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Australia has replaced the 457 visa programme with the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS) with a significantly reduced list of qualifying occupations. Photograph: Getty images

More than 630 Irish people have been deported from Australia over the last two years according to figures released by the Australian Department of Hom(...)

 Strawberry punnets in a supermarket in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Erik Anderson/EPA

The Australian government will introduce new penalties for food contamination in the wake of the strawberry contamination scare, which ministers and p(...)

Strawberry punnets are seen at a supermarket in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Photograph: EPA

Public fears about sewing needles concealed inside strawberries on supermarket shelves have spread across Australia and New Zealand. Growers have st(...)

At a time when life expectancy was far lower, many column inches in The Irish Times were dedicated to the topic of longevity. Photograph: Print Collector/Getty Images

It is now possible that the majority of children born today will become centenarians, while the prospect of living 120 years may be realistic, accordi(...)

Ella Rasmussen’s doctors started to prod her about children when she turned 30. She was single, suffered from endometriosis, and contemplated a hyster(...)

KBC Bank Ireland is due to release results on Thursday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

MONDAY Results: Marriott International, Sotheby’s. Indicators: euro-zone retail PMI (Jul); UK car sales (Jul); German factory orders (Jun), constr(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, South Australian premier Steven Marshall, left, and Liberal candidate for Mayo Georgina Downer. Photograph: David Mariuz/EPA

As Australia’s national capital, Canberra, wakes up to subzero temperatures, the city empties of politicians for the winter recess. But by-elections a(...)

The golden beaches, clear blue skies and laidback lifestyle are hugely attractive for many who choose to move to Australia. One of the main draws for (...)

‘I spent most of the last 24 hours in tears watching the incredible work women and many men in Ireland have done to bring about change.’ Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Grace Walsh desperately wanted to be home in Dublin and surrounded by friends to watch the results of the Irish referendum on abortion rights to roll (...)

Olivier “Max” Caramin, a 27-year-old Belgian man,  died in Queensland in November after collapsing while picking pumpkins in 35 degree heat. Photograph: Remembering Olivier Max Caramin on Facebook

Martin Hand knew something was wrong as he watched a fellow backpacker stagger down the road in the searing heat of a Queensland summer. Hand, a Brit(...)

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