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Woman told police she had been held captive by a man she had met at a party in Cairns. Photograph: APN Western Star/AP

A British backpacker was allegedly held captive in Australia and repeatedly raped in an ordeal lasting two months. The 22-year-old woman was found wi(...)

The wreckage of a small plane on Middle Island, located near the Queensland township of Bundaberg, Australia. Photograph: RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service/Reuters

An Irish woman remains in critical condition with a head injury following a plane crash in Queensland, Australia, on Tuesday. Four people were aboard(...)

Fireworks over Malaysia’s landmark Petronas Towers during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph: Ahmad Yusni/EPA

New Year’s Eve celebrations are in full swing in some countries around the world as major western cities are tightening security amid continuing terro(...)

This article forms part of a new series for Irish Times Abroad on the opportunities worldwide for Irish healthcare workers. Although she misse(...)

Minister Steve Herbert was not in the car while the Jack Russell terriers were transported. Photograph: Getty Images

A senior Australian minister his come under fire for using his parliamentary car to chauffeur his pet dogs to his holiday house in the countryside. T(...)

Joanne Greene, a nurse who moved to Ireland from Australia two years ago. Picture: Nick Bradshaw

Joanne Greene calls the line of people outside the immigration office on Burgh Quay in Dublin “the quiet queue”. The first time she turned up to apply(...)

Donna Campbell with her son Liam, preparing for the Irish Run the World event in Sydney this Saturday.

This Saturday, September 24th I’ll be participating in The Ireland Fund Young Leaders’ global 5km run in Sydney Park, one of 16 runs taking place all (...)

Aoife Doran is moving back to Ireland with her Australian husband Josh and their son Finn.

The Central Statistics Office published new figures on Tuesday showing 31,800 Irish people emigrated in the 12 months to April 2016, while 21,100 ret(...)

The Beattie family in Perth – Keela, Anthony, Bronagh, Tiernan and Eimear. Eimear, a sports and history teacher from Co Limerick, runs the Irish Families in Perth group which now has 12,000 members on Facebook.

It’s a sunny autumn morning in the central Sydney suburb of Woolloomooloo. Approaching the local sports centre, the chatter of parakeets visiting fro(...)

Neisha Wratten at the Carrick-on-Shannon workhouse from which her ancestor Bridget Cannon was taken to Australia in 1849. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Bridget Cannon was just 15 when she was taken away from Carrick-on-Shannon workhouse in a horse and cart in February 1849. Bridget’s great-great-gran(...)

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