NSW Premier’s Irish orphan girl ancestry revealed

NSW Premier’s Irish orphan girl ancestry revealed

29 August 2014

NSW Premier Mike Baird is the latest Australian to discover he is descended from one of the 4,115 Irish orphan girls who were brought to Australia in famine times.

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Fermanagh man named as Dapto road victim

Fermanagh man named as Dapto road victim

28 August 2014

The Irish national who was killed on the M1 Pacific Motorway near the New South Wales town of Dapto has been named as Aiden (Aidey) Allen, a 33-year-old from Irvinestown in Co Fermanagh.

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Catholic paper bans ads for McAleese event

Catholic paper bans ads for McAleese event

28 August 2014

The Catholic Weekly has refused to run advertisements for a Sydney event featuring former President of Ireland Mary McAleese because of her reported views on the ordination of women and homosexuality.

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Dublin writer’s sea adventure a hit with kids

Dublin writer’s sea adventure a hit with kids

28 August 2014

Ciara Molloy Tan's book Hermione Anemone and the Enormous Storm has become a children's book hit in Australia.

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New Irish Echo print edition out today

New Irish Echo print edition out today

28 August 2014

A Sydney Catholic newspaper's ban on former president of Ireland Mary McAleese leads the latest print edition of the Irish Echo, which is out now at newsagents.

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All Ireland semi-final replay live on TV

All Ireland semi-final replay live on TV

27 August 2014

The All Ireland football semi-final replay between Kerry and Mayo will be live on 7Mate, the Irish Echo has learned.

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One fifth of Irish abroad: UN report

One fifth of Irish abroad: UN report

27 August 2014

International migration figures show the number of Irish-born people living outside the country rose to 772,485 in 2013, an increase of almost 35,000 from 737,917 three years earlier.

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Irish govt welcomes latest jobless figures

Irish govt welcomes latest jobless figures

27 August 2014

There were 254,500 people out of work in Ireland at the end of June, a drop of 46,000 - or over 15% - compared to the same time last year.

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Irishman (33) fatally struck by semi-trailer

Irishman (33) fatally struck by semi-trailer

26 August 2014

An Irish national has been killed on the M1 Pacific Motorway near the New South Wales town of Dapto.

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Tributes for Albert Reynolds, dead at 81

Tributes for Albert Reynolds, dead at 81

21 August 2014

Tributes have been paid to peacemaker and former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds who has died after a long illness.

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