Melbourne Irish group connects expat families

January 23, 2012 • Local, News, VictoriaComments (0)

The aptly named Emerald Lake was the meeting point for over 30 families from an online community for Irish families in Melbourne last Sunday. Sunday's first meeting of the year old group was arranged by Derry man and group organiser, Danny Coyles.

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Niland loses Aussie Open qualifier

January 12, 2012 • Local, Sport, VictoriaComments (0)

Conor Niland failed in his bid to qualify for the Australian Open next week. Niland went down to a 6-3 6-2 defeat in his first-round match against Switzerland's Stephane Bohli in qualifying.

Magilton takes over at Victory

January 8, 2012 • Featured, Local, Soccer, Sport, VictoriaComments (0)

Melbourne Victory have appointed Northern Irishman Jim Magilton as interim coach until the end of the current A-League season. Magilton, 42, will take over from Mehmet Durakovic, who was relieved of his duties as head coach on Friday after seven months in

Melbourne Irish author’s crime writing pays

December 23, 2011 • Arts & Entertainment, Local, VictoriaComments (0)

From hating reading to writing crime stories, it's been a novel journey for Melbourne-based author Adrian McKinty. Kerrie Kennedy talks to the Antrim man about his first book based in Ireland, set during the Troubles.