Ray Chen and his wife, Ting Ting, with their son Cooper (3) and a  photograph of their daughter Coleen (7). Coleen is being raised in China by Ray’s parents while they wait to secure her a visa. Cooper is being raised by his parents in Dublin Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Next week’s Chinese New Year will be extra special for one Chinese couple who have lived and worked in Dublin for the past 12 years.   Ray Chen (...)

Juliana McAllen (12), Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring  and Guanhui Liu (6) during the launch of the programme for the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival on Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dragons, pigs and people dressed in traditional Chinese clothing descended on Temple Bar on Tuesday afternoon to launch the Dublin Chinese New Year Fe(...)

Lion dance performance on Parnell Street, Dublin as part of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Almost 10,000 people are expected to attend the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival in Dublin this weekend. As 2018 is the year of the dog, the fair at (...)

A Chinese festive feast to celebrate the Year of the Dog

A taste of the Orient comes to Dublin on February 16th, when the 10th annual Dublin Chinese New Year Festival marks the beginning of the Year of (...)

Yomiko Chen Conway, from Dublin, with a Chinese dragon at the launch of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As two weeks of Chinese New Year celebrations draws to a close, I can’t help but wonder what it means to be Chinese in Ireland these days and the cost(...)

Chinese flavour: Yuyang Xin, owner of Lao restaurant, on Parnell Street East. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

London, New York, Sydney and many other western cities have Asian districts, the entrance to each marked by a paifang, or traditional Chinese arch. Is(...)

Mei Chin and Kwanghi Chan are doing a hands-on masterclass in Chinese cooking at Cooks Academy in Dublin  as part of the 10th Dublin Chinese New Year Festival. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘He speaks Cantonese and I speak Mandarin, so we can’t always understand each other,” Chinese- American food writer and author Mei Chin, who has been(...)

Chinese New Year, the year of the rooster, is being celebrated at a two-week festival of culinary, cultural, musical and sporting events in Dublin

Chinese New Year 2017 is being marked in Dublin by a two-week festival to celebrate the arrival of the year of the rooster. The 10th Dublin Chinese Ne(...)

Bosco meets Erik Sprague aka The Lizardman in Dublin’s Smithfield for the 2016 Laya City Spectacular. This year’s event takes place from July 7th-9th (Dublin), 15th-16th (Cork). Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

JANUARY Out to Lunch January 6th-29th Take a trip to Belfast for a mind-expanding programme that includes music from James Vincent McMorrow, a live(...)

Fifi Rong prefers to record alone late at night

Whether she is making beats, singing in Chinese or guesting on a track by heavyweights such as Tricky or Skepta, Fifi Rong’s musical personality is a(...)

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