The Husi Food factory in Shanghai, which is under investigation  by the authorities. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Here at Asia Briefing we often discuss how China’s desire for high standards in food safety presents opportunities for Irish companies; the country’s (...)

A customer walks past a KFC store in Shanghai yesterday. REUTERS/Aly Song

The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald’s(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and First Minister Peter Robinson have both welcomed the jobs announcement by Delta Print and Packaging Limited. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A total of 100 manufacturing jobs have been announced for west Belfast as part of a £40 million investment by Delta Print and Packaging Limite(...)

An online  petition condemning an Oscar Pistorius  bet contained in Paddy Power advertisements as “reprehensible” is addressed to the bookmaker’s chief executive Patrick Kennedy (above) and states: “Please consider the vast surge of public outrage against the terrible decision you have taken to offer bets upon the outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Paddy Power’s controversial Oscar Pistorius advert has become the most complained about UK advert of all time with more than 5,200 complaints s(...)

Ryanair one of Iseq’s best performers climbing 1.07% to close at €6.80. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

Shares in Ireland and across Europe were little changed yesterday following their drubbing earlier in the week, as banks rallied but telecommunication(...)

At some point during every food conference, culinary congress, grub camp or agricultural symposium, a well-meaning panel member or audience member wil(...)

The food outlets beside Charlestown Shopping Centre in Dublin 11 are occupied by McDonald’s and KFC

An Irish investor based overseas is to pay just over €4 million for two drive-through restaurants beside Charlestown Shopping Centre in Dublin 11.The (...)

CBRE is quoting in the region of €1.4 million for a KFC restaurant at Moorefield Road in Newbridge, Co Kildare.The single-storey restaurant extends to(...)

Last week, a conference run by Safefood heard about a mother in inner-city Dublin who fed her baby pureed McDonald’s. If you didn’t know better, you m(...)

 Fan Yibo, China’s number one travel blogger,  visited Ireland in the summer  and this garnered huge interest in Ireland.   Photograph:  Éamon Ward Photography

The prospect of visiting “Fei Cui Dao”, or “Emerald Island”, is becoming ever more attractive to Chinese tourists, who are lured by the remoteness and(...)

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