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From TheJournal.ie Medics among 170 Irish citizens travelling from Perth back to Ireland today 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.

From TheJournal.ie 'This eclipses the shutdowns following 9/11': The battle to get 2,000 Irish citizens home Stranded Abroad

'This eclipses the shutdowns following 9/11': The battle to get 2,000 Irish citizens home

The majority of stranded Irish citizens are in Australia or New Zealand, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.

From TheJournal.ie Irish stranded in Australia: 'The airports are full of Irish people; I was quoted €9,000 for a flight home' Sydney

Irish stranded in Australia: 'The airports are full of Irish people; I was quoted €9,000 for a flight home'

Very few flights are leaving Australia after it announced non-essential services would close.

From The42 'Mission impossible' - Australia's A-League finally pulls the plug Irish Eye

'Mission impossible' - Australia's A-League finally pulls the plug

A quartet who have represented Ireland play their football in Australia.

From The42 'We're ready for the worst' - Fears over future of cash-strapped NRL as season is suspended Inevitable

'We're ready for the worst' - Fears over future of cash-strapped NRL as season is suspended

Australia’s National Rugby League has been postponed two rounds into the new campaign.

From The42 Massive pay cuts for AFL players as Irish stars returning home due to Covid-19 crisis Shut Down

Massive pay cuts for AFL players as Irish stars returning home due to Covid-19 crisis

The decision was taken yesterday to shut down the AFL action.

From The42 'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled Called Off

'Most serious threat in 100 years' - AFL postpone season and AFLW competition cancelled

The round one games today will be the last for a while in Aussie Rules.

From The42 Ireland Sevens dumped out at quarter-finals by Australia Disappointment This post contains videos

Ireland Sevens dumped out at quarter-finals by Australia

They did manage to beat England later in the day, however.

From The42 Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga Fall-out

Kepu reveals Aussie camp was split over Folau saga

Former Australian prop Sekope Kepu says Folau’s absence in Japan resulted in the Wallabies having a mediocre World Cup.

From TheJournal.ie Two killed after passenger train derails near Melbourne Australia

Two killed after passenger train derails near Melbourne

The train came off its tracks near the town of Wallan, around 45km north of Melbourne.

From The42 Ireland's Meadow three off the lead in Australia while Maguire also in contention Irish Eye

Ireland's Meadow three off the lead in Australia while Maguire also in contention

The pair are in action at the Vic Open as part of the LGPA tour.

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of koalas die and 80 treated for injuries and starvation after Australian habitat logged Logging

Dozens of koalas die and 80 treated for injuries and starvation after Australian habitat logged

Those responsible could face steep fines under laws designed to protect Australia’s native wildlife.

From TheJournal.ie 'It may become uncontrollable': State of emergency in Canberra as bushfires close in Australia

'It may become uncontrollable': State of emergency in Canberra as bushfires close in

Authorities also warned of so-called ember attacks, where winds blow glowing ash ahead of the fire front.

From TheJournal.ie British Airways suspends all direct flights to and from mainland China as coronavirus death toll rises Doherty Institute

British Airways suspends all direct flights to and from mainland China as coronavirus death toll rises

The death toll from the virus has reached 132.

From TheJournal.ie Woman (60) dies after taking part in cake-eating competition on Australia Day Australia

Woman (60) dies after taking part in cake-eating competition on Australia Day

The woman had a seizure after she “shovelled a lamington into her mouth”, broadcaster ABC reported.

From The42 Australia's Marc Leishman wins at Torrey Pines as McIlroy and Rahm denied Aussie Rules

Australia's Marc Leishman wins at Torrey Pines as McIlroy and Rahm denied

Rory McIlroy could have regained the world number one ranking with a Farmers Insurance Open victory.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus: Chinese President Xi Jinping says country facing 'grave situation' Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Chinese President Xi Jinping says country facing 'grave situation'

1,287 cases of the deadly virus have been found so far in total.

From TheJournal.ie Three US firefighters killed as water-bombing plane fighting wildfires crashes in Australia Australia

Three US firefighters killed as water-bombing plane fighting wildfires crashes in Australia

The C-130 Hercules plane went down in the Snowy Monaro region in the state of New South Wales.

From TheJournal.ie Fourth person dies as China confirms coronavirus can be transmitted by humans Coronavirus

Fourth person dies as China confirms coronavirus can be transmitted by humans

Meanwhile, a man in Australia has been tested after showing symptoms of the virus.

From TheJournal.ie 'Apocalyptic' dust and hail storms batter Australian capital in wake of wildfires Canberra

'Apocalyptic' dust and hail storms batter Australian capital in wake of wildfires

Emergency services were warning people there to “move cars undercover and away from trees and power lines”.

From TheJournal.ie Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn Destruction

Wildfires may permanently alter Australian landscape, scientists warn

Since September, the fires have killed 28 people and burned more than 2,600 houses.

From TheJournal.ie Australian prime minister considers public inquiry into bushfires as death toll rises Scott Morrison

Australian prime minister considers public inquiry into bushfires as death toll rises

At least 27 people have now been killed in the months-long crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Australian wildfire victim will rebuild his family home after €617,000 lottery win Australian Wildfire Crisis

Australian wildfire victim will rebuild his family home after €617,000 lottery win

The Queensland man, who wishes to remain anonymous, used his wife’s “special numbers” on the ticket.

From TheJournal.ie Australian wildfires: new evacuation notices issued as area the size of Ireland now scorched by blazes Bushfires

Australian wildfires: new evacuation notices issued as area the size of Ireland now scorched by blazes

Searing temperatures are expected to return to the southeast of the country tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie As wildfires continue to rage, hundreds of millions of Australian wild animals feared dead Burning Bush

As wildfires continue to rage, hundreds of millions of Australian wild animals feared dead

Australia’s Green Party is calling for more funding for wildlife rescues and a federal inquiry into how to restore habitats.

From TheJournal.ie Australia faces $700 million damage bill as wildfires continue to burn Fires

Australia faces $700 million damage bill as wildfires continue to burn

Hot and dangerous conditions could return late this week.

From TheJournal.ie Australia to pay ‘whatever it takes’ to deal with wildfires Wildfires

Australia to pay ‘whatever it takes’ to deal with wildfires

At least 25 people have been killed and 2,000 homes destroyed by the blazes.

From TheJournal.ie Man killed in shark attack at popular diving spot in Australia Great White Shark

Man killed in shark attack at popular diving spot in Australia

This is the second fatal shark attack in this area in less than three years.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of koalas 'key to future of species' feared dead after bushfires sweep Australian sanctuary Kangaroo Island

Thousands of koalas 'key to future of species' feared dead after bushfires sweep Australian sanctuary

The fires have flared up in the southeast of the country in a months-long crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'A new low': Australian PM Morrison facing criticism for wildfire campaign video Australia

'A new low': Australian PM Morrison facing criticism for wildfire campaign video

Shadow minister for international development Pat Conroy accused Morrison of trying to “exploit a national tragedy”.

From TheJournal.ie Military reservists called in to help fight Australian wildfires as death toll rises to 23 A Difficult 24 Hours

Military reservists called in to help fight Australian wildfires as death toll rises to 23

Australia is bracing itself for one of the worst days of the crisis yet today.

From TheJournal.ie Australian PM Scott Morrison: 'I understand wildfire victims' anger' Wildfires

Australian PM Scott Morrison: 'I understand wildfire victims' anger'

Thousands have already fled at-risk coastal areas in Australia, creating traffic gridlock in places.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away Voices

Opinion: I went to Australia to figure out why so many Irish doctors are moving away

The deterioration of job quality and extreme working hours are a key driver of emigration for Irish doctors.

From TheJournal.ie Australian prime minister confronted by angry residents on visit to wildfire-ravaged town Scott Morrison

Australian prime minister confronted by angry residents on visit to wildfire-ravaged town

Since the fires began burning 18 people have died.

From TheJournal.ie New South Wales declares state of emergency as Australia fire threat escalates Australia Fires

New South Wales declares state of emergency as Australia fire threat escalates

High temperatures and strong winds are expected to return this weekend, making conditions worse.

From TheJournal.ie Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires as death toll rises New South Wales

Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires as death toll rises

Blazes have killed at least 17 people and destroyed more than 1,000 homes.

From TheJournal.ie Sydney rings in New Year with fireworks display as bushfires continue to devastate communities Celebrations

Sydney rings in New Year with fireworks display as bushfires continue to devastate communities

This year’s celebrations were overshadowed by calls to cancel the fireworks display over ongoing bushfires.

From TheJournal.ie Firefighters in Australia share footage of truck being overrun by bushfires Australia's Burning

Firefighters in Australia share footage of truck being overrun by bushfires

The death toll from more than three months of wildfires in multiple states now stands at 12.

From TheJournal.ie Sydney fireworks to go ahead despite wildfire crisis Australia

Sydney fireworks to go ahead despite wildfire crisis

Wildfires in the past several weeks have killed nine people and razed more than 1,000 homes.

From The42 'Everyone's path is different, I wouldn't do it any other way... it makes me the person I am' Fards

'Everyone's path is different, I wouldn't do it any other way... it makes me the person I am'

Leinster man Scott Fardy on what drew him to the province and why he enjoys life in Dublin.

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