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(...)

Tie-up was agreed in Melbourne and signed in the presence of President Michael D Higgins on Friday

Dublin technology company Cubic has landed a deal with Australian telecoms giant Telstra worth up to €20 million over the next four years bringing mob(...)

The fourth formal day of engagements for President Michael D Higgins’ State visit to Australia was dominated by business and economics.

Australia’s political leaders have told President Michael D Higgins that they see the United Kingdom’s chances of creating new post-Brexit trade agree(...)

Portwest has been growing at a rate of 30 per cent a year and sells in 110 countries. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Westport-based safety clothing and protective equipment maker Portwest has splashed out almost €10 million buying another Australia company to ex(...)

Bishop Paul Colton said he was not surprised at the 2 per cent decline in the number of Church of Ireland members nationally. Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Census figures on the level of Church of Ireland worship in Cork highlight a real challenge for local clergy as less than half of those declaring them(...)

President Higgins said he was absolutely delighted to hear about the result during his State visit to Australia.

President Michael D Higgins praised the Republic of Ireland soccer team for the spirit they showed in beating Wales 1-0 in Cardiff on Monday night and(...)

Guinness archivist Eibhlin Roche with a model  of the ‘WM Barkley’

It’s a popular Dublin prejudice that Guinness doesn’t travel well out of the city, especially overseas. But however true this is in peacetime, it was (...)