: David O’Brien.

Round Ireland Yacht Race organisers have added a multihull class to boost the 2016 race next June. Wicklow Sailing Club has also revealed a giant 70-f(...)

Hong Kong financial secretary John Tsang with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and Ambassador to China Paul Kavanagh at the official opening of Ireland’s first consulate-general in Hong Kong.  city in Asia, according to local media. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s links to Hong Kong are apparent from a stroll through the city, with street names like Connaught, O’Brien and Hennessy, and the relationship(...)

Eoghan Clifford: won the MC3 time trial at the World Championships in Notwil, Switzerland. Photo: Oliver Kremer/Getty

Eoghan Clifford got the Irish paracycling team’s campaign off to a perfect start at the World Championships in Notwil, Switzerland, yesterday, winn(...)

Brian O’Driscoll: guest of honour. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The fifth annual Hong Kong Irish Chamber of Commerce Dinner this year had Brian O’Driscoll as guest of honour. The dinner is the brainchild of (...)

 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(...)

Skipper Liam Coyne: has returned home to Dún Laoghaire after victory in the Round Britain and Ireland race with Brian Flahive.

No sooner had Dublin Bay double-handers Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive won the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) 1,800-mile Round Britain and Ireland in(...)

Simon Greene, Alan McDonagh, Neil Lynch, Eoin Hallissey and Chris Kane on the Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin, to publicise the game between Penn State and University of Central Florida at Croke Park. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

An American-Irish business forum focusing specifically on trade and enterprise between Florida, Pennsylvania and Ireland will take place in the run-up(...)