Seáneen Sullivan  in L Mulligan Grocer’s bar in Stoneybatter, Dublin which she co-owns. Photograph: James Forde for the Irish Times

The Writer – Seáneen Sullivan Talking to Seáneen Sullivan leaves you full of optimism. Bright and full of ideas, she is a flow of positive consciousn(...)

Nicola Costello: ‘They say that nursing is a calling but the conditions aren’t reasonable or realistic in Ireland.’

As talks take place between health service management and nursing unions in an attempt to avert strike action, The Irish Times asked Irish-trained nur(...)

Seáneen Sullivan  in L Mulligan Grocer in Stoneybatter, Dublin which she co-owns. Photograph: James Forde

Food glorious food is not a song that has been traditionally sung with any great conviction by generations of tourists travelling to Ireland and while(...)

People ride the Beach House water slides during hot weather at Glenelg beach in Adelaide, Australia. Photograph: Kelly Barnes/EPA

Australia’s post-Christmas heatwave continues to sweep across the country, with a near record-breaking 49 degrees forecast for Western Australia, and (...)

Ciara Moore, a 32-year-old nurse from Greystones, moved to Sydney in 2015.

In the past decade, almost 100,000 people have boarded a plane and moved to Australia. That’s an average of 27 people every day, for 10 years. When th(...)

NZ meat pie.

The thing about living in New Zealand in the 1980s, back in the day when the All Blacks had part-time jobs, is that there wasn’t a whole lot of culina(...)

Oisín Tracey at the Native Animal Rescue AU, a wildlife rehab centre in Perth, with Monty the possum who was admitted with corneal ulcers. Photograph: @pawsomedoctor/Instagram

When he’s not stitching up kangaroos, surfing or saving the lives of the pets of Perth, Irish vet Oisín Tracey is tending to his Instagram following o(...)

Daisy Bates lived with Aboriginal communities for forty years, compiling dictionaries of regional dialects, mythology and legends.

Born in Tipperary in 1859 and dying in Australia in 1951, Daisy Bates’ life spanned almost a century of intense social change. Orphaned at a young age(...)

Dublin man Gregor McGuckin on his yacht Hanley Energy Endurance off Lanzarote in the Canary Islands in June. Photograph: Christophe Favreau/PPL/GGR/PA Wire

An Irish sailor has been rescued from the Indian Ocean after his yacht was damaged when he tried to help an injured rival during the Golden Globe Race(...)

Australia ranked behind only the United States in the number of unprovoked shark encounters with humans in 2017. Photograph: iStock

A 12-year-old girl was attacked by a shark in waters off Australia’s tropical northeast coast on Thursday, an ambulance official said, the second atta(...)

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