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(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin initially said he would support President Michael D. Higgins if he chose to stand for the office again. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fianna Fáil members have voted overwhelmingly against entering any coalition government with Sinn Féin. The party passed a motion at its ard fheis on(...)

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(...)

Robert Pitt is to leave INM on Friday.

Robert Pitt, chief executive of INM has parted ways with the company. It is understood that Michael Doorly, the company secretary and chief risk offic(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Micheál Martin: he has said that President Michael D Higgins retained his full support. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil TDs will face pressure at the party’s ardfheis this weekend to categorically rule out entering coalition with Sinn Féin in the future. A(...)