Iranian muslim cleric Man Haron Monis in 2009, bound in chains and holding an Australian flag outside court, after he was charged with unlawfully using the postal service to menace, after sending harassing letters to families of Australian soldiers. Photograph: Sergio Dioniso/EPA

On Tuesday Australians woke up to find their worst fears realised. The siege in Sydney’s Lindt Chocolate Cafe, which had begun at 9.44am the previous (...)

Home for Christmas: Joseph Callaghan is welcomed home from Canada by his wife Elaine  at Dublin Airport last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The most recent migration statistics, published this year by the Central Statistics Office, show some intriguing trends in Irish migration. The usual (...)

More than 120 people entered the Ireland and Me competition held by the Irish Times Generation Emigration pages. Many thanks to everybody who wrote(...)

Dóirín Ó Murchú: reporter, writer, historian and musician

Dóirín Mhic Mhurchú, who has died aged 84, was a regular voice on Raidió na Gaeltachta through the 70s and 80s. She reported on matches around Waterfo(...)

Rachel Healy and her husband Simon Doran getting married on a beach in Mexico.

‘Christmas is everything I miss about Ireland all rolled into one week’ Luke Cutliffe 30, recruitment consultant, Sydney “I am just about to(...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton:  resigned to being out of action until at least February 14th, the day Ireland play France at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland will have to begin the defence of their Six Nations crown against Italy without Johnny Sexton, who is resigned to being out of action until F(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton says the Government has been working through a menu of the very important proposals brought forward by the convention. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton refused to be drawn on the Government extending the vote to Irish emigrants in presidential elections.She was replying to Sinn F(...)

Brendan Sheehan: “I came over to stay with my brother for three months . . . but things didn’t work out quite how I thought they would, thankfully.”
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Some call Australia “the lucky country”. It certainly feels that way to Brendan Sheehan, a Dubliner who has called the place home for the past 10 year(...)

The fall in the number of students graduating from property-related college courses, combined with high levels of emigration in the sector during the downturn, has combined to create “the perfect storm”

The property industry is experiencing an “acute shortage” of qualified professionals to fill vacancies created as the sector recovers, the Society of(...)

Against the backdrop of Edward Snowden’s revelations of the UK’s GCHQ mass data-harvesting from cables linking Ireland to Britain and North America, t(...)