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Neil Cooney (34) and his partner Kath (32) after their arrival at Dublin Airport from Peru. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Ten hours into a gruelling bus journey from Tarapoto, a city on the edge of the Amazon in northern Peru, the bus carrying Irish citizens to Lima for a(...)

Despite a slowdown in the Australian economy, there are still almost 200 occupations on the Skilled Occupations List, which is a good indicator of your chances of finding a job.

 Australia may no longer be the dream destination it was for Irish people seeking work abroad but it still has lots to offer offer – and n(...)

A survey of IACC members last year found 80 per cent wanted to return to live in Ireland in the future, or were undecided about staying in Australia. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Since 2008, more than 100,000 Irish people have been granted visas to work in Australia. As the economy in Ireland improves the numbers deciding to m(...)

Downward curve: Western Australia is seeing a slowdown in mining. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

The number of Irish people returning to live in their native country last year was a lot lower than many anticipated. Just 12,100 Irish moved back (...)

The Queen Victoria Building in Sydney, a city where the average house price is 882,000 Australian dollars (€586,000). Photograph: Getty Images

Two years ago, anyone looking at an Australian political or business story online was regularly greeted with a banner advertisement about “the comi(...)

A screengrab taken from Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s St Patricks Day video message which has been deemed ‘patronising’. Photograph: YouTube.

Preparations for St Patrick’s Day events in Australia turned controversial today with the prime minister Tony Abbott’s video message to Irish ex-pats (...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott in May introduced the toughest budget in almost two decades, warning that the economic situation was an “emergency”. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/EPA

After 23 years of continuous growth, and being the only developed country to avoid recession in that time, there is a feeling in some corners that (...)

Guiding hands: young Irish professionals at an event hosted by the Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce during last year’s Lions rugby tour

Even seasoned businesspeople could feel out of their depth trying to carve out a career in a new country, but for young professionals and recent gradu(...)