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Students wearing gas masks and helmets hold a banner which reads ‘Five major demands are indispensable’, at St Francis’ Canossian College on Monday. Photograph: AP Photo

Hundreds of Hong Kong university and school students swapped classes for democracy demonstrations on Monday, the latest act of defiance in an anti-gov(...)

Hong Kong at night.

My friend Noreen Rice was not only one of Ireland’s best artists but also the most cosmopolitan person I have ever met. She used to tell me stories of(...)

Capture the elegance and calm of the traditional tea ceremony at the Lock Cha tea house.

In the crammed streets of Wan Chai, one of Hong Kong’s oldest districts, the unassuming Kam Fung cafe is easy to miss. Unremarkable in appearance, its(...)

William Prior, the Phoenix Project. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

All court actions targeting people’s homes should be immediately adjourned pending the implementation of a revamped mortgage-to-rent (MTR) scheme by t(...)

DCC technology has acquired UK-based MTR group for an undisclosed sum

Irish sales and marketing group DCC has acquired UK-based technology firm MTR group for an undisclosed sum. MTR, an organisation specialising in sol(...)

Daniel O’Connor with his daughters, Stacy and Sophie, at their home in Tallaght after finally getting their mortgage-to-rent approval after 100 hours of negotiations. Photograph: Alan Betson

Danny O’Connor (42), a single father of three, was described as a “perfect candidate” for the mortgage-to-rent (MTR) scheme when he applied in 2015. (...)

Eoghan Murphy plans to enable distressed borrowers whose income disqualifies them for social housing, to apply for the mortgage-to-rent scheme. Photograph:  Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A major expansion of the often criticised mortgage-to-rent (MTR) scheme is on the way as Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy seeks to dramatically incr(...)

Healthcare was the only sector in the black as Wall Street began to regain ground following a rough start on Monday. Photograph: Alex Grimm/Reuters

Markets fell on Monday as investors grew increasingly sceptical about US president Donald Trump’s ability to deliver on spending and economic reforms (...)

Chinese industrialist Li Jinyuan  brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France in May – a trip that cost more than €13million – where they formed a record-breaking ‘longest human phrase’, reading ‘Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Côte d’Azur’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

It starts with a pennant flag held aloft by a scarily enthusiastic twenty-something tour guide, skilled in speaking high-tempo Mandarin without pau(...)

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s financial central district last October. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

On the surface it’s as if the pro-democracy protests of late 2014 never happened in Hong Kong. People rush around, consuming like crazy, with job ads(...)

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