International rules tour now just one test

International rules tour now just one test

23 April 2014

The AFL and the GAA today confirmed that Australia will play Ireland in a one-Test 2014 International Rules Series to be played at Patersons Stadium in Perth on Saturday 22 November.

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Relief for Kildare mum as cyclone passes

Relief for Kildare mum as cyclone passes

22 April 2014

A KILDARE native has told of how her family was left housebound as cyclone Ita hit her locality.

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A Native Once Again :: A sort of homecoming

A Native Once Again :: A sort of homecoming

21 April 2014

Isabel Hayes has moved back to Ireland after six years in Australia. In the first of a series of columns she writes about what its like to be an ex-expat, a native once again.

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War stories and Ireland’s forgotten soldiers

War stories and Ireland’s forgotten soldiers

21 April 2014

The other uniform many Irishmen fought and died in was Australian. More than 6,600 Irish-born men and women served in what was known as the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War. Almost 1,000 of them died in action or from wounds suffered in battle.

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Is Damien Duff heading down under?

Is Damien Duff heading down under?

17 April 2014

Former Irish international Damien Duff has declared that he is considering Australia as a possible destination to play football for the next two years.

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Sean Fitzpatrick cleared of fraud charges

Sean Fitzpatrick cleared of fraud charges

17 April 2014

The former chairman of the defunct Anglo Irish Bank has been cleared of all fraud charges over a loans-for-shares scheme months before the bank collapsed in January 2009.

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Irish stage treat for Sydney theatregoers

Irish stage treat for Sydney theatregoers

16 April 2014

Writer Tom Murphy’s masterpiece The Gigli Concert is back on stage in Sydney after a long-awaited encore.

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Concertina whiz a boon for Irish music scene

Concertina whiz a boon for Irish music scene

16 April 2014

Champion concertina player Mairéad Hurley has been taken aback by the strength of the Irish music scene since arriving in Australia.

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Govt further relaxes 457 rules for employers

Govt further relaxes 457 rules for employers

16 April 2014

The Abbott government has further relaxed rules on 457 visas allowing companies to nominate as many workers for sponsorship as they want.

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Grandparents cough up $80k for Oz visa

Grandparents cough up $80k for Oz visa

16 April 2014

Grandparents Janet and Eugene Bennis are giving up their life in Ireland to emigrate to Australia to be with their children and grandchildren.

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