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‘While Facetime and Skype make the distance a bit more bearable, my baby having one-dimensional grandparents just doesn’t feel right.’

In September 2013 I followed my heart to an Irish man living in Melbourne. I would like to say I’ve never looked back, but I have a crick in my neck f(...)

 Gael Monfils: said he had suffered  a “small heat-stroke” for 40 minutes during his   match against Djokovic at last year’s Australian Open in Melbourne. Photograph: Dean Lewons/EPA

Men competing in singles games at the Australian Open will get 10-minute breaks if the forthcoming Grand Slam’s notorious heat reaches hazardous level(...)

Australian minister for home affairs Peter Dutton: ‘This government is determined to deal with foreign terrorist fighters as far from our shores as possible.’ File photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

Australia has stripped a suspected militant held in Turkey of citizenship because he fought for Islamic State. Minister for home affairs Peter Dutton(...)

People ride the Beach House water slides during hot weather at Glenelg beach in Adelaide, Australia. Photograph: Kelly Barnes/EPA

Australia’s post-Christmas heatwave continues to sweep across the country, with a near record-breaking 49 degrees forecast for Western Australia, and (...)

Ciara Moore, a 32-year-old nurse from Greystones, moved to Sydney in 2015.

In the past decade, almost 100,000 people have boarded a plane and moved to Australia. That’s an average of 27 people every day, for 10 years. When th(...)

‘Christmas in Australia is all I know now.’

Christmas, for the most part, is a frivolous almost incidental affair in Australia. Baby Jesus barely rates a mention. There are no crushes at midnigh(...)

Andrew Harte with his wife Denise and their daughter at the offices of his   company   Eire Workforce Solutions in Australia

Andrew Harte graduated as a civil engineer from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in May 2009 and, despite the economic downturn, found work in Irel(...)

The global rise in greenhouse gas emissions over the past year has been driven by increased use of coal to generate power and heat, the UN climate tal(...)

Donnacha O’Brien on Latrobe wins The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Phtograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Joseph O’Brien’s Irish Derby hero Latrobe is set to try and put a perfect seal on the young trainer’s 2018 flat campaign at Hong Kong’s international (...)

A burnt out vehicle is seen on Bourke Street in Melbourne. Media reports say a man set a vehicle alight and stabbed two people before being shot by police. Photograph: EPA

A knife-wielding man has stabbed three people, one fatally, in Melbourne in an attack police linked to terrorism. The attack during the afternoon rus(...)

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