President  Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina  visit the Irish Support Agency in Bondi in Sydney Australia. Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins paid tribute to the work of the Irish Support Agency in the Sydney suburb of Bondi for the help they provide to members of(...)

As the country emerged in a somewhat uplifted mood after the commemoration of 1916, you couldn’t but be struck by the analogies between the two Irelands, of Then and Now.

Our national poet WB Yeats said that every Irish writer had a decision to take: whether to express Ireland or exploit it. In his day, the choice lay b(...)

Brianna Parkins as the Sydney Rose in 2016. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Journalist Brianna Parkins, the former Sydney Rose, has said that she would like to return to Ireland to help campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment (...)

Cycling on the Mayo Greenway, on the Wild Atlantic Way

A repeat of the large growth in visitor numbers from Australia over the past five years is “entirely doable” if more hotel accommodation is made avail(...)

President Higgins is on a State visit to Australia. File photograph: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has criticised “the politics of fear” behind the anti-immigrant policies that led to Brexit and the election of US preside(...)

Alan Gaffney: “I just think they are very, very strong and they have got a lot of depth at the present time and full credit to the coaches all over the provinces.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Australia will fear Ireland, when they host them in their first ever three-match Test series next year, because of what Joe Schmidt’s side have achiev(...)

   The comedian Magda Szubanski,  who revealed she was gay in 2012, has become emotional in TV interviews during the campaign, talking about a lesbian friend who was forced to “stand outside and listen to the screams” of her terminally ill partner because they were not legally married.

One of Australia’s best-known TV personalities, comedian Magda Szubanski, thought Ireland would serve as a template for passing same-sex marriage ther(...)

Deputy Irish PM Frances Fitzgerald, Sabina Coyne, Irish President Michael Higgins and ARU Chief Bull Pulver at Australia Rugby Union HQ in Sydney. Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins said that he was “more than optimistic” that Australia would support Ireland’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup after (...)

Simon Zebo is tackled during Ireland and Australia’s last meeting at the Aviva Stadium last year. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Australia will host Ireland in the first three-test rugby series between the countries in June 2018, the country’s rugby union announced on a visit by(...)

President Michael D Higgins talks with New South Wales’ Governor David Hurley as they walk in the garden with Frances Fitzgerald at Government House in Sydney. Photograph: Steve Christo/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has encouraged Australian entrepreneurs to work in Ireland “as a bridge” to the European Union and Irish companies to work(...)