Australian surfer Mick Fanning  hugging US Kelly Slater after being attacked by a shark in Jeffreys Bay last weekend. Photograph: AFP

Three-times world champion Mick Fanning has returned to the water for his first surf since surviving a shark attack off the coast of South Africa l(...)

A man tries to help a horse stranded in barbed wire in flood waters on Wednesday near Dungog, Australia. Three people have died and more than 200,000 are still without power as cyclonic winds and rains continue to lash the Sydney, Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions of New South Wales. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Getty Images 1:43

A cyclonic storm lashing Australia’s east coast for a third day was declared a catastrophe on Wednesday after destroying houses, cutting power to more(...)

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(...)