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Australia ranked behind only the United States in the number of unprovoked shark encounters with humans in 2017. Photograph: iStock

A 12-year-old girl was attacked by a shark in waters off Australia’s tropical northeast coast on Thursday, an ambulance official said, the second atta(...)

At a time when life expectancy was far lower, many column inches in The Irish Times were dedicated to the topic of longevity. Photograph: Print Collector/Getty Images

It is now possible that the majority of children born today will become centenarians, while the prospect of living 120 years may be realistic, accordi(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison after being sworn in at Government House in Canberra. “We are on your side,” he said. Photograph:  Martin Ollman/Getty Images

Scott Morrison, who has been sworn in as Australia’s fifth prime minister in five years after the Liberal Party deposed Malcolm Turnbull, sought immed(...)

Ella Rasmussen’s doctors started to prod her about children when she turned 30. She was single, suffered from endometriosis, and contemplated a hyster(...)

Trading places? But where will you pay taxt if you rent out your property?

Question: My wife and I own an apartment in Brisbane. We are moving back to Ireland in September and are considering keeping the apartment to rent ou(...)

The golden beaches, clear blue skies and laidback lifestyle are hugely attractive for many who choose to move to Australia. One of the main draws for (...)

Paula Barnes, Singapore: ‘The heat takes time to get used to.’

Clear blue skies, water restrictions and temperatures over 30°C are all a bit alien to us here in Ireland, but what can we learn from Irish people liv(...)

David Pocock: “Both teams know they can get better. The run Ireland have had, they’re going to be a lot better this weekend and we know that, we are also going to have to step up.” Photograph:  Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

The Wallabies have a somewhat different attitude to the media than Ireland. Granted, it’s a harder sell, not least in Melbourne, where Aussie Rules do(...)

Johnny Sexton: “We didn’t hit the standards that we want to and the coaches demand, and let’s do that this week and see where it gets us.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johnny Sexton is back in what had become very unfamiliar terrain of late. Last Saturday’s first Test not only marked his first time on the Irish bench(...)

Australia’s Israel Folau   is tackled by Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton in his side’s 18-9 Test victory on Sunday. Photograph:   Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Ireland could have won in Brisbane, should have is a leap in the air with Israel Folau. That was the difference, the Wallabies’s best players; Folau o(...)

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