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Australia are due to play Ireland in Dublin in November. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As July tours of the southern hemisphere are about to be postponed or even abandoned, the next threat to Irish rugby’s revenue stream is cancellation (...)

Those of us hoping to keep our weight under control might want to consider cycling or walking to the gym, where we might want to pick up some weights

To stave off obesity, we might want to both stride and lift, according to an important, large-scale study of how different types of exercise affect t(...)

Farmer Les Jones on his farm in the Goolhi area in northwest New South Wales on Monday. Photograph: Peter Lorimer/EPA

A four-day downpour across Australia’s east coast has brought relief after months of devastating bushfires and years of drought, but also widespread s(...)

FILE PHOTO: A man snorkels in an area called the "Coral Gardens" near Lady Elliot Island, on the Great Barrier Reef, northeast of Bundaberg town in Queensland, Australia, June 11, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo

The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s biggest coral system, lies off Australia’s Queensland coast. The state’s massive coal reserves and expanding minin(...)

Dubliner Caoimhe Ryan at home  in Brisbane on Australia’s Gold Coast.

During her career in finance, Dubliner Caoimhe Ryan got to do her fair share of globetrotting living in London, New York and Hong Kong before settling(...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray with referee Mathieu Raynal during the meeting with Wales last year. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland v Scotland Referee: Mathieu Raynal Raynal, who red carded CJ Stander for a collision that knocked out Springbok outhalf Patrick Lambie in 20(...)

Tourists are seen taking pictures of Sydney Harbour in the rain on January 17th,  in Sydney. Photograph: Jenny Evans/Getty Images

Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia’s east coast on Friday and brought relief to farmers battling years of drought(...)

Smoke billows from a fire burning at East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Photograph: Handout/EPA

The navy began evacuating thousands of people stranded in tourist towns along Australia’s east coast on Friday as the escalating bush fire disaster an(...)

 Smoke haze from bushfires blankets the Sydney central business district  as beachgoers sit on a cliff on another hot day in Nielsen Park  in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Photograph: Steven Saphore/EPA

In Sydney on Christmas morning I don’t need an alarm clock. At dawn my local family of kookaburras do that job. No little chirping chicks here. They a(...)

 Fire burns a home in Buxton, New South Wales.  Photograph: EPA

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a rare public apology on Friday and cut short a Hawaiian vacation in response to mounting public anger(...)

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