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Pier with the sun setting behind a distant lighthouse in the Sea of Japan/East Sea. Photograph: Fábio Nascimento

The battered wooden “ghost boats” drift through the Sea of Japan for months, their only cargo the corpses of starved North Korean fishermen whose bodi(...)

Patrick Conway from Co Derry lives in  south Korea

Patrick Conway works as an English instructor at The Republic of Korea Naval Academy in the port city of Jinhae, near Busan in South Korea. He mainly (...)

There were 14,390 flights between Dublin Airport and London Heathrow in the year to February 2018, making it the busiest air route in Europe.  Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/

A one-hour flight linking one of the smallest countries on the planet with its next-door neighbor is the world’s busiest international route. Planes (...)

Ambassador O’Donoghue travelled to Jeju Island to present the Presidential Distinguished Service Award to Fr PJ McGlinchey in February 2015.

One of Ireland’s most decorated missionaries, Columban priest Fr Patrick James McGlinchey (89), has died in South Korea where he had been since 1953. (...)

Cork Person of the Year: Sr Philomena O’Sullivan with her award for June

An Irish nun who helped provide health services for the poor and sick for more than 50 years while working as missionary in Korea has been named Cork (...)

Enthalling: a haenyeo diver on the South Korean island of Jeju, in Forces of Nature with Brian Cox

In an already dire month for television (unless you’re a sports fan) I sit down to watch Bypassed (RTÉ One, Tuesday) and think with creeping despair, (...)