John Mcquaid

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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(...)

Ciara Moore, a 32-year-old nurse from Greystones, moved to Sydney in 2015.

In the past decade, almost 100,000 people have boarded a plane and moved to Australia. That’s an average of 27 people every day, for 10 years. When th(...)

‘I am single, never married. I am alone here, and I want to move there to help out with my grandchildren.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Question I want to go and live with my only child in Melbourne. He is permanent citizen in Australia, married to an Australian girl, and they have tw(...)

Convictions for assault, drugs, or repeat offences for drink driving are taken very seriously in Australia. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

Question I have been on a working holiday visa (WHV) in Australia for nearly two years. My employer here has offered to sponsor me for a Temporary Sk(...)

The Australian government’s medium and long-term skilled occupation list still contains 176 occupations eligible for four-year temporary and permanent residence visas, including secondary teachers, the majority of trades, IT, health and engineering. Photograph: iStock

Technology, healthcare, education and construction are the sectors offering the “best jobs in Australia” in 2018, according to global jobs website Ind(...)

Out of the corner of her mouth, she goes, “I will never, ever forgive you for this, Ross.”

The old dear looks confused. She’s like, “Where are you taking me?” Or maybe she’s just hammered. There’s a hum off her breath that could put a hole (...)

Over the moon: Brendan Nee becomes an Australian citizen on St Patrick’s Day in 2011

As one of the world’s largest St Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Sydney parade and family day tomorrow will have all the trappings of an Irish (...)