Australia demands answers after women taken from Qatar Airways flight and strip-searched. File Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

The Australian government says it is “deeply concerned” at the “offensive, grossly inappropriate treatment” of women passengers on a Qatar Airways fli(...)

“In the times I’ve been there, and I’ve been there many times, that’s always been the way the locals have treated me.” Photo: William West/AFP/Getty Image

With both of his parents coming from north Lebanon, Michael Cheika has always been proud of his roots and, as a Unicef ambassador for Lebanon in Austr(...)

 Steve Smith bats during an Australian squad nets session for NSW based players at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia’s limited overs tour of England will proceed from the end of this month as planned, Cricket Australia has announced. CA’s board gave its fi(...)

Grey clouds: the Irish in Australia are facing a recession. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

Covid-19 has posed a significant challenge to the fortunes of the Irish in Australia. But many aren’t running for the exit, despite a looming reces(...)

Net overseas migration in Australia is expected to be down 30 per cent this year as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.  Photograph:  James D Morgan/Getty Images

During the post-2008 recession, Irish people became used to hearing how emigration was a “safety valve” for the labour market, wicking underemployed p(...)

Qantas has cancelled all its international flights up to the end of October 2020. Photograph: Barbara Walton

Qantas Airways said on Thursday it had cancelled most international flights until late October after the Australian government indicated its border cl(...)

Kirstie Keohane in the Yarra Valley in Victoria. She is disappointed at how the Australian government is treating backpackers

When Denise Daly arrived in Australia last November, she never imagined living in a working hostel with 80 other backpackers during a pandemic. But w(...)

A woman wearing a mask and gloves walking in Madrid on Thursday as using masks became obligatory in public where social distancing is not possible. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP via Getty

Coronavirus lockdowns will be eased in Spain’s capital Madrid and second city Barcelona from Monday to allow outdoor dining and gatherings of up to 10(...)

The Kearney family: (L-R top row) Ryan (17), Anthony, Nicky and Katie (20). (L-R bottom row) Emily (4), Jessica (12) and Adam (11).

Anthony and Nicky Kearney left Ireland with their children and moved to Australia in late 2009. Two months ago the family of seven had (...)

Leo Varadkar said the next government will want to study a new system mooted by the Australian government which would see Google and Facebook pay media outlets for news content displayed on the companies’ services. Photograph: Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has described tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter as “sort of free riders” who benefit from content published by o(...)

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