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#Australia

# australia - Saturday 27 July, 2019

From The42 'The dream is to get a professional contract, whether it be here or at home' Irish Abroad

'The dream is to get a professional contract, whether it be here or at home'

Irish out-half Seán Kearns has been in excellent form in the Shute Shield in Australia.

# australia - Friday 26 July, 2019

Irish father-of-one dies in truck crash in Australia

Seamus Walsh had been living in Australia for several years with his young family.

Cabinet approves plans to train two Air Corps pilots in Australia in bid to address retention crisis

There are around 100 Air Corps pilots in the force.

# australia - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Man charged after crashing van filled with €125.6 million worth of drugs into police car in Sydney Australia This post contains videos

Man charged after crashing van filled with €125.6 million worth of drugs into police car in Sydney

A police car sustained significant damage in the incident, but no one was injured.

From The42 'Tuesday nights, James was always out' - Genia backs newly mature O'Connor to shine for Wallabies Second Chance

'Tuesday nights, James was always out' - Genia backs newly mature O'Connor to shine for Wallabies

Will Genia believes James O’Connor will grasp his chance if a six-year Wallabies exile comes to an end when Australia face Argentina.

# australia - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Woman in Sydney 'decapitates her mother in front of four-year-old boy'

Police described the crime scene as one of the “most horrific” they had ever seen.

# australia - Saturday 20 July, 2019

From The42 Two-try debutant Herschel Jantjies stars for Springboks Boks

Two-try debutant Herschel Jantjies stars for Springboks

The Rugby Championship got underway in Johannesburg.

From The42 Cheika prepared to leap before he’s pushed after World Cup Win Or Bust

Cheika prepared to leap before he’s pushed after World Cup

Australia endured a miserable 2018 and there is no room for error in a World Cup year. But can their mixed bag of a squad succeed?

# australia - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

From The42 James O'Connor wanted behavioural clauses in Rugby Australia deal Prodigal Son

James O'Connor wanted behavioural clauses in Rugby Australia deal

The 29-year-old is set for a first Wallabies appearance in six years.

From The42 Ulster's Coetzee returns to Springboks 23 for first time in four years Comeback

Ulster's Coetzee returns to Springboks 23 for first time in four years

The powerful back row has been named on the bench for Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash with Australia.

# australia - Monday 15 July, 2019

Children take stolen car on 1,000km road trip across Australian outback before being caught

Police are investigating several alleged offences committed during the road trip.

Australian police link bones to missing French backpacker

Erwan Ferrieux and Hugo Palmer were last seen at Shelly Beach in February.

Irish tourist in Australia says he'd no idea an octopus he put on his arm is the world's deadliest Blue-ringed Octopus This post contains videos

Irish tourist in Australia says he'd no idea an octopus he put on his arm is the world's deadliest

Venom from the blue-ringed octopus usually leads to paralysis and can even kill.

# australia - Friday 12 July, 2019

From The42 Wallabies' Bernard Foley to leave Waratahs and Australia after World Cup Big In Japan

Wallabies' Bernard Foley to leave Waratahs and Australia after World Cup

The 29-year-old is set to move to Japan’s Top League.

# australia - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Australian seagulls carrying drug-resistant superbugs, study finds

The gulls became infected after coming into contact with human faeces, the report said.

# australia - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Irish couple facing deportation in Australia because son has cystic fibrosis granted residency

The couple appealed the decision to refuse them residency which prompted intervention from a government minister.

# australia - Friday 5 July, 2019

Arm function restored to paralysed patients as part of groundbreaking Australian study

Two years after the procedure, most participants were able to feed themselves, use tools and handle electronic devices.

# australia - Thursday 4 July, 2019

From The42 Former Ulster star earns Wallabies recall for first time in three years after overcoming cancer Comeback Kid

Former Ulster star earns Wallabies recall for first time in three years after overcoming cancer

Christian Lealiifano has been included in the 34-man squad for their Rugby Championship opener.

Australian student detained in North Korea surfaces in Beijing airport in 'very good' spirits

Alek Sigley disappeared without a trace around 23 June.

# australia - Monday 24 June, 2019

Buildings shake and workers flee in Australian city of Darwin after powerful earthquake hits Down Under This post contains videos

Buildings shake and workers flee in Australian city of Darwin after powerful earthquake hits

The epicentre of the earthquake was in a remote part of Indonesia.

From The42 Israel Folau's GoFundMe campaign shut down for breaching terms Refund

Israel Folau's GoFundMe campaign shut down for breaching terms

After receiving more than 700,000 Australian dollars in donations, the page was shut down due to a violation.

# australia - Saturday 22 June, 2019

From The42 Norway keep their cool in shoot-out to advance past Australia Women's World Cup

Norway keep their cool in shoot-out to advance past Australia

The Matildas bow out of the tournament after failing from the spot.

# australia - Thursday 20 June, 2019

From The42 'I'm fighting for what's right': Folau makes funding appeal for legal costs Australia This post contains videos

'I'm fighting for what's right': Folau makes funding appeal for legal costs

The sacked rugby player is hoping to raise $3 million to aid his legal battle against Rugby Australia.

# australia - Friday 14 June, 2019

From The42 Another blow for the Wallabies as Kerevi joins post-World Cup exodus Turning Japanese

Another blow for the Wallabies as Kerevi joins post-World Cup exodus

In better news for Australia, Tevita Kuridrani has opted to extend his contract with the Brumbies.

From The42 Australia will play at 2020 Copa America after accepting invitation Guests

Australia will play at 2020 Copa America after accepting invitation

Australia will feature at next year’s Copa America for the first time in their history.

# australia - Thursday 13 June, 2019

From The42 Tonga open the door for Israel Folau to represent them at the 2023 World Cup Saga

Tonga open the door for Israel Folau to represent them at the 2023 World Cup

The former Wallabies fullback was fired by Rugby Australia for posting homophobic comments on social media.

# australia - Sunday 9 June, 2019

From The42 Juventus ace fires Italy to remarkable comeback win as they end 20-year World Cup absence in style The Late Late Show This post contains videos

Juventus ace fires Italy to remarkable comeback win as they end 20-year World Cup absence in style

Barbara Bonansea’s 95th-minute goal broke Australian hearts.

# australia - Saturday 8 June, 2019

From The42 Ashleigh Barty ends Australia's 46-year wait for French Open title after thrashing Czech teenager Champion

Ashleigh Barty ends Australia's 46-year wait for French Open title after thrashing Czech teenager

Eighth seed Barty got off to a strong start and never looked back to claim her maiden Grand Slam title.

# australia - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

From The42 Ireland head coach sees room for improvement as focus shifts to 'physical' Australia Up Next

Ireland head coach sees room for improvement as focus shifts to 'physical' Australia

Noel McNamara’s side made a positive start to the World Rugby U20 Championship by seeing off England.

Australian police search public broadcaster headquarters amid media crackdown

Police targeted three journalists involved in a two-year-old investigative report.

Cardinal George Pell begins appeal against child sexual assault conviction

Pell is most senior Catholic ever jailed for child sex abuse.

# australia - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Four people killed and two injured in Darwin shooting

The attack was not believed to be terror-related.

# australia - Monday 3 June, 2019

Cardinal George Pell to appeal against his convictions for sex attacks on two choirboys

The most senior figure in the Catholic church to be convicted of historical child sexual offences, Pell was sentenced in March to six years in prison.

# australia - Sunday 2 June, 2019

From The42 Top-10 finish for Ireland 7s in 30-degree Paris heat as Olympic qualification countdown continues Feel The Burn This post contains videos

Top-10 finish for Ireland 7s in 30-degree Paris heat as Olympic qualification countdown continues

Anthony Eddy’s side were hit with injuries heading into the Challenge Trophy final where they lost out to Canada.

# australia - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

From The42 Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness Gold Standard

Pocock calls an end to his time with Brumbies and chases World Cup fitness

The Wallabies back row is struggling with a calf issue and his club have been unable to put a time frame on his return.

# australia - Thursday 23 May, 2019

From The42 Socceroos call-up for Aussie-born midfielder whose parents hail from Dublin Recognition

Socceroos call-up for Aussie-born midfielder whose parents hail from Dublin

Brandon O’Neill registered on Ireland’s radar during Martin O’Neill’s tenure as national team manager.

# australia - Sunday 19 May, 2019

From The42 Wallabies hooker withdrawn from training camp amid drink-driving allegations Investigation

Wallabies hooker withdrawn from training camp amid drink-driving allegations

Waratahs player Tolu Latu is among the contenders to make Australia’s squad for the World Cup.

# australia - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Australia's Liberal Party retains power in shock election win over Labor rivals

Just under 17 million people cast their vote across the country.

# australia - Friday 17 May, 2019

From The42 Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments CONFIRMED

Wallabies star Israel Folau sacked over anti-gay comments

The fullback has 72 hours to appeal.

# australia - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

From The42 Connacht sign exciting Australian Sevens wing Reaquainted This post contains videos

Connacht sign exciting Australian Sevens wing

Head coach Andy Friend has previously worked with 25-year-old John Porch.