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Australian actor Geoffrey Rush  arriving at the federal court in Sydney on November 8th last. He has been awarded a record defamation payment against a News Corp tabloid. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded a A$2.8 million (€1.7 million) defamation payment against a News Corp tabloid, the largest defamation(...)

Voters stand in line outside a polling station during a federal election in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday, May 18th, 2019. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

Australia’s Liberal-National coalition government has retained power in what prime minister Scott Morrison, who is a Pentecostal Christian, has hailed(...)

Labor opposition leader Bill Shorten raises a beer at Saint John Bar in Launceston, Australia on May 13th. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty

It happens in almost every Australian campaign, and it’s happening again now: Labor’s polling numbers fall as election day gets closer. For almost th(...)

Francis Shanley had been living in Australia for 10 years and was due to get married shortly to his Australian fiancée. Photograph: NT Irish Association Facebook page

A-53-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving causing death after an Irishman was killed in a crash in Sydney. Police allege Francis Omi(...)

Police have made an appeal for a driver who they said left the scene of the fatal crash which happened on the M4 motorway in West Sydney at 5.50am on Thursday morning. Photograph: iStock

A 36-year-old Irishman has been killed in a 11 car pile-up in Sydney. The victim, who has not yet been named, was on his way to work when his vehicl(...)

Australian Opposition leader Bill Shorten: Thousands of people used #MyMum on Twitter to recount difficulties their mothers had gone through to raise them. Photograph: Darren England/EPA

The Australian election campaign took a dramatic twist when the leader of Australia’s opposition Labor Party, Bill Shorten, broke down in tears after (...)

Lavannia: ‘Be personable– interviewers are looking for people they can imagine working with.’

Tell us about yourself, where you’re from and where you went to college? “I have a somewhat atypical background. So I’m originally from Singapore/Ma(...)

TCD students Jemil Saidi and John Moroney  emerge from Trinity’s Campanile while participating in a recent ‘chariots of fire’ run. Photograph: Alan Betson

Trinity College Dublin is launching what it is says is the country’s biggest ever philanthropic campaign aimed at generating €400 million in funding (...)

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP

Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce committed to stay on for at least three more years, extending his tenure to the planned start of groundbreak(...)

Saracens’ Billy Vunipola is confronted by a Munster fan after his side’s victory in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The views expressed by Israel Folau and Billy Vunipola do not represent the rugby community, our ethos, ethics or values. They are not us. Rugby’s on(...)

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