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ACCA deputy president Orla Collins

Dubliner Orla Collins has been appointed as deputy president of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Her appointment marks the (...)

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(...)

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(...)

A Boeing A380 flight simulator at the Thai Airways head office in Bangkok, Thailand.  Photograph: Sakchai Lalit/AP

Ten years ago, I had the privilege of serving a year as president of Engineers Ireland. It was an active schedule, meeting members across our regional(...)

Twilight Payment ridden by Jye McNeil (No 6) on the way to victory   in the Melbourne Cup at the Flemington Racecourse. Photograph: George Salpigtidis/Racing Photos/AFP via  Getty Images

Another remarkable family success for Joseph O’Brien in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup was marred by fatal injuries sustained in the race by his father Aidan(...)

An outdoor dining area at the Sydney Fish Market. Photograph: Matthew Abbott/The New York Times

Australia recorded no new daily coronavirus community infections on Sunday for the first time in nearly five months, health officials said, paving the(...)

 People enjoy outdoor dining at a shopping mall in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on Wednesday. Photograph: James Ross/EPA

For months, the state of Victoria in Australia has had one of the world’s longest lockdowns, imposed to tackle a second Covid-19 wave. For two days th(...)

Cafe chairs and tables are set out on a lane in Melbourne on Wednesday as the city emerges from lockdown. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Normally it takes me 24 hours to fly back to Australia. One day out of your life, then another three days to get back to some sort of normality. Only (...)

Willie Mullins will have Stratum and True Self in next week’s Melbourne Cup. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Willie Mullins has admitted to being “pleasantly surprised” at how racing has coped with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Ireland’s champion N(...)

Wasps’ Jack Willis has been included in England’s squad for the autumn by Eddie Jones. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

George Ford is unavailable for England’s Six Nations finale against Italy on Saturday through injury but Jack Willis could win his first cap after he (...)

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