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#Australia

# australia - Today’s News

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.

# australia - Yesterday’s News

'If we can pull this one off, it will be a little bit special for this group'

Joe Schmidt spoke to legendary Ireland out-half Ollie Campbell about the last series success in 1979.

# australia - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Schmidt hails 'super line-breaks' and breakdown work as Ireland bite back against Australia

The Kiwi was pleased Ireland made use of the pressure they created in Melbourne, but felt there were more chances left untaken.

Deflected Pogba effort delivers victory for stuttering French against Australia

Paul Pogba’s effort clipped an opponent and the bar before crossing the line to great French relief.

As it happened: Australia v Ireland, June series second Test

We went minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt’s men set out to avoid a second straight defeat and keep their series alive against the Wallabies.

# australia - Friday 15 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Heartbreaking': Tributes paid to comedian who was killed as she walked home Australia

'Heartbreaking': Tributes paid to comedian who was killed as she walked home

Eurydice Dixon (22) was found dead in Melbourne.

# australia - Thursday 14 June, 2018

The Rugby Show: Reaction to Ireland's team news as Schmidt makes eight changes to the side Down Under This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Reaction to Ireland's team news as Schmidt makes eight changes to the side

Murray Kinsella joins us from Melbourne with all the latest news from the Irish camp.

# australia - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

'I look down the back of the bus and there’s Claw, fag in his mouth, puffing away!'

Australian second row John Langford had a major influence on Munster during his three years with the province.

Letter from Melbourne: Wallabies struggle for attention in AFL country

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad have been working towards rebounding on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Australia to formally apologise to child sex abuse victims Apology

Australia to formally apologise to child sex abuse victims

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will deliver a national apology to child sexual abuse survivors, victims and their families on October 22.

From TheJournal.ie Couple fall to death taking selfie on 40-metre wall in Portugal Ericeira

Couple fall to death taking selfie on 40-metre wall in Portugal

It’s believed they dropped their phone and fell down while leaning over to retrieve it.

# australia - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Outstanding Hooper 'stoked' as Wallabies wreak havoc at the breakdown

The Australia captain played a key role in disrupting Irish ball alongside David Pocock.

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Brisbane after Ireland buckle against Australia Land Down Under This post contains videos

The Rugby Show: Reaction from Brisbane after Ireland buckle against Australia

Murray Kinsella joined us from Brisbane to look back at Ireland’s defeat to Australia this morning.

Ireland's winning streak over as Cheika's Wallabies power to Brisbane victory

Joe Schmidt’s team were second best and find themselves 1-0 down in the series.

As it happened: Australia v Ireland, first Test

We followed all the action from Brisbane as Joe Schmidt’s Ireland faced the Wallabies in their summer series opener.

Grand Slam champs Ireland look to repeat 1979 feats in Australia

The Wallabies are planning to use their exciting backline stars to run at Joe Schmidt’s side.

# australia - Thursday 7 June, 2018

'A massive opportunity missed' - IRFU turn down offer of women's Test series in Australia

Former Ireland international Sophie Spence has spoken out on the decision.

Cork-connected Wallabies out-half Foley lauds Cheika's influence

The former Leinster head coach has brought his squad together despite a period of transition.

# australia - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

No Rory Best but Schmidt's options can allow Ireland to make strong start

Johnny Sexton is the favourite to take over the captaincy for the first Test against the Wallabies.

# australia - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Ireland shake off the travel and get serious about Wallabies challenge

Careful planning has helped Ireland to beat the effects of jet lag in Australia.

# australia - Monday 4 June, 2018

Genia and Wallabies set for 'war of attrition' with statistically-strong Ireland

Scrum-half Will Genia has done his homework on the visiting Six Nations champions.

# australia - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Crusaders star could still feature against Ireland despite Wallabies omission

Melbourne-born flanker Pete Samu is eligible for Australia but needs NZR’s agreement to play.

# australia - Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Australia's Reece Hodge believes Ireland are 'the form team in the world'

The Wallabies face Joe Schmidt’s side in a three-Test series, starting in Brisbane on 9 June.

# australia - Tuesday 29 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Home and Away actress Cornelia Frances dies aged 77 RIP

Home and Away actress Cornelia Frances dies aged 77

She was best known for playing Morag Bellingham.

Ireland look towards Australia as Leinster crop hope to bring winning momentum

Leinster hooker Sean Cronin is excited to get back into international camp for the next month.

# australia - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Australia prop suspended for two months after twice testing positive for cocaine

James Slipper was suspended and fined by Rugby Australia after testing positive for cocaine.

# australia - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Strong squad underlines Ireland's chances of series success in Australia

Joe Schmidt’s 32-man squad features two uncapped players and a host of proven stars.

'I'd like to think that I have a lot more to give' - Leinster's Larmour looking up

The 20-year-old will travel to Australia but hopes to finish his Leinster season with another medal.

From TheJournal.ie Australian archbishop steps down after being found guilty of covering up child sex abuse Catholic Church

Australian archbishop steps down after being found guilty of covering up child sex abuse

Wilson, who faces up to two years in jail, said today he was stepping aside from his church duties.

Uncapped Byrne and Beirne in Ireland squad for summer tour to Australia

Also included is John Cooney after an outstanding season for Ulster since winning his first cap last summer.

# australia - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse Guilty

Australian archbishop guilty of concealing child sex abuse

Philip Wilson was accused of concealing abuse by notorious paedophile priest Jim Fletcher.

# australia - Saturday 19 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Too much sex puts tiny marsupials on endangered list Australia

Too much sex puts tiny marsupials on endangered list

Males go from “prime health … to falling to pieces” within the short mating period.

# australia - Friday 18 May, 2018

Friend and Dobson emerge as contenders for Connacht head coach job

The Australian and South African have both built up strong CVs.

Robbie Henshaw out for 'a few weeks' but should to be fit for Ireland tour

Meanwhile, Johnny Sexton withdrew from the clash with Munster due to calf tightness.

# australia - Thursday 17 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Squatters given four weeks to leave house owned by people who live in Australia Phibsborough

Squatters given four weeks to leave house owned by people who live in Australia

The brother and sister who own the Dublin cottage want to sell it.

# australia - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Australian rugby in a negative place ahead of visit of Schmidt's Ireland

The Ireland boss is due to name his touring party next week.

# australia - Monday 14 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie A very surprised Sydney man won the lottery twice in the space of a week 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.

# australia - Sunday 13 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Grieving father says his four children were killed by their grandfather in premeditated murder Australia This post contains videos

Grieving father says his four children were killed by their grandfather in premeditated murder

Aaron Cockman says he is not angry but feels “tremendous sadness”.

# australia - Saturday 12 May, 2018

From TheJournal.ie A cancer fundraising appeal by an Irish mother-of-three in Australia is going viral Go Fund Me This post contains videos

A cancer fundraising appeal by an Irish mother-of-three in Australia is going viral

Michelle Beck is from Sligo but lives in Sydney.

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