Jervis Street Shopping Centre, Dublin 1
Scenes from the the launch of the first Irish branch of
Miniso, the Chinese/Japanese lifestyle brand, with some obsessive fans queuing from 8am for the 11am opening
MINISO has over 3,000 stores globally and has already amassed a loyal following around the world for their quirky, low-cost household products and whatnot.
Pics: Richie Stokes
The tragic fallout after Chinese bike share companies – keen to cash in on the trend but massively overestimating demand – oversupplied the market with millions of bikes, leading to massive dandyhorse graveyards on the outskirts of many cities.
Shut up, Katie Melua.
MORE: China Is Still Sorting Through It’s Colourful Bike Share Gaveyards (The Atlantic)
Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Members of the
Irish Falun Dafa Association meditate in protest at the alleged murder and organ harvesting of Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) followers in China.
Irish Falun Dafa Association representatives are presenting at the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Defence at the Oireachtas today.
Newbridge, County Kildare
Communist China and capitalist US flags fly side by side outside Newbridge Silverware on 4th of July. Sweet!
This nightmare was posted on Taiwanese Facebook group
Baoliao Commune, attracting hundreds of comments with the question:
How do I open this cupboard?
How would you avoid being murdered by an onslaught of falling china?
(UPDATE: They managed in the end. But still, though, what a dose.)
Behold – the 22m long, 7.8m wide, 4.8m high, road straddling TEB-1 bus, unveiled this week at Qinhuahgdao city in China.
Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Aoife O’Malley with ‘Jil’l (above) and members *top( of the Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) protesting outside the Dept of Agriculture. calling on the Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to end any further
exports of Irish greyhounds to China.