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#Australia

# australia - Yesterday’s News

Gerry Adams is off to New York to see the Clintons tomorrow – but he’s flying economy class

Mary Lou McDonald caused controversy when it emerged she flew business class to Australia last month.

From The Daily Edge This sign would NEVER work in Ireland Spotted In Oz
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# australia - Friday 19 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge First person to buy an iPhone 6 in Perth drops it immediately Strewth

# australia - Thursday 18 September, 2014

800 police stop Islamic State plan to ‘behead random Australian’

The major pre-dawn operation resulted in 15 arrests.

# australia - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Goldfish recovering after undergoing high risk brain surgery

The vet said he had to be careful that the goldfish didn’t lose more than half a millilitre of blood.

# australia - Monday 15 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge This 10-year-old pet goldfish had surgery to remove a tumour, and was saved By George

This 10-year-old pet goldfish had surgery to remove a tumour, and was saved

George the goldfish was a “much-loved pet”.

Nations meet in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State

Representatives of 20 nations will take part.

# australia - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Here’s an idea, let’s stick a glass house on the side of a cliff

That’s pretty much what an Australian design company has thought up.

# australia - Saturday 13 September, 2014

From The Score Aidan O’Brien’s superstar Australia was beaten in a thriller at Leopardstown today Champions Weekend

Aidan O’Brien’s superstar Australia was beaten in a thriller at Leopardstown today

The Grey Gatsby reeled in 3/10 shot Australia to win a sensational Irish Champion Stakes.

From The Score Pumas still await their first Rugby Championship win as Aussies edge them Down Under Hanging On

Pumas still await their first Rugby Championship win as Aussies edge them Down Under

A late rally from the Argentines ensured a nervy finale for the Wallabies.

Australian radio station donates €350k to family of nurse who took her own life

The station apologised to the family of Jacintha Saldanha, whose inquest was held this week.

# australia - Friday 12 September, 2014

From The Score Pumas feel they have what it takes to spring a surprise against the Aussies Wizards Of Oz

Pumas feel they have what it takes to spring a surprise against the Aussies

After 3 seasons of competing in the southern hemisphere championship, Argentina are still to win a game.

Australia warns “terrorist attack is likely” over fears of returning jihadists

The Australian Prime Minister said that the level equals to the terror threat level in the United Kingdom.

# australia - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Mary Lou hits back at criticism of €4,000 trip Down Under

“It was extremely helpful just given the scale of the tour itself to have that level of comfort coming and going.”

# australia - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Phil Hogan being nominated as the EU’s Agriculture Commissioner, Junior Certificate results, and GSOC.

Family of five dead in apparent murder-suicide in Australia

Police have found the body of the 44-year-old father after his family were found shot dead at the family home.

# australia - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Man killed by shark on popular Australia beach

The man died after being pulled from the water at Byron Bay in New South Wales.

# australia - Friday 5 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge A day in the life of an Irish fruit picker in Oz Fruity

A day in the life of an Irish fruit picker in Oz

It’s far from papaya and mangoes he was raised.

# australia - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From The Score Australia drop Beale as Waratahs halfback duo Phipps and Foley start Reshuffled

Australia drop Beale as Waratahs halfback duo Phipps and Foley start

The Wallabies’ head coach, Ewen McKenzie, has gone for an entirely new playmaking pairing to face South Africa.

# australia - Saturday 30 August, 2014

From The Score Law variations lead to heavy try-scoring in Australia’s new NRC competition Entertainment

Law variations lead to heavy try-scoring in Australia’s new NRC competition

Two-point penalties and three-point conversions are chief among the changes.

# australia - Friday 29 August, 2014

From Business ETC Move over Amazon! Google is working on its own drone delivery service Send In The Drones

Move over Amazon! Google is working on its own drone delivery service

So far, it has successfully delivered a number of items to farmers in the Australian outback, but the project is “years away” from becoming official.

# australia - Saturday 23 August, 2014

These politicians making waves abroad could have been your local TD

Irish emigration works in mysterious ways…

# australia - Friday 22 August, 2014

Vatican official uses trucking company to explain why Church is not responsible for child abuse by priests

Survivors have said that he is making excuses for “inexcusable behaviour”.

# australia - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Couple charged with theft from passengers of missing flight MH370

Yesterday, Australia’s Prime Minister says there is still “a reasonable chance” of finding the plane.

# australia - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

From The Score Crotty to make full debut as All Blacks gear up for Australia rematch Bledisloe Cup

Crotty to make full debut as All Blacks gear up for Australia rematch

The sides drew 12-all in Sydney last weekend.

# australia - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

Backpacker charged with concealing birth of her baby is allowed to come back to Ireland

The 25-year-old had her passport returned to her today but she must go back to Australia for a hearing in October.

# australia - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

From The Score Wallabies go with Beale at 10 for Rugby Championship opener against All Blacks Bledisloe Cup

Wallabies go with Beale at 10 for Rugby Championship opener against All Blacks

Ewen McKenzie has left Bernard Foley among the replacements with Matt Toomua named in the centre.

# australia - Friday 8 August, 2014

Irish backpacker charged with covering up death of newborn in Australian outback

The 25-year-old is said to have given birth at home alone.

# australia - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Gammy father a “changed man” after paedophile conviction

His adult son has defended his father. The parents are accused of abandoning their baby son who has Down syndrome.

# australia - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Opinion: Australian gagging order has major implications for press freedom

A censorship order sought and secured by the Australian government sets a precedent for all common law countries – including Ireland.

# australia - Monday 4 August, 2014

From The Score 39 and out of contract, but Del Piero insists he will play on 1 More Year

39 and out of contract, but Del Piero insists he will play on

“I can follow my passion until I’m 90 years old,” says the Italian. Though he would be content with just one more season.

# australia - Friday 1 August, 2014

Parents ‘abandoned’ baby with Down syndrome born to surrogate

The Australian couple are reported to have had twins through a Thai surrogate.

# australia - Thursday 31 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Airline forced to apologise after ‘warning passengers to flush their drugs’ Flush The Evidence

Airline forced to apologise after ‘warning passengers to flush their drugs’

The flight was carrying people home from a music festival.

# australia - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Here’s Wikileaks’ latest revelation – about an “unprecedented” gagging order

The orgnaisation promised a big announcement last night. Here’s what it’s about.

# australia - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Here’s how fighting in Ukraine is holding up the MH17 investigation

Again, fighting in the towns around the crash site made it impossible for Dutch and Australian authorities to get to the wreckage today.

# australia - Monday 28 July, 2014

Downing of flight MH17 ‘may amount to a war crime’

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights added that an “effective” investigation is needed.

# australia - Sunday 27 July, 2014

From The Score Will Skelton’s even bigger 19-year-old brother signs for the Chiefs Mammoth

Will Skelton’s even bigger 19-year-old brother signs for the Chiefs

At over 140kg and 6 ft 9 ins, Cameron Skelton is a huge unit.

# australia - Saturday 26 July, 2014

There are still human remains at the MH17 crash site

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this makes it more important than ever that an international team be dispatched to the scene.

# australia - Friday 25 July, 2014

Dutch government sending military police to protect MH17 crash site

Dutch and Australian investigators were at the site today.

# australia - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Heartbreaking statement from devastated family who lost 3 children and grandad in MH17

“No hate in the world is as strong as the love we have for our children, for Mo, for Evie, for Otis.”

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