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Magic Wand is as low as 9-1 behind the Japanese favourite, Lys Gracieux, for Saturday’s $5 million Cox Plate. Photograph: George Salpigtidis/Getty Images

For the second weekend in a row Ryan Moore will be on Group One duty in Australia for Aidan O’Brien when teaming up with Magic Wand in Saturday mornin(...)

Australia’s major newspapers have published redacted front pages in a co-ordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy. Photograph: AP Photo/Rick Rycroft

Australia’s major newspapers published redacted front pages on Monday in a co-ordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy that is often justifi(...)

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Qantas pilot, Captain Sean Golding (left) exit the plane after arriving in Sydney. Photograph: Qantas/AFP/Getty Images.

Australian airline Qantas has completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney. It was used to carry out a series of tests to a(...)

Flights of all durations have been known to take their toll on mood. Hell may be other people, but more specifically it is other passengers. Photograph: Will Burgess/Reuters

Here’s one for people with a fondness for flight tracker apps: in the air for most of Saturday in the GMT+1 time zone is QF 787-9, a Boeing 787 Dreaml(...)

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce: “I think Boeing are fantastic engineering company, they will fix this issue.” Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The Irish-born boss of Australia’s largest airline, Qantas, has affirmed his confidence in Boeing as the planemaker works to improve its aircraft foll(...)

Protesters sit on the ground on a major road in the centre of  Melbourne. Photo:  Asanka Brendon/AFP via Getty

Extinction Rebellion activists around the world have begun a week of action to highlight their environmental campaign. The group has billed the week a(...)

Dublin compares reasonably well with other cities around the world when it comes to overall reputation, scoring better than Seattle, Boston and Barcelona but behind San Francisco, Toronto, London, Copenhagen and Sydney

It’s not a surprise. When foreign workers living in Dublin were asked to identify the city’s main characteristic, most of them reached immediately for(...)

Michael Russell and his wife Sinead on Skellig Michael, Co Kerry.

In March 2018, I moved home to Ireland after almost five years living in New York. Arriving home to a country buried under snow and facing a national (...)

 New South Wales Labor minister Jo Haylen (L) and New South Wales Independent member of parliament Alex Greenwich (R) speak to the media at Parliament House in Sydney on Thursday. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

Legislators in Australia’s most populous state voted on Thursday to decriminalise abortion after a fractious debate that threatened to divide the cons(...)

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg walks with protesters during the Global Climate Strike march in New York. Photograph:  Getty Images

Millions of students and protesters took to the streets across the world on Friday, including thousands in Ireland, to demand urgent action from polit(...)

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