Philip O’Quigley: the  CEO of Falcon Oil & Gas said the drilling results in Australia  had exceeded expectations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Falcon Oil & Gas, an exploration company chaired by industry veteran John Craven, saw its share price surge by close to 8 per cent on Tuesday afte(...)

CCTV footage  captured  Jill Meagher being approached as she walked home from a night out with work colleagues in Melbourne on September 22nd, 2012.

Adrian Bayley, who was convicted of raping and murdering Irish woman Jill Meagher, has challenged the refusal to grant him legal aid to fund his bid t(...)

Jason Cierans (29) was allegedly attacked by two men outside a bar in the eastern suburb of Bondi Junction nine days ago.

An Irish man who had been in an induced coma in a Sydney hospital after being assaulted has woken. Jason Cierans (29) was allegedly attacked by two me(...)

The Long Room, Trinity College: inspiration for the set of Harry Potter

Ireland’s tourism promoters do not have the advertising spend in China that countries like Australia do, but they have proven very adept at getting th(...)

Leases are up on a number of Etihad’s aircraft and the airline has to replace them. As a result it has fewer aircraft to go around

A shortage of aircraft is understood to be part of the reason behind Abu Dhabi-based Etihad’s decision to cut back its Dublin service from next Januar(...)

“The evidence was clear on paper and we could repeatedly prove it, but people wanted to see it demonstrated step by step through the lifecycle of the horse.” Donal Ryan, with Emmeline Hill and Jim Bolger. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld was pilloried for his use of the phrase “unknown unknowns” during a press briefing in 2002. In fact, th(...)

A huge loss for society

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) in its annual estimates of population change and movement provides some valuable insights. CSO figures in the year(...)

Ash Senyk owner of Run Logic. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times
Best newcomer: Run Logic

Best newcomer Run Logic Run Logic is a sports store-cum-cafe that sells everything you need to run from industrial strength sports bras to seriousl(...)

In Brisbane: Richard Donovan with wife Patricia and son Michael. They will all be back in Tipperary in September.

Richard Donovan had always wanted to see Australia, so when activity at the civil-works company he worked for began to slow, in early 2008, it seemed (...)

Downward curve: Western Australia is seeing a slowdown in mining. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

The number of Irish people returning to live in their native country last year was a lot lower than many anticipated. Just 12,100 Irish moved back (...)