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Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull attends a press conference in Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Graham /AFP/Getty Images

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull clung to power on Wednesday as rebel Liberal Party deputies pressed for a second leadership contest just a(...)

President  Michael D Higgins (L) shakes hands with the Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull ahead of a meeting at Parliament House in Canberra. Photograph: Lukas Coch/Reuters/Pool

President Michael D Higgins shared the Government’s concerns about the impact of Brexit on Ireland during a meeting with the Australia prime minister (...)

L-R President  Michael D Higgins, Sir Peter Cosgrove, Sabina Higgins and Lady Cosgrove at Áras an Uachtaráin on Friday. Photograph:  Conor McCabe

Ireland and Australia must form tighter trade bonds following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, and the election of Donald Trump in America, the gove(...)

IFSC in Dublin: “Potentially there will be lots of jobs coming to Ireland, especially in the financial services area. The key issue is around the inability of banks to trade the euro once Britain is out of the EU.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Foreign direct investment in the Republic is at “an all-time high” with the number of jobs advertised in the financial sector during the first quarter(...)

Photograph: iStock

Irish businesses may be feeling the effect of the Brexit uncertainty, but the number of jobs being advertised in the Irish foreign direct investment s(...)

Jobs market: Of the four sectors covered by the CPL report, the strongest growth for the third time in four quarters was in accountancy, finance and banking at 39 per cent year-on-year. Photograph: Getty

The rate of jobs growth is continuing to accelerate in foreign direct investment (FDI) sectors, according a report from recruitment firm CPL. The R(...)

Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister and leader of the Liberal Party, is sworn in at Government House in Canberra, Australia.  Photograph: Mark Graham/Bloomberg

New prime minister Malcolm Turnbull dashed hopes of swift action on progressive issues such as same-sex marriage after he was sworn in as Australia’s (...)

The Asgard II, which sunk off the French coast in 2008. Photograph: Coiste an Asgard/PA Wire

The Atlantic Youth Trust is seeking to raise €16 million for a new Irish sail training ship. It would replace the Republic’s Asgard II, which was lost(...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott with the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. Mr Abbott said that while the duke had not called to thank him for the knighthood, he did not “expect gratitude”. Photograph: Tim Rooke/PA Wire

The only person prime minister Tony Abbott consulted before awarding an Australian knighthood to Prince Philip was former defence force chief Angus H(...)

Is spending time on social media during work hours work or play?  Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

One in seven employees spend more than an hour on social media during work hours, according to a new survey by recruitment firm CPL. CPL’s Employment (...)

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