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Scientist Doireann Loughlin- Waldron (front) with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (L) and Minister for Health Simon Harris (R) when they visited the National Virus Refrence Laboratory in Dublin where testing for Covid-19 takes place. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

The number of coronavirus cases and deaths are increasing in Ireland and globally. In preparation for the expected surge in demand for care, the Gover(...)

Mincon specialises in the design, manufacture, sale and servicing of rock-drilling tools and associated products

Irish engineering group Mincon’s profit before tax declined by almost 13 per cent to €14.2 million last year after it changed the mix of the products (...)

‘We learnt a few valuable lessons from our first outing with PaidAide,’ says Ciaran Brennan. ‘The first is that it’s very hard to run a technology-based business if your technology is outsourced.’

The hardest decision with any start-up is to know when to quit if it’s not working out. Pulling the plug takes courage but Ciaran Brennan has been thr(...)

Judge Alan Troy and his son Patrick, aged 12 on holiday in Kinsale, Co Cork

Working Abroad Q&A: Alan Troy works as a district judge in Perth, Western Australia  Where did you study? I studied at the Univer(...)

A tree burns from the inside out hours after the fire front had passed in Bundanoon, Australia. Photograph: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images

Today is a wet and cool day in Melbourne, nothing remarkable about this except that it is summer, and we’re in the middle of the most horrific bushfir(...)

Kate Hayes from Waterford has fostered and rehomed more than 120 cats in Perth since 2015

When the last recession hit Ireland, it created a mass exodus of young people, leaving the country for Australia to start a new and hopefully better l(...)

An image made from video shows a  koala drinksingwater from a bottle given by a firefighter in Cudlee Creek, South Australia.  Photograph: AP

Australian authorities said on Friday they are focused on protecting water plants, pumping stations, pipes and other infrastructure from intense bushf(...)

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW) has declared a seven-day state of emergency as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 wildfires. Photograph: Dean Lewins/Australia and New Zealand OUT/EPA

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW) has declared a seven-day state of emergency as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 wildfire(...)

Bridge running through the treetops in Kings Park, Perth, Australia

It’s a long way to Perth from Dublin, so the last thing you want is to be trapped in the middle of a row of seats on one leg of a 17-hour flight. The (...)

Irishwoman Ciara Glennon was killed after socialising in Perth on St Patrick’s Day in 1997. Photograph:  PerthNow

A DNA sample obtained from a discarded drink bottle links a serial killer to the killing of Irishwoman Ciara Glennon in Australia in 1997, the second (...)

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