Mark Zahra riding Gailo Chop pips Katelyn Mallyon on  Johannes Vermeer in the Ladbrokes Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

The Caulfield Cup is the sole remaining leg of Australian racing’s prestigious ‘Spring Treble’ yet to be won by an Irish-trained horse but both Aidan(...)

President  Michael D Higgins (L) shakes hands with the Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull ahead of a meeting at Parliament House in Canberra. Photograph: Lukas Coch/Reuters/Pool

President Michael D Higgins shared the Government’s concerns about the impact of Brexit on Ireland during a meeting with the Australia prime minister (...)

President Michael D Higgins addressing the Parliament of Western Australia in Perth earlier this month. Enterprise Ireland and the IDA are using his state visit to promote Irish exports and inward investment into Ireland.  Photograph: Richard Wainwright/EPA

Some 14 Irish companies are expected to announce deals in Australia over the course of President Michael D Higgins’s state visit, which is currently u(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins visit the Irish Australian Support and Resource Bureau (IASRB). With them, from left, are bureau members Cathy Mortell , Esme Friel and Anna Toner. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Eugene Naughton used to write a letter home to Co Meath once a month from Australia. If he wanted to talk to relatives, he had to plan – weeks in adva(...)

Carmel Harrington author of 'Cold Feet – The Lost Years'

Novelist Carmel Harrington left a career in sales for Aer Lingus and 3M to write full-time and has six books to her name including the recently publis(...)

Katie Kiernan with her partner Shane and son Nathan in Canada: 'I knew if we stayed in Ireland, we would struggle for the rest of our lives.'

In the 12 months to April this year, 30,800 Irish people moved abroad. The figure is higher than the number that emigrated in 2010, when the recession(...)

Simon Scotting with his Irish foreign birth registration document, in London, England.  Photograph: Andrew Wiard

He never contemplated being Irish. Not until Brexit loomed. The vote to leave the European Union in last year’s referendum shocked Simon Scotting. For(...)

“As an Aussie citizen living in Ireland I am allowed vote in all elections online for six years after leaving.”

I recently cast my first vote as an Australian citizen, in the government survey on whether to allow same-sex couples to marry. It was also the first(...)

Two men in their 30s and a woman in her 50s were found dead at Mission Beach in North Queensland

Three skydivers have died in Australia in what police said might have been the result of a mid-air mishap. Two men in their 30s and a woman in her 50(...)

A destroyed neighbourhood in Santa Rosa, California. Photograph: John Mabanglo/EPA

Firefighters faced more dry, windy conditions on Friday that could whip up wildfires in northern California that have killed at least 31 people and le(...)