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Kim Garth of the Scorchers bowls during the Women’s Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Perth Scorchers in Melbourne in October 2019. Photograph: Mike Owen/Getty Images)

Career decisions arrived early in life for Kim Garth. Her first came in sixth year in school. An international player since she was 14 years old, she (...)

A drive-in Covid-19 testing site at Bowen Hills in Brisbane, Australia, where a snap three-day lockdown is in place following an outbreak. Photograph: EPA

Australia has fallen far behind its target for Covid-19 vaccinations, figures have shown, with only about 670,000 people inoculated against an initial(...)

Debris floats down the Nepean River at Jamisontown on the western outskirts of Sydney. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP

Thousands more people were moved from Sydney’s western suburbs on Monday as the area braced for further torrential in the wake of its worst flooding i(...)

The swollen Parramatta river breaks its banks at the Charles St weir and ferry wharf, at Parramatta in Sydney, Australia, March 20th 2021. Photograph: Dan Mimbrechts/EPA

Australia’s east coast was smashed by heavy rains on Saturday, sparking dangerous flash flooding that forced the evacuation of multiple regions as the(...)

The group will attempt to forge a declaration on how to turn net-zero pledges into concrete energy policies and actions to be adopted at COP26. Photograph: iStock

A global initiative attempting to set out measures to accelerate progress towards net-zero carbon emissions in advance of the critical UN climate summ(...)

Prior to moving to Australia in 2012, Prof Eeva Leinonen was vice-principal at King’s College London. Photograph: Maynooth University

Maynooth University has announced the appointment of Prof Eeva Leinonen as its next president. Prof Leinonen will formally assume the position on Oc(...)

Dr Ian Norton, guest speaker at Rotary Ireland’s Virtual Conference 2021 on Saturday March 6th

It may be unpalatable and not what people want to hear but the reality is we have never seen a pandemic of this scale end in less than two to three ye(...)

 Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport: The hotel isolation measures will apply to 33 countries on the “category 2” list from where the risk of transmission of Covid-19 or mutations of the disease is high. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Gardaí will be called to new State-designated mandatory quarantine hotels if those staying do not comply with the rules or leave the facility before t(...)

(Medical staff members wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city, arriving with a patient at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan, in central China’s Hubei province. Photograph Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Communist-run Cuba said late on Friday it had signed an accord with Iran to transfer the technology for its most advanced coronavirus vaccine candidat(...)

 People attend a celebration of the New Year in Wuhan, China. Life in Wuhan, a Chinese city of more than 11 million, which nearly a year ago became the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak is returning to normal. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Fireworks soared into the sky above the Sydney Opera House, but the harbour below was a deserted ghost town, a fittingly creepy send-off for a year th(...)

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