25-year-old Nicholas Tooth died from a head injury after making a tackle during a NSW grade match. Photograph: Facebook

A rugby union player has died after suffering a head injury during a Central North first grade match in New South Wales on Saturday. Nicholas Tooth wa(...)

French referee  Jerome Garces:  Given Ireland’s penchant for competing in the air, the recent decisions by Garces may haunt them in Edinburgh.  Photograph: Inpho

A final day at the Six Nations where all three matches are intertwined, the possible king makers are Kiwi, French and Welsh. A penalty when the scr(...)

Barry Lyttle (33) is charged with recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm on Patrick Lyttle (31), who fell and hit his head after he was allegedly punched by his brother during a minor dispute

A Sydney court heard on Thursday that Irish man Barry Lyttle is seeking a lesser charge over the alleged assault of his brother, Patrick.Mr Lyttle’s l(...)

Dr Gabrielle McMullin: “If you are approached for sex, probably the safest thing to do in terms of your career is to comply with the request.”

An Irish-educated surgeon has rejected criticism over comments she made saying surgical trainees should stay silent if they’re sexually assaulted by a(...)

Jack Duggans in Bathurst, New South Wales is named after Jack Duggan, the “Wild Colonial Boy”, who was born in Castlemaine in Co Kerry, close to where the owner’s family is originally from.

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the entr(...)

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 (...)

 Shelly Beach  near Ballina in far northern New South Wales was closed after a surfer died after being attacked by a shark. Photograph: EPA

A man was killed after a shark tore off his legs while he was surfing off Australia’s east coast, not far from the area where another surfer was maule(...)

 A family handout image of Katrina Dawson. She is one of two hostages who died in a siege at a central Sydney cafe in December. An inquest heard she was   killed by police bullet fragments. 1:56

One of the hostages held during a siege at an Australian cafe last month was killed by a ricochet of at least one police bullet that also injured thre(...)

Relations between Government and the judiciary have grown warmer since Frances Fitzgerald replaced Alan Shatter at the Department of Justice last year. PHOTOGRAPH: ERIC LUKE

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is to publish legislation in the coming months to change to way in which judges are selected for appointment. (...)

From left, Barry Lyttle (33), Oliver Lyttle (74) and Patrick Lyttle (31) seen in a photograph celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sydney. Patrick Lyttle has emerged from a coma after spending three days unconscious after incident in Sydney. Image: Facebook

An Irish man allegedly knocked unconscious by his brother in Sydney last weekend has come out of a coma.Barry Lyttle (33) allegedly punched his brothe(...)