A screengrab taken from Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s St Patricks Day video message which has been deemed ‘patronising’. Photograph: YouTube

If Australian prime minister Tony Abbott is aware of the Taoiseach’s displeased response to the former’s St Patrick’s Day message, he has not let i(...)

Children enjoying the St Patrick’s Day Parade & Family Day in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: courtesy of St Patrick’s Day Sydney. 2:08

The organisers of Sydney’s St Patrick’s Day parade - held on the closest Sunday to March 17th - were relying on good weather after a storm ruined last(...)

People gather along Oxford Street during the 2014 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. The Sydney Mardi Gras parade began in 1978 as a march and commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots of New York. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

For the first time in a decade, there will be an Irish float at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and Ireland’s most famous drag queen, Panti Bli(...)

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(...)

The court fined McMahon AU$900 (€636) and also ordered him to pay $1,700 for damages to the club’s roof and a non-essential call out of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service. Photograph: Getty Images

An Irish backpacker who tried to sneak into a Queensland nightclub, after twice being thrown out of it, became stuck in an air vent in the early hours(...)

Brothers Barry (left) and Patrick Lyttle from Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. Patrick is critically ill in an Australian hosptal after Barry is alleged to have struck him.

An Irish man was last night granted bail by an Australian court after being charged over an assault in Sydney that has left his brother in a critical (...)

It had been alleged that the woman hid the newborn and did not tell her friends what had happened for several days. When they found out, she was taken to hospital, where staff notified Western Australia Police. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

The case against an Irish woman who was accused of unlawfully concealing the birth of a child in Western Australia has been dropped.The woman (25), ha(...)

Prime Minister Julia Gillard during question time in Canberra, Australia. Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Australia is set to have a new prime minister after Julia Gillard lost a battle for the leadership of the ruling Labor Party to her predecessor Kevin (...)

The issue of asylum-seeker boats is set to play a huge part in the Australian federal election on September 14th. Opposition Liberal party leader Tony Abbott has promised he will “stop the boats” if he wins power. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Up to 55 people are feared dead after a suspected asylum-seeker boat sank near Christmas Island, off the northwest coast of Australia. A massive air a(...)