Michael Henderson (pictured with his co-worker Mauney) on the beat with the  WA police in Kununurra.

Over 25,000 Irish people now live in Western Australia, and among them are dozens of former gardaí who are followed in a new RTÉ series that documents(...)

Downward curve: Western Australia is seeing a slowdown in mining. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

The number of Irish people returning to live in their native country last year was a lot lower than many anticipated. Just 12,100 Irish moved back (...)

The New South Wales government in Australia is to step up shark surveillance and tagging efforts after a spate of attacks off the NSW north coast but has backed away from a cull

The New South Wales government in Australia is to step up shark surveillance and tagging efforts after a spate of attacks off the NSW north coast but (...)

Portugal’s Alentejo region is wild and rugged, with coastal paths leading down to tiny coves

Excruciating is how people describe the pain you feel when you step on the spines of a Weaver fish. Imagine my delight when said fish appeared on t(...)

Abbas Yahya Al Jrood (24) hit Thomas Keaney (23) (pictured) in the back of the head outside a kebab shop in the suburb of Northbridge on December 17th, 2013 after a row over seating.

An Australian man will serve at least seven years in prison for an “unprovoked” punch that killed an Irish man in Western Australia’s capital, Perth. (...)

Unconditional love: I met Richard 15 years ago, and we’ve been together for 10. We became civil partners, at Adare Manor in Ireland, two years ago, which has been very important to us, but marriage means so much more

I left Ireland for Australia, in 1991, for the simple reason that I am gay. It is a beautiful irony that, next year, I will return to marry my part(...)

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(...)