Thomas Keaney spoke to his parents on the phone from hospital, but his condition deteriorated on Christmas Eve, 2013 and he died a few days later.

A 23-year-old bouncer has been found guilty of the manslaughter of Irishman Thomas Keaney in Western Australia in December 2013.Abbas Al Jrood punched(...)

Neil Carroll’s How Many Is a Million? from the exhibition What Is and What Might Be at Highlanes Gallery

What Is and What Might Be – Ten contemporary painters Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda **** The Drogheda Arts Festival has been and gone bu(...)

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott speaking to Aboriginal performers. Mr Abbott has been criticised for saying Aborigines living in remote settlements are making a “lifestyle choice”. File photograph: Mark Graham/AFP/Getty Images

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott has defended his comment that Aborigines in remote settlements facing the withdrawal of government services are(...)

Octopuses are known as dextrous creatures but are rarely seen on land. Above, Frieda, a young female octopus  opens a jar, which contains her favourite seafood snacks of shrimps, crabs and clams  in Munich’s Hellabrunn Zoo. Photograph: Alexandra Winkler/Reuters 0:55

Footage recorded in Western Australia and published online earlier this month shows an octopus darting out of a pool and seizing a crab from the water(...)

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 (...)

Website of the  Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Its head, Roman Quadvlieg, has said a new investigations division was being created to target “entities seeking to commit visa fraud here in Australia”.

The Australian offices of construction company Murphy Pipe and Civil (MPC) have been raided, and documents seized, in an investigation into alleged wo(...)

The five men are due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on February 12th. File photograph: Joosep Martinson/Getty Images

Five Irishmen have been charged in Western Australia over alleged fraudulent roof repairs.The men are part of a group of 26 Irish people, including 19(...)

 Police and firefighters at the scene of an explosion at the Galleria Shopping Centre in Morley, Perth, in Australia, on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA 0:48

An Irish man who died following an explosion in Perth, Western Australia yesterday has been named as Alan Cummins. As well as Mr Cummins (30), (...)

An immigration detention centre in Australia. Photograph: AFP / Torsten Blackwood

A group of 24 Irish people are in a Western Australian detention centre awaiting deportation after seven of them were caught up in alleged roofing an(...)

Twenty-six Irish people had their visas cancelled in Western Australia following alleged roofing and repair scams. Photograph: Light Bulb Works/Getty Images

A group of 24 Irish people are in a Western Australian detention centre awaiting deportation after seven of them were caught up in alleged roofing and(...)