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Australia’s minister for trade Simon Birmingham, pictured  in 2014. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Australia’s trade minister has said his country is ready to sign a fast-tracked trade agreement with the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but pour(...)

LGBT solidarity group Rainbow New Zealand  said the ban on uniformed police was ‘contrary to the wishes of the vast majority’ of its members.

The New Zealand police, New Zealand Defence Force and numerous major sponsors have pulled out of the country’s largest pride parade after organisers b(...)

Irish Ferries has been in the news because of the late delivery of the WB Yeats, for its French routes. The launch of this craft seems to have gone smoothly

As the crow flies there are only 113.1 km between Dublin and Holyhead, but the shortest sea crossing between us and our nearest neighbour can take nea(...)

Eamonn Rothwell, chief executive with Irish Continental Group. Photograph:  Mac Innes Photography

Irish Continental Group (ICG) will face a bill of up to €2.8 million for cancelling scheduled Dublin-Cherbourg sailings on a new ferry whose delivery (...)

A placard outside the royal commission set up in February to investigate misconduct in Australia’s banking sector. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

During the global financial crisis, Australia’s banks were relatively unscathed by what was happening elsewhere in the world. They didn’t need bailou(...)

A man is seen against an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province

Wall Street shares found some tentative support on Friday after a bout of jitters spread through the world’s largest financial capitals as Beijing sig(...)

Irish Continental Group is finalising its fleet operational requirements for 2018. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ferries operator Irish Continental Group has announced a new suite of financing arrangements for the company. Following the maturity of its existing(...)

Fenergo chief executive Marc Murphy: “We are building a multinational in our home town and people are buying into the journey we are on.”

Fast-growing Irish fintech firm Fenergo is to create 100 new roles in addition to the 200 jobs announced earlier this year. The company, which has al(...)

It was Warren Gatland’s weekend in Wellington. Photograph: David Davies/PA

We’re all square. Saturday morning’s 24-21 victory in Wellington means the Lions head into next weekend’s final Test match against the All Blacks at (...)

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(...)

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