Foxrock in Co Dublin was made an architectural conservation area about 10 years ago to deter high-scale development. Photograph: Eric Luke

Residents opposed to the development of a “supersized” nursing home in Foxrock commissioned an Ipsos/MRBI poll to gauge the level of public sentiment.(...)

Chinese companies are increasingly emerging as not only outsourcing partners for Western business, but also as competitors to these same businesses, according to Prof Bernard Mahon (above) of NUI Maynooth

The financial crisis has further enhanced China’s importance in the world economy. With that in mind, a group of five Irish third-level institutions h(...)