Sonya Redmond in Perth: the Snapchats we send from abroad may be from a beach, but there isn’t a day that goes by when we don’t miss home

Sonya Redmond, originally from Wexford, now lives in Perth in Australia, with her husband, Kenneth McCarthy. She is chief of staff at the University o(...)

Most of the 84 participants increased their endurance during their three months of jogging and biking, but not all. Photogrpah: iStock

If you start exercising and do not seem to be gaining as much endurance or strength as you had hoped, you might want to switch up your routine, accord(...)

Gabrielle Campion in the sunken gardens at the University of Western Australia in Perth.
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  • December 17, 2017, 01:00

Gabrielle Campion travelled to Perth in 2011 to visit her sister Lena for three months, and stayed for six and a half years. She works in communicatio(...)

 President Michael D  Higgins after he received a Honorary Doctorate from pro-chancellor Penelope Flett at the University of Australia in Perth,  Australia. Photograph:  Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins thanked the Irish communities of Western Australia for “extending the hand of friendship” to the new waves of emigrants wh(...)

President Michael D Higgins addresses the Legislative Assembly in Parliament House in Perth, Western Australia, on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

President Michael D Higgins acknowledged that injustices were inflicted on the Aboriginal people by Irish emigrants in Australia in a landmark address(...)

Dr Barry Doyle: front centre, with colleagues from the Vascular Engineering Laboratory at the University of Western Australia

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in Ireland, according to the Irish Heart Foundation, responsible for one in three of all deat(...)

Ciara Glennon (27), whose body was found in a bush grave in Perth, Western Australia,  in 1997. Police have charged a man with the abduction and murders 20 years ago of three women, including Ms Glennon. Photograph: Reuters

A man has been charged in Australia with the murder 20 years ago of two young women, including Ciara Glennon, who had Irish family connections. Bradl(...)

 Starting a person on aspirin immediately after a TIA reduces the risk of a stroke within the coming weeks by up to 80 per cent. Photograph: iStockphoto

Jim came to see me with his wife. The night before, he noticed some tingling in his right hand and some weakness in his right arm. The symptoms settle(...)

Schoolchildren in San José, Costa Rica, eat next to  a noticeboard warning against Zika  as part of a government campaign to prevent the spread of the aedes aegypti mosquitos . The words on the noticeboard read: “All against Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika”. Photograph:  Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

A new study of 42 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome in French Polynesia offers the strongest evidence to date that the Zika virus can trigger temporary(...)

The stars will finally start to wink out like candles on a windowsill. Photograph: Getty Images

The universe may have started with a Big Bang, but fresh evidence shows that it will very definitely go out with a whimper. The universe is slowly dyi(...)

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