Economist Ronan Lyons estimates that Ireland has about 500,000 less apartments than it should have for the size of its population.

The State’s housing crisis stems from a shortage of apartments, not houses, economist and author of the report Ronan Lyons has claimed. The d(...)

“Jack” Watson: well known in the homeless community and to housing activists who occupied the vacant Apollo House office block on Tara Street last Christmas. Photograph: Geza Oravecz

The long ledge outside the trendy Superdry clothes shop on Suffolk Street in Dublin city centre is popular with the homeless. It was next to this ledg(...)

Cailíosa Kelly celebrated  in Auckland, New Zealand  last weekend  last weekend with Irish and Kiwi friends.

Think of Christmas in Australia, and you imagine beach barbecues, blue skies, and icy beers sweating in the sizzling sun. But in the middle of July, (...)

Orla Griffin with her son Daniel (3): ‘I had gotten sick of joining the family for Sunday dinner via Facetime.’

As "recession emigrants" return to live in Ireland in increasing numbers, one of the most common themes in the stories and opinions they sha(...)

Gold Coast University Hospital: a 37-year-old Irish man is in an induced coma after a construction-site fall in Brisbane. Photograph: Shiftchange/WC

An Irish worker is in critical condition after falling multiple stories at a construction site in Brisbane, Australia. Local media said the 37-year-(...)

Manny Pacquiao’s world title fight with Jeff Horn will be “short and sweet” with a knockout likely, his trainer Freddie Roach  predicted.  Photograph: Patrick Hamilton/AFP/Getty Images

In a country blessed with a wealth of sporting options to choose from, boxing features very low on the totem pole in Australia. Manny Pacquiao will (...)

Dawn Conn  in her studio at Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Last year Dawn Conn and her husband decided the time had come to move home to New Zealand. After three decades living between Brisbane, Sydney, London(...)

The eight victims of the London Bridge terrorist attack (top row, left to right): Canadian Christine Archibald, James McMullan, Alexandre Pigeard, French chef Sebastien Belanger; bottom row, left to right: Australian nurse Kirsty Boden, Australian Sara Zelenak, Xavier Thomas and Spanish banker Ignacio Echeverria. Photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

Inquests into the deaths of five of the eight victims killed in the London Bridge terrorist attack have opened at Southwark coroner’s court. The hear(...)

Emma Greenbury working in Dublin: ‘I miss the sunshine but I do not miss the heat.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Emma Greenbury had spent less than a month in her new home when it occurred to her that she had never experienced harassment on the streets of Dublin.(...)

At the height of the global financial crisis, tens of thousands of Irish workers were coming to Australia every year, many of them under the 457 visa scheme.

Over the past decade, many Irish people have relied on the 457 visa programme as a route into Australia; a pathway to permanent residency and a long f(...)