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Annie Slattery of ConX: “Aussie builders love the Irish”

Moving to Australia has become a rite of passage for many young Irish people. For Annie Slattery, it also led her into a whole new career assisting(...)

Introducing ‘rainbow walks’ to Dublin streets will make the city a more attractive proposition for gay tourists, according to local Fine Gael members –  areas on Dame Street and Capel Street have been identified as possibile locations (artist’s impression)

Introducing ‘rainbow walks’ to Dublin streets will make the city a more attractive proposition for gay tourists, according to local Fine Gael members.(...)

 Robin van Persie: “It’s my ambition to play the next years. I’m thinking about my family and my children with every decision I take.” Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images.

Robin van Persie has admitted the uncertainty over his future at Manchester United is a “strange” situation and that any decision he takes will be inf(...)

When Mervyn Jacob left Ireland in 1986, he didn’t expect to end up with a ringside seat to the opening up of the Chinese economy. But having spent mos(...)

Two sections of the Berlin Wall measuring being transported by lorry from Berlin. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

It proved a symbol of oppression for many during its former use, however, visitors to Lismore Castle will now be able to appreciate the Berlin Wall in(...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott attends the memorial service for Katrina Dawson at Sydney University, Sydney, Australia, 23rd December 2014. Photograph: EPA/Nikki Short

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott says security agencies have reported an increased level of “terrorist chatter” and that “an attack is likely”.S(...)

Thousands of Irish emigrants are arriving home from Perth and Sydney to spend Christmas with family. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/File photo

Parents greeting grown up children arriving in from Sydney and Perth remarked on the “Home and Away” type complexions of their previously pasty offspr(...)

An Australian flag bearing the names of two victims of the Lindt café siege in Sydney. The partner of the gunman who sparked the hostage crisis has had her bail revoked by an Australian court.  Photograph: Dean Lewins/EPA

An Australian court ordered bail be revoked for the partner of a self-styled sheikh who last week stormed a Sydney café at gunpoint, sparking a 16-hou(...)

Iranian muslim cleric Man Haron Monis in 2009, bound in chains and holding an Australian flag outside court, after he was charged with unlawfully using the postal service to menace, after sending harassing letters to families of Australian soldiers. Photograph: Sergio Dioniso/EPA

On Tuesday Australians woke up to find their worst fears realised. The siege in Sydney’s Lindt Chocolate Cafe, which had begun at 9.44am the previous (...)

Five hostages have escaped from the Lindt café building where a gunman wearing a headband with Arabic lettering took as many as 30 people hostage during rush hour today. Photograh: Joel Carrett/EPA

Central Sydney was in lockdown today as a number of staff and customers were taken hostage at a Lindt café in the Central Business District by an a(...)

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