Fiona Mayers, Yvonne McCarthy, Vicki Buckley, Ciaran Kelly and  Killian Keating (with Ciara Kenny, right) have all moved to Western Australia from Ireland in the past five years. Photograph: Lorraine McCarthy

What’s life like for Irish people who have moved to Western Australia in recent years? Is being Irish a benefit for professionals and entrepreneurs i(...)

I’ve been a FIFO (fly in fly out) worker in Western Australia for almost three years on and off. The phrase FIFO is a relatively new one to us Iris(...)

Ciaran Cleary (left) and Joe Connolly from RTÉ’s ‘Garda Down Under’

An RTÉ series about life on the beat for Irish police officers in the world’s largest police district, Western Australia, has been sold to Australia’s(...)

Laying off: Betting exchanges allow punters to bet against each other rather than against a bookmaker. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Paddy Power Betfair is set to launch a betting exchange in New Jersey in the first key expansion of its US business since the merger that formed the(...)

Joan Ross  President of the Claddagh Association, Perth, Australia When police in Perth contacted the local Irish club after finding a dead ho(...)

Gillian Ackland and her partner Donal on day 155 of their trip in Vietnam

I have always suffered from wanderlust, but it was only when my boyfriend and I decided to move to Canada that the opportunity to see the world arose.(...)

Stephanie Hutchinson, from Balbriggan, Co Dublin, was travelling around Australia in May 2009 when she found a job in a pub in Kellerberrin. The firs(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull did not sign the declaration, but is a longstanding republican. Photograph:  Martin Ollman/Getty Images

The push for Australia to become a republic gathered steam on the eve of Australia Day – on Tuesday – with all bar one of the country’s state and terr(...)

The warning was stark and to the point. “You don’t want to get stuck out here. If you do, you’ll probably die.” “Here” is a dirt track somewhere be(...)

Staff and passengers at Dublin Airport. The number of Irish people on temporary visas in Australia has fallen by almost half in the  past two years.  File photograph: Kate Geraghty

The number of Irish citizens on temporary visas in Australia has fallen by almost half in the past two years due to tighter immigration laws and shrin(...)