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Sister Mary Leahy receives a community hero award for  provideing  care and support to seafarers at Sydney’s Port Botany for over 25 years

Five Irish-Australian women will receive awards at a ceremony in Sydney on Friday, including a Cork nun who is chaplain at Port Botany and the former (...)

Russell Crowe:  In a late-night tweet Crowe tallied up his winnings. '$3.7m at the coal face and around $350k of conversations ongoing.' Photograph:  Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

“Perhaps be slightly wary of using your paddle as a fan this evening,” cautions Sotheby’s Australia auctioneer Martin Gallon. The illustrious auction(...)

Amy Johnson: in May 1930, she flew solo from England to Australia, the first woman to do so

Amy Johnson was born in 1903, the same year that the Wright Brothers made their first flight. It would seem that this was no mere coincidence. Johnson(...)

 Darren Lehmann  announcing that  he will resign as Australian cricket coach after the final Test against South Africa. Photograph:  Wikus De Wet/AFP/Getty

Australian cricket broke down in tears as a shattered Steve Smith took full responsibility for the ball-tampering crisis that has engulfed a nation a(...)

John Fisher about to head out on deck of Scallywag during leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race  from Auckland to Itajai, Brazil, on   March 24th

With the remaining six boats competing in the Volvo Ocean Race safely past the notorious Cape Horn, the seventh boat that crew member John Fisher was (...)

Paddy Jackson leaving Belfast Crown Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Paddy Jackson Paddy Jackson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland in January 1992 before moving to Birmingham with his family when his father got a j(...)

Francis Edward De Groot, a former Hussar and a senior member of the New Guard born in Dublin, disrupted the Sydney Harbour Bridge opening ceremony by slashing the ribbon with his sword, declaring it open in the name of ‘decent citizens of New South Wales’.

Francis Edward De Groot was born in Dublin in 1888. By the time he and his Galway-born wife Mary arrived in Sydney in 1920, De Groot had served in the(...)

The long haul  was made by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner called Emily,  decorated with indigenous livery based on the artwork ‘Yam Dreaming’ by Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Photograph: Brent Winstone/EPA

Qantas Airways made a giant leap forward in long-haul travel with an inaugural non-stop flight between Australia and Britain in less than 24(...)

Qantas 9 (QF9) touched down at Terminal Three at 5.03am, just over 17 hours after setting off from Perth. Photograph: EPA

The first non-stop scheduled flight from Australia to the UK has landed in London – early – after a 17 hour, five minute journey across 9,300 miles (1(...)

A glowing globe and the words Earth Hour pictured in front of the unlit Brandenburg Gate shortly after the beginning of the international Earth Hour in Berlin. Photograph: Paul Zinken/AFP/Getty Images

Countries around the world have been switching off the lights for Earth Hour – a global call for international unity on the importance of climate chan(...)

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