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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Perth

This year
# Perth
Shark kills teenage girl in Western Australia
The girl was pulled from the water but pronounced dead at the scene after efforts to revive her failed.
# Perth
Mining company 'sorry' for losing radioactive capsule in Western Australia
The solid, silver-coloured cylinder is smaller than a human fingernail but authorities say it could cause acute radiation sickness.
# UK
Investigation launched after three people and dog die in hotel fire in Scotland
Emergency services were called to the New County Hotel in Perth just after 5am this morning.
Last year
# garda down under
Sun, sea and a fast-track policing job as Western Australia seeks gardaí for Aussie beat
Western Australia Police, headquartered in the city of Perth has launched a major campaign to recruit guards to their ranks.
# wildlife
Elderly Australian man killed by kangaroo he may have kept as a pet
This is the first fatal kangaroo attack since a man died trying to save his dogs from a kangaroo in 1936.
# Perth
Man United denied winning end to pre-season tour as Aston Villa hit back for draw
Jadon Sancho was on the scoresheet again for United but Calum Chambers’ last-gasp header earned Villa a 2-2 draw.
# Western Australia
Raging bushfires threaten Perth suburbs with temperatures set to climb higher
Emergency services have told residents they are “in danger and need to act immediately to survive. There is a threat to lives and homes”.
All time
# Letter From Melbourne
Pandemic, protests and earthquakes: a Grand Final week like never before in Australia
Melbourne Demons and Western Bulldogs play the final in Perth after a chaotic week in their home city.
# Perth
Dozens of homes destroyed in Australian wildfire
One firefighter has been treated for smoke inhalation.
# Australia
Single case of Covid-19 sends Perth into snap lockdown
Roughly two million residents of the city must stay at home as of this evening.
# Australia
Medics among 170 Irish citizens travelling from Perth back to Ireland today
There are around 2,000 Irish citizens stranded in 83 countries around the world – most of these are in Australia.
# World Super 6
Paul Dunne finishes third in Perth as New Zealander Fox claims European Tour title
Ryan Fox claimed his maiden title after beating Spain’s Adrian Otaegui on the final matchplay day in Perth.
# super 6
Hoey and Dunne right in contention ahead of Saturday's action in Perth
The pair are a couple of strokes back from leader Panuphol Pittayarat after a good start to their week in Australia.
# Australia
Man acquitted of murdering Irish father-of-two with screwdriver during Perth fight
Andrew Doan was acquitted of both murder and the alternative charge of manslaughter.
# Land down under
Hoey leads the way in Perth but early disappointment for Dunne and Moynihan
It’s been a mixed opening round in Australia.
# Australia
Bodies of five people, including children, found in house after man turns himself in to police
Investigators went to the house in suburban Perth after a man, aged in his 20s, presented himself to a regional police station.
# Charles McCarthy
Trial date set for fisherman who allegedly murdered Irishman Charles McCarthy in Australia
A judge yesterday set the date for the trial 11 February next.
# not ideal
Australian woman was trying to feed sharks when one bit her finger and pulled her into water
The terrifying ordeal was caught on video.
# Perth
Four children and three adults found dead at rural property in Australia
Five bodies were found inside a house and two outside.
# Perth
Rescuers struggle to save survivors after mass beaching of 135 whales in Australia
There are fears that the carcasses may attract sharks.
# UFC 221
Yoel Romero defeats Luke Rockhold with brutal third-round knockout
Romero delivered a big win in Australia but did not claim the interim middleweight title after missing weight on Friday.
# UFC 221
UFC puts another interim title on the line after injury strikes middleweight champion
Robert Whittaker was ruled medically unable to defend his title at UFC 221 in Perth, Australia and will be replaced by Yoel Romero.
# lucky to be alive
Nine backpackers in hospital in Australia after snorting drug they mistook for cocaine
The drug they actually took was motion sickness medication hyoscine.
# Charles McCarthy
Man charged with murder over fatal late-night attack on Irishman in Perth
Charles McCarthy was allegedly struck on the head in the attack. He died in hospital.
# Charles McCarthy
Man in court over fatal late-night attack on Irishman in Perth
Charles McCarthy was allegedly struck on the head in the attack. He died in hospital.
# Perth
Irish teenage boy (17) killed in Australia after alleged gang fight
A woman has been charged with murder.
# Perth
Analysis: What Ireland must do to win tomorrow and what we can learn from the AFL
The second test takes place tomorrow morning at 8.45am Irish time.
# Emigration
Michael D Higgins says Australian democracy has 'distinctive Irish influence'
Over 90,000 Irish-born people live in Australia.
# speech
Higgins compares today's refugees with those who left Ireland during the Famine
President Higgins is on the third day of his week-long State visit to Australia.
# Heading Down Under
Adelaide and Perth to host this year's International Rules tests between Ireland and Australia
The games will take place in November.
# Mr Tayto
This Irish veterinary nurse in Perth customises dog casts to cheer up their families after surgery
Less daunting this way.
# Wallaby damned
Police stop 12-year-old boy who was trying to drive across Australia
The child got about 14 hours into a 4,000km journey.
# Nic Naitanui
Australian footballer calls for better education about race after blackface tribute
A mother painted her son’s skin brown to resemble the player.
# Perth
The Irishman detained at an infamous Australian immigration centre is due home tonight
Bernard Lee’s family had been appealing to federal officials Down Under to release the 26-year-old, from Greystones, Co Wicklow.
# Perth
Irish man to be detained at infamous Australian immigration centre "for three months"
26-year-old Bernard Lee from Greystones has been detained at the notorious Yongah Hill Immigration Detention Centre near Perth.
# Perth
Body of woman found after suspected shark attack
It comes just two days after a surfer died after being attacked by a shark last week.
# Perth
Shark trapped and killed at beach where man's leg was ripped off
The surfer is in a critical condition.
# Perth
Surfer in critical condition after leg ripped off in shark attack
“All hell broke loose,” during the attack at a southern Perth beach, according to a witness.
# sky warriors
How an erotic sex scene may have ruined this Australian MP's career
Dennis Jensen lost his party’s nomination earlier this month.
# Heatwave
It's so hot in Australia that this woman was able to bake cupcakes IN HER CAR