Richard O’Halloran  has been ordered to pay €29.7m before he can leave China.

Diplomatic contacts on the case of Irish man Richard O’Halloran, who is being detained in China, have been described as “constructive”. Taoiseach Mi(...)

Dublin businessman Richard O’Halloran: barred from leaving China over a dispute

Richard O’Halloran, the Dublin businessman barred from leaving China over a dispute, has said the affair has been “devastating” for his children, and (...)

Independent Senator Michael McDowell: ‘No Chinese citizen would be treated in this way in this country.’ File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Seanad debate on the fate of Irishman Richard O’Halloran who is being detained in China has been postponed for two weeks because talks are at a “de(...)

Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan, a former minister for foreign affairs, said China’s continued refusal to allow the Dublin businessman leave the country for almost two years could strain and ‘put a blemish on’ Irish-Chinese relations. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

China should use the occasion of the Chinese New Year on Friday to permit businessman Richard O’Halloran to return home to Ireland, the chairman of th(...)

Ambassador He Xiangdong:  has been told that during a six-hour interrogation, the Chinese Public Service Bureau  demanded Richard  O’Halloran to personally pay $6 million “to assist with his release from China and to sign a statement in Mandarin”.

A lawyer acting for a firm employing a Dublin businessman barred from leaving China over a dispute has called on the Chinese ambassador to help secure(...)

President Michael Higgins and Chinese president Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, December 2014. Photograph: Greg Baker/Pool/AP Photo

President Michael D Higgins and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, have exchanged letters about the plight of an Irish businessman who has been deta(...)

Irish banks are preparing to impose negative interest rates on personal banking customers

Irish banks are preparing to impose negative interest rates on personal banking customers, according to the Sunday Times. Customers with large account(...)

 Catherine O’Halloran says she is   so worried about her son Richard’s health, who has been unable to leave China since February 2019. Photograph: Tom Honan

The marks, good and bad, left by the State’s history on one family line are traced through the household of Catherine O’Halloran, near the foothills o(...)

Tara O’Halloran with children  Scarlett (6) Ben (13), Isabella (8) and Amber (11). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The wife of an Irish businessman who has effectively been trapped in China for the past two years, says she is begging for help to get him out, adding(...)

Drinkers at a Cork pub, following the re-opening of ‘wet pubs’ outside Dublin in September. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Covid infection rates in three Irish cities jumped a fortnight after wet pubs reopened in September, according to an EY study. The Sunday Times repo(...)

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