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China struggles to understand why the UK would want to leave the EU, said Michael D’Arcy, Ireland’s minister of state at the department of finance, during a visit to China where he attended the Hong Kong Asian Financial Forum. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Brexit and the US-China trade spat are key issues for Chinese companies when talking about Ireland, and firms struggle to understand why Britain is ch(...)

Dublin Airport: long-haul passengers accounted for five  million last year, a rise of 15 per cent, while short-haul traffic rose by 5 per cent to 26.5 million. Photograph: Eric Luke

A record 31.5 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last year, a 6 per cent rise year on year. It was the eighth year in a row passenger (...)

Cathay Pacific has again been caught out by rogue ticket priceson its website. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Less than two weeks after saying it had a ticketing error that gave away premium seats at huge discounts, Cathay Pacific has done it again. This time(...)

“Plastic security trays, which we all have to handle, were found to have the highest concentration of viruses.” Photograph: iStock

Fingers crossed – early indications are that this won’t be an especially virulent flu season. But there are plenty of other seasonal bugs whose preval(...)

The V&A in Dundee which was designed  by Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma. Photograph:  Getty Images

V&A Dundee Scotland’s first design museum opened in September in a stunning building designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma that looks like se(...)

British police restrain a man after he stabbed three people at Victoria Station in Manchester on New Year’s Eve. Photograph: Sam Clack/PA Wire

A 25-year-old man suspected of stabbing three people with a kitchen knife at Manchester Victoria train station on New Year’s Eve was being held and as(...)

Australian minister for home affairs Peter Dutton: ‘This government is determined to deal with foreign terrorist fighters as far from our shores as possible.’ File photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

Australia has stripped a suspected militant held in Turkey of citizenship because he fought for Islamic State. Minister for home affairs Peter Dutton(...)

Jason Sherlock: “Once I got through it and I did what I did, there was an overwhelming sense of calm and peace because in my own head I had come to terms with my father as a person.”

Jayo. That’s the best place to start. Let’s start with Jayo. Four small letters but the last one is massive. That “o”, that teeny-weeny enormous “o”.(...)

People ride the Beach House water slides during hot weather at Glenelg beach in Adelaide, Australia. Photograph: Kelly Barnes/EPA

Australia’s post-Christmas heatwave continues to sweep across the country, with a near record-breaking 49 degrees forecast for Western Australia, and (...)

Asian stocks plunged on Tuesday following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by US President Donald Trump’s criticism of the US central bank. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Asian stocks plunged on Tuesday following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by US President Donald Trump’s criticism of the US central bank. Japan’s(...)

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