Jack Duggans in Bathurst, New South Wales is named after Jack Duggan, the “Wild Colonial Boy”, who was born in Castlemaine in Co Kerry, close to where the owner’s family is originally from.

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the entr(...)

The number of Irish people packing their bags and heading to Australia peaking at 18,200 in 2012, according to the CSO. Illustration: Chris Ware/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT via Getty Images

Since the downturn hit Ireland in 2008, the number of Irish people packing their bags and heading Down Under in search of work has soared, peaking (...)

 Shelly Beach  near Ballina in far northern New South Wales was closed after a surfer died after being attacked by a shark. Photograph: EPA

A man was killed after a shark tore off his legs while he was surfing off Australia’s east coast, not far from the area where another surfer was maule(...)

 A family handout image of Katrina Dawson. She is one of two hostages who died in a siege at a central Sydney cafe in December. An inquest heard she was   killed by police bullet fragments. 1:56

One of the hostages held during a siege at an Australian cafe last month was killed by a ricochet of at least one police bullet that also injured thre(...)

Relations between Government and the judiciary have grown warmer since Frances Fitzgerald replaced Alan Shatter at the Department of Justice last year. PHOTOGRAPH: ERIC LUKE

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is to publish legislation in the coming months to change to way in which judges are selected for appointment. (...)

From left, Barry Lyttle (33), Oliver Lyttle (74) and Patrick Lyttle (31) seen in a photograph celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sydney. Patrick Lyttle has emerged from a coma after spending three days unconscious after incident in Sydney. Image: Facebook

An Irish man allegedly knocked unconscious by his brother in Sydney last weekend has come out of a coma.Barry Lyttle (33) allegedly punched his brothe(...)

Brothers Barry (left) and Patrick Lyttle from Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. Patrick is critically ill in an Australian hosptal after Barry is alleged to have struck him.

An Irish man was last night granted bail by an Australian court after being charged over an assault in Sydney that has left his brother in a critical (...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott attends the memorial service for Katrina Dawson at Sydney University, Sydney, Australia, 23rd December 2014. Photograph: EPA/Nikki Short

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott says security agencies have reported an increased level of “terrorist chatter” and that “an attack is likely”.S(...)

The casket of Tori Johnson is removed from his  memorial service, in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Memorial services for the two victims of an Australian cafe siege were held on Tuesday.Lindt Chocolat Cafe manager Tori Johnson and lawyer Katrina Da(...)

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 (...)