The men first climbed onto roofs and damaged them, and then approached their elderly victims, offering to “fix” them.

Three Irish men in Perth, Western Australia, have been jailed for their part in a roof repair scam which targeted the elderly. John Jason O’Brien (18)(...)

Members of ‘Boat to Vote’, a group of Irish people returning to Dublin from London to vote in the May 22nd same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government is considering extending voting rights to Irish emigrants for three years after they leave the country without holding a referendum (...)

Steve Lenox, President Irish Network USA (left), Sally Mulready Irish Elderly Advice Network and Council of State member and Billy Lawless, cChairman of Chicago Celts for Immigration Reform  at the Global Irish Civic Forum at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 5:23

Loneliness and isolation are among the biggest challenges facing new Irish emigrants abroad, which can often lead to depression and sometimes suici(...)

Australian political advisor Grahame Morris said Australia should not follow Ireland’s example in having a same-sex marriage referendum. Screengrab: Sky News

An Australian political advisor has called the Irish “people who can’t grow potatoes” and said “they’ve got a mutant lawn weed as their national sy(...)

Stephen Clarke (65) and Jonathan Scott (61) both died while diving at the wreck of German submarine U260 near the entrance to Glandore Harbour in West Cork on July 2nd 2014.

All recreational divers should comply with the rules of the Irish Underwater Council, a jury has recommended at the inquest into the deaths of two Bri(...)

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 (...)