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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Sydney

All time
# hooker
'Representing Ireland, representing that badge, it's pretty special'
Ulster front row Rob Herring was one of the big winners on Ireland’s tour Down Under.
# Impact
Series success and squad development - Schmidt comes up trumps
Jordan Larmour and Tadhg Beirne made an impression off the bench for Ireland.
# Drama
Schmidt's Ireland cling on to secure thrilling series success in Australia
The tourists endured a nailbiting endgame in Sydney but emerged with victory.
Scannell to start for Ireland after Cronin ruled out with hamstring injury
The Leinster hooker has been cruelly ruled out but it means a big chance for the Munster man.
# Cup final
Schmidt's Ireland can complete sensational season with series success
The clash at Allianz Stadium in Sydney promises to be a thrilling tactical battle.
# State of the Nation
Nucifora wary of provincial 'parochialism' as Irish rugby looks to move forward
The IRFU’s performance director sat down for a briefing with the Irish rugby media in Sydney yesterday.
# Escorting
Ireland defend themselves after Wallabies question 'blocking' tactics
‘We didn’t feel like we did anything that any other team in the world isn’t doing.’
# declined
IRFU says dates on offer in Australia 'didn't fit with the women's plan'
The union turned down an invitation of a three-Test tour Down Under this month.
# lucky tickets
A very surprised Sydney man won the lottery twice in the space of a week
The odds of winning just once are one in almost two million.
# on the run
12-year-old Australian boy steals family credit card to fly to Bali alone
The boy ran away from his Sydney home after a row with his mother.
# Malaysia Airlines
'It was like hell': Passengers terrified as 'shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight forced turn back
Flight MH122 was heading from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur when one of its engines shut down.
# 47.3
Power cuts and fire bans as Sydney swelters in hottest temperatures since 1939
Residents have been urged to limit their time out of doors as temperatures soar.
# Australia
Prominent British CEO and family killed in Australian seaplane crash
One pilot and five passengers died following the crash yesterday.
# Investigation
Six bodies recovered after Sydney seaplane crash
There are reports that four of the passengers were British nationals.
# Jessica Falkholt
Home and Away actress in critical condition after St Stephen's Day crash that killed her parents
Jessica Falkholt and her younger sister are both in a critical condition.
# surfer safety
Australia is using drones to spot sharks before they attack
“The reason the drone is so important is sometimes we can’t see over the waves,” a surfing representative said.
# North Korea
North Korean 'agent' charged with trying to sell WMD parts in Australia
The alleged agent’s plans did not involve other governments or officials, police said.
# Australia
First gay weddings take place in Australia
The historic reforms were given royal assent on 8 December.
# Tragedy
Two eight-year-old boys die as car ploughs into Sydney classroom
Three other children were seriously injured.
What Australia can learn from Ireland's successful marriage equality campaign
The campaign needs to be a positive one which addresses people’s concerns, Mark Govern writes.
# Sydney
Prisoners care for animals, including snake addicted to meth, as part of rehab programme
Officials say the scheme helps develop life skills for inmates preparing for the outside world.
# Thwarted
Australia plane plot: Bomb plan was 'directed by senior Isis commander'
Police say they also foiled a second alleged plot involving a “chemical dispersion device”.
# Terror Suspect
'He was shocked': Suspect in plot to down plane in Australia released without charge
“It’s just unfathomable that he would be associated with anything like this,” his lawyer said.
# Sydney
Terror plot to bring down Australian plane may have involved 'bomb disguised as meat mincer'
Four men were arrested in connection with the alleged plot in Sydney on Saturday.
# Quick off the mark
Arsenal's record signing Lacazette scores minutes into his debut
The French striker was on target for the Gunners during their pre-season tour in Sydney.
# name and age
Rebel Wilson wins defamation case against 'disgraceful' Australian publisher
Bauer Media claimed the actor lied about her name, age and background to advance her career.
# china eastern airlines
Plane lands safely in Sydney after crew notices hole in engine casing
Passengers said they heard a massive noise and smelled something burning.
"He put a smile on everyone's face": Irishman killed in Sydney laid to rest in Enniscorthy
David Walsh’s fiancée Tina Cahill has been charged with his murder.
# Sydney
14 Australian football fans banned after displaying 'offensive' banner depicting oral sex
There has been outrage in the football community and media over the explicit banner of a man resembling Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold performing oral sex.
Irish woman to appear in court on Wednesday charged with the murder of fiancé in Sydney
25-year-old Cathrina Cahill made no application for bail in court this morning.
# enniscorthy
Community in shock as fiancée charged with murder of David Walsh in Sydney
David Walsh came from a “decent, hard-working family” in Enniscorthy, locals said.
# Australia
Irish woman charged with murder of Irish man who was stabbed to death in Sydney
The man was critically injured by a stab wound to his neck.
# Black Ops
Security consultant charged with public mischief for bugging All Blacks in Sydney
The revelation that New Zealand’s meetings had been bugged caused serious tension between the unions.
# ears pricked
Sydney to host new Flat event which will be richest turf race in the world
The winnings for ‘The Everest’ will eclipse those of the Melbourne Cup.
# dublin drug problem
Aussie police commander says injecting room changed Sydney 'drug capital' for the better
The Dáil is set to deal with legislation for injecting rooms here in the coming months.
# get bucky
This Limerick man is on the noble quest of bringing Buckfast to Irish people in Australia
The tonic wine is unfortunately not widely available down under. But he’s trying to fix that.
# Australia
Man flying from London to Sydney arrested over threat of New Year’s Eve terror attack
Sydney is gearing up for the annual fireworks display on the harbour with a crowd of more than one million expected.
# sydney zoo
'Mum cradled the baby straight into her arms': Miniature monkeys reunited after zoo theft
There were fears the baby monkey could die if it was kept away from its mother for too long
# striking mullet
Australian teenager sues media over photograph of his mullet haircut
The New South Wales District Court judge in the case has dismissed all of the actions taken by Ali Mosslmani bar one.
# apple worship
These cheering fans queued for days to get their hands on the new iPhone 7
Sales have been better than expected.