Peter Dutton:  the minister intervened in the cases of three European women and their visas were reinstated. Photograph: EPA/Mick Tsikas

In his maiden speech to the Australian parliament in 2007, Scott Morrison said “my greatest concern is to be on God’s side”. In the 11 years since, M(...)

Jonathan Drennan with his fiancée Christina, who he met in Sydney.

When I left my dad at Belfast City Airport en route to Sydney four years ago, we hugged briefly, in that awkward way that Irish father and sons are wo(...)

  Australians  voted for  laws to be changed to allow same-sex marriage. Photograph: James Alcock/Getty Images

The outcome of the plebiscite on same-sex marriage was almost identical in Ireland and Australia, the yes side winning by 62 per cent to 38 per cent. (...)

The Australian Football League has come under fire after ruling a transgender footballer ineligible for selection a day before the national draft for (...)

President Higgins said he was absolutely delighted to hear about the result during his State visit to Australia.

President Michael D Higgins praised the Republic of Ireland soccer team for the spirit they showed in beating Wales 1-0 in Cardiff on Monday night and(...)

Jack Riewoldt of the Tigers celebrates victory with team mates at the final siren during the 2017 AFL Grand Final. Photograph: Getty Images

The Richmond Tigers shrugged off decades of frustration to win their 11th Australian Football League championship and first in 37 years with a 48-poi(...)

 Conor McKenna of the Essendon Bombers in action against the  Carlton Blues.  “At the minute I am happy there and I’ll see after four years what happens.”  Photograph:  Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

“Stubbornness,” says Conor McKenna, when asked why he’s managed to succeed in the professional environs of the Australian Football League where so man(...)

Australian rules football star Adam Goodes, who is contemplating retirement from the game because of continuing racial abuse. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Adam Goodes should be playing tonight for the Sydney Swans, but instead he is thinking about retiring from the Australian Football League. The 35-yea(...)

Essendon’s Dustin Fletcher seen above representing Australia in the International Rules series, has along with Jobe Watson and 32 other players been cleared by an AFL anti doping tribunal. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

An anti-doping tribunal has thrown out drugs charges against 34 professional Australian Rules footballers who were swept up in a sweeping probe that h(...)

Cork’s Ciaran Sheehan (left) leads the charge, with Down’s Damien Rafferty and Conor Garvey on his shirt-tail. Sheehan is expected to play his first AFL match on Saturday. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Former Cork footballer Ciaran Sheehan is expected to be named in the Carlton team to play Gold Coast in the Australian Football League (AFL) at Etihad(...)

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