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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Australia

Last year
# Irish Eye
How Ireland's World Cup group rivals got on during the international window
Vera Pauw’s history-makers were 4-0 winners over Morocco, but how did the other teams in Group B fare?
# Group by Group Guide
Group D Preview: France have huge talent but some problems, Denmark assume role as Dark Horses
In the latest of our series, we look at Group D: France, Denmark, Australia, and Tunisia.
# Must do better
'I was delighted to see the Mexican wave. I don't think we had much to do with it'
Ireland boss Andy Farrell said he isn’t worried about the depth of his wider squad.
# Cyberattack
Australia blames Russian hackers for medical data theft
The names of patients who received treatment for drug abuse and sexually transmitted infections were leaked
# canberra
Outrage in Australia as high-profile rape case abruptly ends in mistrial
Brittany Higgins, 27, alleged that former conservative staffer Bruce Lehrmann, 27, raped her on a couch inside a parliamentary office.
# emphatic
England storm in to Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after 75-0 win over South Africa
England will face Australia in the last eight of the tournament after topping their pool.
# Whangārei
Nine-try New Zealand crush Scotland at Rugby World Cup
The result ensures they will be top qualifiers for the quarter-finals.
# Jerusalem
Australia reverses recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital
Jerusalem is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians, and most foreign governments avoid formally declaring it the capital of either state.
# Comeback
Australia launch second-half rally to defeat Scotland as England survive France scare
Australia bounced back in the second half, with tries from Bienne Terita and Ashley Marsters.
# qualified
Here's what you need to know about the Women's World Cup draw
Ireland made history last night by booking their place at next year’s finals in Australia and New Zealand.
# Australia
Alleged victim of rape in Australian Parliament House testifies in court
Brittany Higgins alleges she fell asleep on a couch in the government office where she worked and awoke to her colleague on top of her.
# Nick Kyrgios
Wimbledon finalist Kyrgios to fight assault charge on mental health grounds
The charge reportedly relates to an incident involving his former girlfriend.
# debunked
Debunked: No, excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not down to natural causes
Spurious claims were made by an Australian climate change denier
# Winning
All Blacks thrash Australia to close in on Rugby Championship title
New Zealand won on a scoreline of 40-14 in Auckland.
# Grudge match
'Hell-bent' Wallabies say they respect All Blacks haka
Australia have not beaten New Zealand in Eden Park since 1986.
# tasmania
About 200 pilot whales die on Australian beach in mass stranding
Just 35 of the approximately 230 beached whales are still alive.
# Team news
Whitelock to lead All Blacks against Wallabies as Cane ruled out
Neville, Wilson return as Wallabies shuffle pack for All Blacks Test.
# Epic
All Blacks edge out Australia in 76-point thriller to close in on Rugby Championship title
Jordie Barrett scored a try at the death to settle the clash.
# wildlife
Elderly Australian man killed by kangaroo he may have kept as a pet
This is the first fatal kangaroo attack since a man died trying to save his dogs from a kangaroo in 1936.
# Australia
Death of Queen Elizabeth II rekindles Australian republic debate
Australia’s constitutional ties to the British monarchy will be open to debate for the first time since change was rejected in a 1999 referendum.
# Long Time Coming
South Africa earn first win on Australian soil in nine years with overpowering display
The Springboks picked up a 24-8 win to get their Rugby Championship campaign back on track.
Benetton confirm mutual termination of Italy wing Monty Ioane's contract
The 27-year-old said he’s dealing with mental health issues and needs to be with his family in Australia.
# Australia
Subject of 'Teacher's Pet' podcast found guilty of murdering his wife 40 years ago
Chris Dawson was charged with the murder of Lynette Dawson in 2018.
# No Luck
South Africa's winless run on Australian soil continues as Wallabies bounce back
The Springboks have not tasted victory in Australia since 2013.
# Scott Morrison
Australian PM accuses predecessor of 'trashing' democracy by taking over five ministerial posts
Anthony Albanese said Scott Morrison had appointed himself to more ministries than initially thought.
# Morrison
Former Aussie PM accused of running 'shadow government' by giving himself ministerial posts
Morrison made himself minister of health, finance and resources, among other positions.
# olivia newton john
Olivia Newton-John to receive state memorial service in Australia
The Grease star was raised in Melbourne in the state of Victoria.
# Pastures new
Former Celtic striker agrees move to Australian third tier
Leigh Griffiths is linking up with Mandurah City.
# The Seekers
The Seekers star Judith Durham dies aged 79
Durham made her first recording at 19 and rose to fame after joining The Seekers in 1963.
Australia to block development of coal mine to protect Great Barrier Reef
The Australian Greens party welcomed the news and urged the environment minister to reject another 26 planned coal mines.
# End of an era
Neighbours ends 37-year run with nostalgia, emotional reunions and wedding joy
The UK’s Channel 5 aired the last-ever episode yesterday and it will be broadcast on RTÉ this Wednesday.
# Neighbours
Neighbours comes to an end next week and RTÉ will stream classic episodes to mark the occasion
The series finale will air this Friday on the UK’s Channel 5, and on RTE next Wednesday.
# we need you
McDonald to Irish in Australia: 'You feel robbed of a life in Ireland, you've been badly let down'
McDonald said a referendum on Irish unity will take place in this decade.
# Kamikaze Kids
Sam Underhill ruled out of Sydney showdown with Australia due to concussion
It comes in the wake of Tom Curry returning home last week after being concussed in the first Test.
# Waiting Game
England to discover if they are facing full blown back row crisis before series finale
England lost Maro Itoje and Sam Underhill in their second Test against Australia after being concussed.
# Heavy Rain
Flood threat moves north of Sydney as water levels start to recede in Australia's largest city
Evacuation orders and official warnings to prepare to abandon homes were given to 60,000 people for today.
# starting XV
Two England debuts for Australia game as Eddie Jones rings the changes
Jack van Poortvliet will also start the second Test against Australia.
# Rugby
Wallaby Swain banned from last two England Tests after red card
Swain was found guilty of foul play during Australia’s 30-28 win in Perth.
# Australia
More than 30,000 may need to flee Sydney amid intense flooding
Parts of the city of 5 million people are facing a fourth flooding emergency in a year-and-a-half.
# Down Under
€2,000 price tag for 'Gold Table' at Sydney dinner with Mary Lou McDonald
The Sinn Féin leader is planning a tour to Australia to “engage with the Irish community”.