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Groceries tend to be more expensive in Australia than they are in Ireland and electricity costs can be high, especially if you live somewhere where you need  air conditioning  for much of the year.

Before you move to Australia, you will need to consider whether you can afford the cost of the move and the cost of life there. A little research h(...)

A figure of 49,000 Irish dead in the first World War is often cited,  but this figure is erroneous.  Photograph: HP/HO Reuters

It remains uncertain exactly how many Irish from what is now the Republic fought in both world wars but what is not disputed is that the figure is i(...)

South African president Nelson Mandela exchanges a handshake with deputy president F.W. de Klerk after their inauguration in Pretoria, May 9th, 1994.Photograph: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times.
Nelson Mandela: A timeline
  • Africa
  • December 5, 2013, 23:29

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. Here are some of the major events in his life.July 18, 1918: Born to Hendry M(...)