“One evening, when I was visiting, he suddenly presented me with the old watch over dinner. I have two brothers, and I pointed this out with some anxiety, feeling slightly old-fashioned and sexist as I did.  But as I no longer climb trees, or tend to lose things much any more, I accepted his gift. “

My father is a man of a certain generation who has never worn jewellery. He married at a time when women wore wedding rings, but men did not. I have n(...)

The hotel in Melbourne which faced a bill for Aus$500,000 after the flooding incident.

A Roscommon man who pleaded guilty in a Melbourne court this week to causing more than AUS$500,000 (€ 335,350) damage to a hotel in April last year ha(...)

A Roscommon man has pleaded guilty in a Melbourne court to causing more than AUS$500,000 (€ 335,350) damage to a hotel in April last year.After a heav(...)

 Ryan Tandy pictured in  2009. Photograph: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

Tributes have poured in for former Hull KR and Ireland Rugby League forward Ryan Tandy, who has died in Australia at the age of 32, reportedly (...)

Approaching dark clouds seen above Port Douglas in Queensland today before tropical Cyclone Ita arrives. Photograph:  Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images

Residents and tourists on Friday were evacuating parts of Australia’s northeast coast, home to the Great Barrier Reef, as the strongest cyclone(...)

Incident happened at a tourist attraction in the town of Mount Isa (marked in  red) in the Australian state of Queensland.

An Irish man has died following an accident in the Australian mining town of Mount Isa. (...)

A  Ctrip.com International Ltd membership card. Ctrip.com International Ltd is China’s biggest online ticketing agent

Travelling in China is next to impossible without Ctrip these days. It’s the country’s largest online travel agent and it offers services to m(...)

Aaron Pedersen: subtle, commanding performance
Review: Mystery Road

Token indigenous Australian cop Jay (Aaron Pedersen) returns to the rural Queensland town where he grew up to investigate the brutal killing of(...)

We can’t wait to hear more of Ronan O’Gara being questioned by Brent Pope. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Well, after all that Latvia-thumping-induced euphoria on Friday night, Saturday was a bit of a downer, our rugby men conquered, rather emphatically, b(...)

Stephen Moore revealed the secret to Ireland beating New Zealand:  just stop Kieran Read. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We approached the Wallabies afterwards cap in hand. Help us, please help us. After this painfully laboured showing how on earth does Ireland cope with(...)