Gammy, a baby born with Down syndrome, is kissed by his surrogate mother Pattaramon Janbua at a hospital in Chonburi province. Photograph: Damir Sagolj /Reuters

An Australian couple that had twins by a surrogate mother in Thailand has abandoned one of the babies because he has Down syndrome and a congenital he(...)

Former Irish cricket captain Trent Johnston will leave Ireland to take up a job coaching inj New South Wales. Photograph:   ©INPHO/Barry Chambers

Former Irish cricket captain, Trent Johnston has accepted a coaching job with Cricket New South Wales and will begin a two-year contract with the Aust(...)

Bernard Foley (centre) of the Waratahs celebrates with Kurtley Beale (left) and Alofa Alofa (right) after scoring a try during the Super Rugby semi-final against the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium  in Sydney, Australia. Photograph:   Matt King/Getty Images

Outhalf Bernard Foley scored a brilliant late try and kicked 11 points to fire the New South Wales Waratahs into their third Super Rugby final with a (...)

Irish surfer Stuart Butler went missing off Byron Bay, New South Wales.

As the search for the body of a missing Irish surfer continues, his family has issued a statement thanking people in Ireland and Australia for their (...)

Irish surfer Stuart Butler is missing off Byron Bay.

The search for an Irish surfer missing off the east coast of Australia since last Saturday has been suspended for the day.The Dublin man, who has been(...)

Bundee Aki of the Chiefs in action against the Brumbies in Canberra. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

The ACT Brumbies held off a Waikato Chiefs fightback to bring an end to the New Zealanders’ quest for a third straight Super Rugby title with a 32-30 (...)

Irish man Brendan Hickey (34) drowned last night in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

An Irish man drowned last night in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Brendan Hickey (34) died after falling into the water from an unfenced area at Cockle Ba(...)

Missing Irishman Donal ‘Donie’ O Sullivan has been located alive in Sydney. 0:55

Missing Irishman Donal ‘Donie’ O’Sullivan has been found alive in Sydney following a intensive five-day search. The 33-year-old from Clooney, C(...)

New South Wales state premier Barry O’Farrell: resigned after giving false evidence to a corruption inquiry. File Photograph: Lukas Coch/Reuters

The premier of New South Wales, Australia’s largest state, has announced his resignation after giving false evidence to a corruption inquiry. (...)

Australia’s then foreign minister Bob Carr talking to reporters after a news conference in Jakarta on April 3rd, 2013. In his just-launched book, “Diary of a Foreign Minister”, Carr says he had “more energy than 16 gladiators”. Photograph: Reuters

It’s not often that a former foreign minister gets called a “tosser” in a newspaper headline, but not many former foreign ministers publish dia(...)