Protesters demanding higher wages and unionisation for fast food workers block traffic near Times Square, New York,  on September 4th. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

The “Fight For 15” campaign is such a part of Danielle Wilson’s life that her four-year-old son David knows the demonstrators’ chants off by heart. Wh(...)

Laura Boylan, (right) from Skerries, Co Dublin meeting  Kevin O’Brien, minister for advanced education and skills with the gGovernment of Newfoundland and Labrador at the Working International Expo at the Clyde Court Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Irish economy may be showing signs of recovery, but for the hundreds of people who lined up at the Working International Expo in Ballsbridge today(...)

Costa Coffee is trading in a unit extending to 213 sq m (2,300 sq ft) opposite SuperValu

Letting agents Savills have secured eight new tenants for Northside Shopping Centre in Coolock, Dublin, following the completion of a €5 million inter(...)

President Michael D Higgins: “Time we got real about housing.”  Photograph: Frank Miller

President Michael D Higgins has said there is a housing “crisis” and a “real and urgent need” for more public housing in the State.Housing was a “bas(...)

Douglas shopping centre in Cork: in receivership since July 2012

Six more Irish shopping centres are to be offered for sale in a single lot by Lloyds Banking in a further move to recover some of the development loa(...)

A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address con(...)

A pedestrian holding an umbrella walks past a McDonald’s  restaurant in the pedestrianised Dongmen area of Shenzhen, China, yesterday. McDonald’s is  working to resume sales beef and chicken in China this week after a supplier was accused of repackaging old meat. The company said the situation is hurting its results in Asia. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Global fast-food chain McDonald’s, which is working this week to resume sales of beef and chicken in China after a supplier was accused of repackaging(...)

The Husi Food factory in Shanghai, which is under investigation  by the authorities. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Here at Asia Briefing we often discuss how China’s desire for high standards in food safety presents opportunities for Irish companies; the country’s (...)

A customer walks past a KFC store in Shanghai yesterday. REUTERS/Aly Song

The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald’s(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and First Minister Peter Robinson have both welcomed the jobs announcement by Delta Print and Packaging Limited. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A total of 100 manufacturing jobs have been announced for west Belfast as part of a £40 million investment by Delta Print and Packaging Limite(...)

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