Australia has replaced the 457 visa programme with the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS) with a significantly reduced list of qualifying occupations. Photograph: Getty images

More than 630 Irish people have been deported from Australia over the last two years according to figures released by the Australian Department of Hom(...)

A satirical article in the Brisbane Times which described a "foreign crime wave" in the city, perpetrated by "brassy Irish scrubbers", (...)

David Sleator: his organisational skills and pleasant manner ensured the ready co-operation of all who had dealings with him. Photograph: Frank Miller

David Sleator, who died suddenly last Monday, was a big, multitalented man of patient ways. He was, as Irish Times Editor Kevin O’Sullivan said at (...)