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Anne Power with her daughter Arianna and grandson Ben at her home in Ashbourne. ‘Being away from the grandkids is the hardest. It is the little things that you miss; not being able to give them a hug, to listen to their little stories, to give them a cuddle when they are ill.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It was the height of summer 2014 when Anne Power dug out her Christmas decorations, set up a tree with presents wrapped underneath, and asked her loc(...)

Philip Lynch: ‘On our bush block, an hour’s drive south of Hobart, we can often go for days without witnessing any other human activity... the island’s rich array of marsupials commandeer the highways and byways from dusk to dawn.’

After living for almost three decades in Melbourne, this Irishman now calls rural Tasmania home. My wife and I wanted a change from our treadmill-lik(...)

Ruby Walsh won  The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham   last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins has confirmed Un De Sceaux will venture into new territory this Sunday when he bids to secure his trainer a fifth success in the Frenc(...)

Róisín Ryan: ‘There will be more and more people like me moving back from Australia, and that’s the ideal way to develop business links between the two countries.’

Management consultant Róisín Ryan (37) “rode out the recession in the sun” in Melbourne for the past 10 years, but since her son Tom was born three y(...)

Red Dirt was inspired by Elizabeth Reapy’s backpacking trip around Australia in 2011.

I was staying in an apartment on the outskirts of Perth, rent-free. It belonged to FIFO (fly in, fly out) workers from Mayo and Offaly, and they let m(...)

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(...)

Eamon Sharkey: ‘Don’t misinterpret the exotic photos on Facebook, there is a sadness to being away from loved ones that burns deep inside.’

I left Ireland in 2011, quitting a good job in Paddy Power. I was ready for excitement and new opportunities, and so I set off for Australia via South(...)

Police officers spray a demonstrator as anti-immigration and anti-racism protesters clash in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Julian Smith/EPA

Australian police used pepper spray to break up clashes between right-wing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne on Satu(...)

The conorer said ‘a more rigorous, risk-averse approach’ by authorities would have led to a   cancellation of Adrian Bayley’s parole. He  was on parole after serving eight years’ jail for 16 counts of rape against five women when he raped and murdered Jill Meagher.

Australian law enforcement authorities could have prevented the rape and murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher in Melbourne by revoking Adrian Bayley’s p(...)

Nepalese Pemba Sherpa, operation manager of Seven Summit Treks, showing where the Dutch man and Australian woman died at Camp 4 on Mount Everest: it is thought they got altitude sickness. Photograph: Narendra Shrestha/EPA

A 34-year-old Australian woman has died while descending from the summit of Mount Everest, local officials in Kathmandu said on Sunday, the second dea(...)

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