Police  patrol  Bondi Beach  on horseback in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/EPA

Australian police hiked fines for people breaking lockdown rules in Sydney and the rest of its home state on Saturday. Strict stay-at-home orders were(...)

Members of  public  tested at pop-up Covid-19 clinic in Sydney, Australia. The stay-at-home orders for coronavirus-hit Greater Sydney and the surrounding area have been tightened. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

Sydney’s poorest neighbourhoods on Friday braced for military enforcement of the city’s toughest and longest lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic as the (...)

Emerald Tide members (left to right) Killian Shannon, Joe Junker, Giselle O’Meara and Kate Heneghan are among  more than 1,000 people stuck on a cruise liner off the coast of Sydney, Australia.

A group of Irish musicians stranded on board the Ruby Princess cruise ship in New South Wales, Australia have said they’re desperate to return home to(...)

Firemen prepare as a bushfire approaches homes on the outskirts of the town of Bargo on December 21st in Sydney. Photograph:  David Gray/Getty

Emergency-level fires have swept across parts of New South Wales (NSW) and South Australia, and the death toll and number of injured firefighters has (...)

  Australian police on August 14th, 2019 identified the 24-year-old woman they believe had her throat slit by a man who went on a knife-wielding rampage across central Sydney Michaela Dunn. Photograph: New South Wales Police/ AFP/ XGTY/ Getty Images

The woman murdered in a knife attack in Sydney has been named as Michaela Dunn. The 24-year-old was allegedly killed at an apartment on Clarence Str(...)

Mourners carry a casket  during funerals for some of the 50 victims of the mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: EPA

Burials for the 50 people killed the New Zealand terrorist attack have begun in Christchurch as the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, returned to the ci(...)

Two Irishmen have been charged with murdering a man (66) in Australia. The pair, from Donegal, had previously been charged with assaulting the man i(...)

 An exterior view of the Opal Tower  at Sydney Olympic Park. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

More than 3,000 people living in or near a 36-storey apartment building at Sydney’s Olympic Park have been ordered from their homes after residents re(...)

Daniel Twohig is wanted in relation to an outstanding conviction warrant for numerous offences.  Photograph: New South Wales Police

Members of the public in Australia have been asked to come forward with any information they may have on an Irish man who is wanted for assaulting a p(...)

Thomas Zinn  (centre), the partner of Lindt Cafe siege victim Tori Johnson, with her parents  Rosie Connellan  and Ken Johnson after the inquest into the incident concluded in Sydney on Wednesday. Photograph: David Moir/AAP Image via AP

Australian police failed to respond quickly enough to the threat posed by a gunman responsible for a siege at a Sydney cafe in 2014 in which three peo(...)

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