Minister for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan: “The funding will support frontline welfare organisations to help members of the Irish community, particularly those who are elderly or vulnerable.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sixteen organisations providing welfare services and support to Irish emigrants in Australia will receive a total of almost €415,000 this year, Minis(...)

Páraic Duffy: “They’re [Australians] very positive about wanting to come to Ireland next year”

In an impressive, death-bed recovery the international rules series looks set to return to being staged annually. After the indignities of recent year(...)

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and particularly appealing for anyone who may have passed the ATM at the bank on Terenure Road East between 4.30am and 4.45am.

An armed man dressed as a woman threatened a member of staff from a popular south Dublin pub at a night safe and escaped with €15,000.The cash was fro(...)

 Australia’s Adam Ashley-Cooper tries to find a way around Ireland’s Ian Madigan at the Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Colm O’Neill / Inpho

They’re a fiercely competitive bunch, the Aussies, and as much as they love winning they hate losing even more. How then are they coping after (...)

 Australia’s Matt Toomua and Robbie Henshaw of Ireland collide at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho 5:39

Joe Schmidt’s “ruthless” selection policy has forced Ireland to shed mental weaknesses that were costing victories, according to Rory Best. Hooker Be(...)

 Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt watches the game against Australia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt is “recovering well” after having his appendix removed last night.The Kiwi, who attended the 26-23 win over Australia despit(...)

Michael Murphy of Ireland looks to pass while pressured by  Harry Taylor and Nick Smith of Australia during the International Rules Test Match between Australia and Ireland in Perth on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

GAA director general Paraic Duffy has expressed support for abolishing the gap year in international rules and hosting a return series with Australia (...)

Australia coach Michael Cheika: ‘We lacked that clinical edge at the end. We don’t have that yet.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Michael Cheika called it a “rain of bombs.” Jonathan Sexton was the man lighting the fuse and while it wasn’t his best game for Ireland his influence (...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt ahead of the Australia match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt was taken to hospital after the 26-23 win over Australia with a suspected bout of a appendicitis. The Kiwi was unable to att(...)

Ireland  captain Michael Murphy  looks on with his team after being defeated during the International Rules Test Match  at Paterson Stadium  in Perth, Australia. Photograph:  Paul Kane/Getty Images

Paul Earley continued the trend of Ireland managers winning one international rules series and losing another but this was a frustrating defeat, not o(...)