Charlie Jermyn grew up in Sandycove, Co Dubliin and emigrated after finishing university.

I feel homesick for a place that isn’t my home - a statement that raises eyebrows each time I say it. It is strange to say one feels homesick for a pl(...)

A police water cannon truck attempts to disperse protesters during an anti-government rally on New Year’s Day in Hong Kong. Photograph: Vivek Prakash/EPA.

A peaceful march drawing tens of thousands of anti-government protesters on New Year’s Day spiralled into chaotic scenes as police fired several round(...)

Demonstrators form a human chain during a protest on Nathan Road in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday.  Photograph: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

Thousands of protesters briefly blocked one of Hong Kong’s main roads on New Year’s Eve after forming human chains across the city and marching throug(...)

Sionna Healy: “The water is coming from every direction. There’s no sea swell, no flow to it. It’s choppy”

Arklow woman Sionna Healy sat looking down on Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on Thursday and got ready to take on the “funniest stretch of water I’ve e(...)

 An activist  argues with the police during a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Hong Kong marked 20 years since the handover of power over the territory from Britain to China on Saturday with a spectacular fireworks display in Vic(...)

A pro-democracy protester (R) argues with an anti-Occupy Central protester on a main street in Hong Kong’s Mongkok shopping district today. Fresh scuffles broke out today between Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and opponents of the week-long demonstrations. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters.

Friction between pro-democracy protesters and opponents of their week-long occupation of major Hong Kong streets persisted today as police denied any (...)

Thousands of protesters occupy a main street at Mongkok shopping district in Hong Kong. Photograph:  Reuters

Twirling a handful of yellow ribbons pressed into my hand to signify peace with Hong Kong’s protesters, and with eyes reddened by tear gas, I’m ponde(...)