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Coastal rowing is a very popular sport in pockets around Ireland. Photograph:  Irish Coastal Rowing

Thousands of rowers will compete in national coastal rowing championships this weekend at two separate events. The new Irish Coastal Rowing Champion(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (centre) with Stephen Nolan, chief executive of Sustainable Nation Ireland, and Kirsten Dunlop, chief executive of EIT Climate-KIC. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

A UN programme that encourages global financial centres to place “sustainable and green finance” at the heart of their operations and help fight clima(...)

Delainey Schwarz, 8, Bella Burnwell, 10 and Emma Strong, 11, from Chicago, are among 10,000 musicians participating in the Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda this week. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

The presence of an estimated 400,000 visitors in Drogheda this week, nearly one third of them foreign, is testimony to the global reach of Irish tradi(...)

A mother (left) and her postpartum nanny in Beijing. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

For decades, China harshly restricted the number of babies that women could have. Now it is encouraging them to have more. It is not going well. Alm(...)

Steinway should be able to fetch a high valuation given that the company may reach 30 per cent to 40 per cent annual sales growth in China

Steinway Musical Instruments, the famous piano maker controlled by US hedge fund billionaire John Paulson, has attracted takeover interest from China (...)

The $3.1 billion (€2.7 billion) investment - which would give Heineken a stake in CRH (Beer) Ltd, which controls CR Beer - comes as the Dutch brewer has struggled in China

Heineken is buying a 40 per cent stake in the parent of China’s largest beer company in a multibillion-dollar bet it can challenge arch-rival AB InBev(...)

A co-living property owned by The Collective in London, Britain. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Nestled among the hipster hangouts of Copenhagen’s Meatpacking District, a team of 20- and 30-something design entrepreneurs are reimagining the futur(...)

Eamonn Dunne: ‘My wife Jeziel is a Filipina who I met on one of my first trips, and we have twin boys Cian and Zach who will turn two in September.’

The Irish in Asia are generally very highly educated, and very well-connected to Ireland, according to a new survey of almost 800 people by the Depart(...)

Diners take pictures of the robot waiter at Robot Magic Restaurant in Shanghai, June 27, 2018. Photograph: Yuyang Liu/The New York Times

The mind-reading headsets won’t read minds. The fire-detecting machine has been declared a safety hazard. The robot waiter can’t be trusted with the s(...)

A coal-fired power plant in Kaifeng, in central China’s Henan province. China’s State Council has vowed to cut coal consumption, boost electric vehicle sales and shut more outdated steel and coke capacity in the coming three years. Photograph: AP

Has the global transition from fossil fuels to clean energy gone into reverse? The alarming question is being posed by no less an authority than Spenc(...)

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