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# queensland - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

House fire in Australia kills 11 people

Eleven people, including eight children, have been killed in a devastating house fire in Queensland, Australia.

# queensland - Monday 22 August, 2011

Introducing: the 32 contestants in this year’s Rose of Tralee Rose Of Tralee This post contains images

Introducing: the 32 contestants in this year’s Rose of Tralee

Which of these 10 Irish and 22 international entrants are ‘lovely and fair’ enough to become the 53rd Rose of Tralee?

# queensland - Thursday 18 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Watch: Man charged for drink-driving on his motorised beer cooler Drink This post contains videos

Watch: Man charged for drink-driving on his motorised beer cooler

Chris Petrie was travelling at the coolbox’s top speed of 20kph when he was stopped by police.

# queensland - Monday 30 May, 2011

From The42 View from Oz: state of play Down Under This post contains videos

View from Oz: state of play

It’s State of Origin time again in Australia, one of the biggest sporting events in the country.

# queensland - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

Irish woman dies in Australian diving accident

Irish tourist dies while on an introductory scuba dive in the Whitsunday Islands.

# queensland - Monday 14 February, 2011

Cyclone-hit Queensland residents warned about deadly birds

Queensland residents have been warned that a dangerous 6ft bird that lives in the northern Australia rainsforest may come into built-up areas in search for food after the recent storms.

# queensland - Monday 7 February, 2011

In photos: Australia's summer of disasters Australia This post contains images

In photos: Australia's summer of disasters

Australia has been struck by tropical storms, heavy flooding and bushfires over the past two months.

# queensland - Thursday 3 February, 2011

Slideshow: Cyclone Yasi downgraded as it moves over north east Australia Queensland This post contains images

Slideshow: Cyclone Yasi downgraded as it moves over north east Australia

After causing destruction in Queensland, the most powerful storm to hit Australia in almost a century has been downgraded to a category one.

# queensland - Wednesday 2 February, 2011

Queensland braces for Cyclone Yasi Queensland This post contains videos

Queensland braces for Cyclone Yasi

State Premier says over 10,000 people have already evacuated from storm’s path and now it’s time to bunker down and sit out the storm.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you really need to know, including: FG still ahead despite dip in poll; men in Ireland more likely to emigrate or die young than women; and Queensland evacuations ahead of Cyclone Yasi.

# queensland - Monday 31 January, 2011

Queensland braces for Cyclone Yasi and further flooding Australia This post contains videos

Queensland braces for Cyclone Yasi and further flooding

Storm expected to strike northern Australian coast on Wednesday night, and could bring further significant rainfall for flood-struck region.

# queensland - Friday 14 January, 2011

Brisbane begins clean-up after €15bn flooding Australia This post contains videos

Brisbane begins clean-up after €15bn flooding

Citizens chip in as the epic clean-up begins, as homes and streets remain caked in thick brown mud.

# queensland - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

Worsening Australian floods spark Brisbane evacuations (Video) Australia This post contains videos

Worsening Australian floods spark Brisbane evacuations (Video)

Flash flooding has killed at least nine people, but with 66 missing, Australia’s Prime Minister warns the death toll is likely to rise.

# queensland - Tuesday 4 January, 2011

Queensland city facing further flood damage as waters continue to rise Australia This post contains videos

Queensland city facing further flood damage as waters continue to rise

Rockhampton is in danger of being cut off by road if the floodwaters peak at an expected 9.4 metres.

# queensland - Monday 3 January, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really need to know this morning: A referendum on scrapping the Seanad, more speculation of a Fianna Fáil heave, and water outages for two more weeks.

# queensland - Sunday 2 January, 2011

Australian floods claim first victim (Video)

Videos shot by locals in Rockhampton show the extent of the crisis being faced in Queensland.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: General election postponed to late March; AG called in to mediate between warring coalition partners, and Hotmail users hit by vanishing email syndrome.

# queensland - Saturday 1 January, 2011

Australia lashed by "biblical floods" and bush fires

Queensland warned to prepare for floodwaters of up to 30ft.

# queensland - Friday 31 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: New Year’s Eve

Bertie Ahern announces his plans to step down from politics; The government considers lowering the age of consent; and water restrictions are eased in some parts of the country for New Year’s Eve.

# queensland - Thursday 30 December, 2010

Queensland residents evacuated amid lengthy flood warning

Hundreds have now been evacuated from their homes in eastern Australia – but flooding has not yet reached its peak.

# queensland - Wednesday 29 December, 2010

Queensland flooding may take weeks to recede

Residents warned of contamination to drinking water supplies and warned to boil the water before use.