John Twomey competing on home waters last summer at the Sovereign’s Cup: he will attempt to qualify for Rio 2016 later this month in Melbourne. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Veteran Irish Paralympian John Twomey is en route to Melbourne this month as he aims to make Rio 2016 his eleventh appearance at the Games. But(...)

According to ‘coffee philosopher’ Prof David Berman, above, the drink is a window to understanding your tastes. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Esteemed philosopher Prof David Berman is on his second cup of coffee at hip Rathmines outlet Two Fifty Square, and he is not impressed. “It’s (...)

Protesters attend one of 16 ‘Reclaim Australia’ rallies. Violent clashes between anti-racism and anti-Islam protesters have been reported at the rallies against the ‘Islamisation’ of Australia. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of anti-Islam and anti-racism protesters have clashed in rallies across Australia. The most violent was in Melbourne, Australia’s second-lar(...)

For the Australian Grand Prix Max Verstappen plans to “be consistent, build up slowly, practice, hopefully be there in qualifying and then in the race it’s to try and finish and hopefully we can score some points”. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Only in Formula One, going wheel to wheel at speeds of 200mph, does Max Verstappen drive unaccompanied. The youngest driver the sport has ever seen i(...)

Mercedes-AMG looks to have F1’s 2015 season sewn up before it even starts.

The key questions to ask ahead of the first race of the Formula One season opener in Melbourne this weekend is not who will be quickest or who will wi(...)

Roger Federer of Switzerland looks up dejected as he plays Italian Andreas Seppi during their third round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Andy Brownbill.

in Melbourne The sense of disbelief that swept Melbourne Park after Roger Federer lost to Andreas Seppi in the third round on Friday – for the first t(...)

The circumstances surrounding the death of Padraig Gaffney (29) were unconfirmed last night

An Irish man, who was fined in court for causing more than €300,000 worth of flood damage to an Australian hotel, has been found dead. The circumstanc(...)

Jill Meagher (pictured). Her husband Tom has described hearing his wife’s killer speaking a sentence for the first time as ’disturbing’

Jill Meagher’s husband has spoken out about the “chilling” moment when his wife’s killer first spoke in court and the dangers of believing in t(...)

Red Bull’s appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification in the Australian Grand Prix has been rejected, the FIA has confirmed. Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA Wire

Red Bull will move forward following their failed appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from last month’s season-opening Australia(...)

Red Bull’s  Daniel Ricciardo was stripped of second in Melbourne. Photograph:  Jon Buckle/PA Wire

Red Bull are expected to find out on Tuesday whether they have won their appeal against Daniel Ricciardo’s disqualification from the Australian(...)