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Melbourne, Australia: The state of Victoria has now reached 14 consecutive days without a single case, and its success is being replicated nationally.  Photograph:  EPA/James Ross

Kim Laurie worked as a florist for a quarter of a century before opening her own shop in Melbourne in July, just before the city was engulfed by a sec(...)

 Rhys Ruddock scores  a try for Ireland in the World Cup  against Russia at  Kobe City, Japan. That match against Russia was his  first, and thus far only, competitive start. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Back in the summer of 2010, a 19-year-old with a prodigious build and talent was rerouted from the IRB Under-20 World Championship in Argentina, where(...)

 Sanzaar CEO Andy Marinos speaks to the media during The Rugby Championship 2021 fixture announcement   in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Hosts Rugby Australia (RU) and organisers Sanzaar have revealed a revised schedule for the 2020 Rugby Championship after bowing to pressure from the N(...)

Brian O’Driscoll scores a try in the Six Nations Championship game between Ireland and France on February 7th, 2009. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll had barely turned 20 when he announced himself to the world in his rookie season with that hat-trick in Paris. He was only 21 when he(...)

 Tipperary’s dual star Orla O’Dwyer will once again kit out for the Brisbane Lions. Photograph:  Chris Hyde/Getty Images

While the AFL men’s Gaelic football trade experiment is more than likely over, the crossover from ladies’ football to AFLW is about to reach a new pea(...)

Cora Staunton will return to the Greater Western Sydney Giants for the 2021 APLW season. Photograph:  Matt King/Getty Images

The lure of Australia remains strong despite the global pandemic with 15 Irish women officially locked in on AFLW deals for the 2021 season. Monday’s(...)

Grey clouds: the Irish in Australia are facing a recession. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

Covid-19 has posed a significant challenge to the fortunes of the Irish in Australia. But many aren’t running for the exit, despite a looming reces(...)

Dawn Bateman (right),  her husband Chris and children Samy and Pippa are pictured at their home in the Northern Territory in Australia.

Dawn Bateman grew up on the remote and beautiful Horn Head near Dunfanaghy in Co Donegal, attending Holy Trinity National School and later Pobalscoil (...)

Tributes were paid to Cian English at a funeral service on Saturday held in the town of Leighlinbrdige on the banks of the river Barrow in his native Co Carlow. Photograph: Sarah Slater

Cian English, the Irish teenager who died in Australia last month, was a “fearless, enthusiastic and caring” young man who “oozed charisma and made ev(...)

Cian English: died in fall from balcony last month.

The ashes of an Irish teenager who fell to his death while allegedly being robbed at knifepoint in Australia are to be buried in Carlow. Cian English(...)

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