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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Sydney

This month
January 2023
# Sydney
Kurtley Beale suspended by Rugby Australia after sexual assault charge
Veteran fullback was arrested and taken to a police station in Sydney.
# Australia
Cardinal Pell, whose abuse convictions were overturned, dies aged 81
Vatican news agency EWTN reported that his death on Tuesday was due to complications from hip replacement surgery.
Last year
2022
# Mary Lou in Oz
McDonald dismisses suggestion attendance at €2k 'Gold Table' Sydney dinner sends wrong message
The SF leader said the event, organised by a business group and TCD Alumni, is not a party event.
# 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.
# 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.
# Evacuation
Thousands told to evacuate before 'life-threatening' Sydney flood
The city’s Warragamba Dam began to spill in the early hours of this morning.
# 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”.
# Travel
Qantas to launch direct Sydney to London route - the longest non-stop passenger flight
People are set to spend 19 hours in the air travelling from Sydney to London by the end of 2025.
# australian floods
Australian residents evacuate as floods threaten Sydney suburbs
Images from around Sydney showed submerged roads, cars struggling through floodwaters and debris flowing rapidly down rivers.
# Australia
Death toll from week-long Australia floods rises to 20 as thousands evacuate Sydney
The national weather bureau warned of “a tough 48 hours ahead” for Sydney.
# Australia
Sydney prepares for more torrential rain after flooding kills 14 people
As much as eight inches of rain is forecast for Australia’s largest city.
# Sydney
Australian prime minister isolating after testing positive for Covid-19
Scott Morrison said he will work from home as Australia’s east coast battles huge floods.
# Coronavirus
Legal requirement to self-isolate to end in England from Thursday, Johnson announces
The legal duty to self-isolate following a positive coronavirus test will fall away in the UK by the end of the week.
# Australia
Hunt on for great white shark that killed Sydney swimmer
The attack has rocked beach communities in Sydney’s east, where being in the water is a part of everyday life.
# Little Bay
Swimmer dies in Sydney's first fatal shark attack in 60 years
It is the Australian city’s first fatal shark attack since 1963.
All time
# Australia
Tears, embraces and laughter at Sydney Airport as Australia's border reopens
Incoming vaccinated Australians are able to come home without quarantining in a hotel for two weeks.
# Australia
Sydney to scrap all quarantine requirements for travellers from next month
“Hotel quarantine will be a thing of the past. This is a significant day for our state.”
# Australia
Sydney reopens to the vaccinated after 100-plus days of lockdown
Melbourne, however, continues to lag behind while jab rates gradually increase.
# Australia
Sydney lockdown ends after 106 days
A handful of venues planned to open at 12:01 am local time to vaccinated customers.
# Down Under
Sydney gets roadmap for lifting lockdown - but only if vaccine targets are reached
Stay-at-home orders are set to be lifted when the double-dose vaccination rate hits 70%.
# Melbourne
Hundreds arrested in Australia protests as country faces its worst Covid-19 rise
New South Wales, where Sydney is located, reported 825 infections — a record for the entire country
# Australia
Record daily infection toll reported in Australia’s most populous state
The previous record tally in New South Wales, home to Sydney, was 390, reported on Friday.
# Australia
Sydney warned to brace for higher Covid numbers as lockdown continues
New South Wales premier said the state today hit a new peak with 291 cases detected.
# Australia
Adelaide and Melbourne eye end of virus lockdowns
The two cities are set to see restrictions ease on Wednesday.
# Covid-19
Thousands protest lockdown restrictions across Australia amid another surge in Covid-19 cases
There were 163 new infections in the last 24 hours.
# Australia
Sydney's fast-growing Covid outbreak has been declared a 'national emergency'
Australia’s largest city reported another record number of new infections.
# Vaccines
Australia PM 'sorry' for slow vaccine rollout, as Sydney records record jump in Covid cases
The vaccination rate is currently languishing around 11%.
# Australia
Melbourne extends snap lockdown as Australia fails to stop outbreak
About 12 million people are under lockdown in Melbourne and Sydney.
# Australia
Sydney lockdown extended by at least two weeks as city struggles to contain Covid outbreak
In the past 24 hours, 97 new cases were recorded, more than the 89 reported the previous day.
# Coronavrius
'Late' restrictions, low vaccination uptake and a new variant: what's behind Australia's Covid-19 surge?
Cases in the country have been at record-breaking levels for five days.
# Australia
300,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses rushed to Sydney as Delta outbreak spirals
As a citywide lockdown entered its third week, there were signs of the outbreak spiralling.
# Australia
Sydney extends lockdown for at least another week as Delta cluster grows
The lockdown is now expected to end on Friday 16 July.
# Coronavirus
Millions in Sydney wake to two-week lockdown as Australia tries to contain Delta outbreak
The flare-up has been a shock for a city that had returned to relative normality.
# Australia
Sydney broadens Covid-19 lockdown as Delta variant cases sweep city
The flare-up was a shock for a city that had returned to relative normality.
# flash floods
Record rain and flooding prompt evacuations in Australia
Sydney’s main reservoir was filled to overflowing for the first time in 30 years, officials said.
# Australia
Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras goes ahead with restrictions in place
It is being held at the Sydney Cricket Ground, where people can socially distance in their seats.
# Australia
Spectators banned from Sydney’s New Year’s fireworks
The move came as South Korea recorded its first cases of the Covid variant first identified in the UK.
# Australia
Sydney records hottest November night ever as city bakes in 40 degree temperatures
The overnight temperature did not drop below 25.3 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
# Court
Irish men acquitted of murdering homeless pensioner in Sydney
They both had pleaded not guilty to the murder and said they had responded to an attack by the man.
# Sydney
Australian police seek four Irish nationals after man's ear partially severed in stabbing
A man and woman have already been charged in connection with this incident.