IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands who died in 1981.

Ipswich street named after hunger striker

April 6, 2015 • Featured, Local, News, QueenslandComments (0)

An Irish-born councillor in the Queensland town of Ipswich has defended naming a local street after IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands, who died in the Maze prison in 1981.

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Brisbane happy to host world’s first Parade

March 12, 2015 • Local, News, QueenslandComments (0)

Brisbane’s St Patrick’s Day parade is almost certainly going to be the first in the world this year.


Irish workers caught up in alleged visa scam

February 6, 2015 • Featured, Local, News, QueenslandComments (0)

THE offices of construction company Murphy Pipe and Civil (MPC) were raided last week as part of an investigation into alleged visa fraud involving Irish workers.

The Queensland Irish Association. (Photo: Mark Greenmantle/Irish Echo)

Brisbane Irish Club goes into administration

February 2, 2015 • Local, News, QueenslandComments (0)

The 118-year-old Queensland Irish Association has been placed in voluntary administration after directors of the club resolved that the enterprise was "insolvent or is likely to become insolvent at some future time".

Irish teen fined over Gold Coast air vent stunt

January 20, 2015 • Featured, Local, News, QueenslandComments (0)

An 18-year-old Irishman faces fines and damages of $2600 after he had to be rescued from an air vent in an attempt to sneak into a Gold Coast nightclub.

FIFO life taking toll on Irish families

January 14, 2015 • Featured, News, Queensland, Western AustraliaComments (0)

Australia’s fly-in, fly-out working life is taking its toll on many Irish families, a community group has warned.