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)(...)

Adrian Bayley is seen after his sentencing in June 2013. Judge Sue Pullen set a new non-parole period for Bayley of 43 years  after he was found guilty of raping  three women. Photograph: Fairfax Media via Getty Images

The man who raped and murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher in September 2012 will be at least 86 before he is eligible for parole, a Melbourne court has (...)

Pastor Christie Buckingham, from Portstewart, Co Derry, has been a long time friend and supporter of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan.

An Irish woman has been chosen as a spiritual adviser in the final hours before death by one of two Australians set to be executed in Indonesia on Wed(...)

From left, Barry Lyttle (33), Oliver Lyttle (74) and Patrick Lyttle (31) seen in a photograph celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sydney. Photograph: Facebook

Prosecutor Alex Poulos has called for a full-time custodial sentence for Barry Lyttle after he pleaded guilty in a Sydney court to recklessly causing (...)

From left, Barry Lyttle (33), Oliver Lyttle (74) and Patrick Lyttle (31) seen in a photograph celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sydney. Image: Facebook.

An Irish man who was allegedly assaulted by his brother in Sydney in January says he has made a “fantastic recovery”. Speaking after a brief court hea(...)

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(...)