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Hokusai’s woodcut The Great Wave off Kanagawa. The wave is estimated at more than 10m in height. In January 2014,  a wave off Killard Point in Co Clare was measured at almost 30m.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa, one of the most iconic works of Japanese art, shows a huge breaking wave with foam thrusting forward at its crest, toweri(...)

A roadside fire-danger sign signals severe and warns of a total fire ban in Melbourne on Friday. Photograph:  Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Searing 47 degree temperatures, power failures and fires afflicted southern Australia on Friday, with one blaze creating a smoke cloud so large it beg(...)

Beachgoers cool off at Bronte Beach in Sydney as heatwave conditions swept across the state last week. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

We are greeted this January morning with the familiar smell of acrid smoke everywhere outside. We’ve become used to the thrumming sounds of waterbombi(...)

Australia-based pension specialist Stephanie Lyons

Travelling is in Stephanie Lyons’s blood. She grew up in Donadea, Co Kildare, but went to boarding school in Dublin. She moved to Cork to attend UCC w(...)

Indigenous leader and member of the Climate Action Leadership Network Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim attends the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland, on December 4th, 2018. Some 30,000 delegates are expected. Photograph: Hanna Bardo

The world is moving to counter climate change in spite of global leaders behaving like irresponsible children, Swedish student Greta Thunberg (15) tol(...)

Philip Lynch: “More than 12,000 female convicts were sent to Tasmania – over half of them were Irish.”

Originally from Finea, Co Westmeath, Philip Lynch snared foxes as a schoolboy. He now lives in rural Tasmania, where he works as a nurse. He is a regu(...)

When it dawned on Bancroft that his indiscretion had been spotted, he was then seen shoving the object down his trousers before pleading innocence. Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

One of the enduring images of Australia’s 4-0 Ashes win over England came in the wake of the first Test match in Brisbane, as opening batsman Cameron (...)

Researchers concluded that teenagers supplied with alcohol by their parents one year were twice as likely to get drink from other sources the following year.

Children who are provided with alcohol by their parents could be at greater risk of developing drinking disorders, according to a new study in the Lan(...)

 The Australian super-maxi yacht Comanche  during the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Photograph: Stefano Gattini/AFP/Getty Images

Irish offshore sailing got a shot in the arm this week when both line and handicap honours fell to Irish-Australian sailors in the 73rd Rolex Sydney-H(...)

Ireland will host the SB20 European Sportsboat Championships on Dublin Bay from August 28th next year. Photo: David O’Brien

In a big year ahead for Irish SB20 sportsboats interests, the European Championships will be staged on Dublin Bay. But the first international compe(...)

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