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Peter Lalor, who came from Raheen in Co Laois, played a leading role in a rebellion that led to reforms in the way Australian workers were treated

In the bustling Flinder’s Street railway terminus in Melbourne, while waiting to catch a train to the port area where my ship was berthed, I got talki(...)

Portrait of Bernard O’Dowd by Will Rowell (circa 1930). The National Library  of Australia

Bernard O’Dowd was Australia’s first national poet. This son of Catholic immigrants from Ulster was born in Australia in 1866. Described as “a radical(...)

Cardinal George Pell walks towards the Melbourne Magistrates Court on October 6th, 2017. FIle photograph: Mark Dadswell/Reuters

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was aware of child sex abuse by at least two priests in the 1970s and 1980s and failed to take steps to (...)

Marianne Hendron with her sons, Jack (left) and Cormac Rabl

Working Abroad Q&A: Marianne Hendron, who is originally from Portadown, is chief executive of a regional women's health service in Ballarat i(...)

A boy cools down  a fountain in Berlin, Germany during the heatwave. Photogtaph: Kay Nietfeld/dpa/AP

A lot has been happening with Irish abroad this week as a heatwave with recording-breaking temperatures hit much of Europe, more news on extending the(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Cardinal George Pell (76) leaves Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday. The cardinal had always denied the allegations against him, but today was the first time he had been required to enter a formal plea. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

The legal team representing Cardinal George Pell is understood to have applied for separate trials after Australia’s most senior Catholic was committe(...)

Cardinal George Pell denies allegations of sexual assault. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

For years, Cardinal George Pell was dogged by questions of what he knew about the child sexual abuse that happened under his watch in his home state o(...)