Tag Archives: Australia


Con Kennedy writes:

I suppose the Australian Research and Space Exploration agency could boldly go and wipe Klingons of the surface of Uranus…


Ah now.

Friscondo writes:

And then there’s this (above)…


Aussie rules?

Colm Walsh writes:

I’m sure you agree that the rock thrown through my windshield at Tibradden last week, between 3.30&5.50pm (lost one pair of old jeans), while hiking, created a map of Australia in its place…


From top: This morning’s Northern Territory News; ‘F**k It and Apples


The animals’ owner Greg Dick said tourists were often taken aback at the sight of the kangaroo — named “F**k It” — mounting Apples the pig by the side of the road.

But he says he’s powerless to intervene in the outback love affair.

“It’s quite an unusual thing,” he said.

“I tried to take the pig away the other day and the kangaroo nearly tore the fence down.”


Kangaroo and pig strike up special romantic relationship in Aileron (NT)

Thanks Mark Geary

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Dave Power writes:

I moved to Australia from Tramore, Waterford a few years ago and now work in Victoria. My job in Victoria is working with local councils on their tourism and economic development for their regions.

I am currently working in the Shire of Baw Baw which is an hour South East of Melbourne and covers the main towns of Drouin, Warragul and the old gold mining town of Walhalla. We also have a ski resort, Mount Baw Baw, which is the closest ski resort to Melbourne.

I have just made this video on a shoestring budget with the aim of getting people to go off the beaten track and discover this part of Victoria, mainly those parts beyond Melbourne City.

Since there is still a massive Irish contingent in Australia and travelling to Melbourne each year I thought it would be good to share it with your readers.

There is an old Irish settlement here in the towns of Warragul from back in the 1960s and when you come to this part of Victoria it really does remind me of Ireland. During the hot summer, this place still manages to stay green.

Visit Baw Baw (Facebook)


This afternoon.

Abbey Travel, Mid-Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

Kevin Lynch writes:

Experience/Exploit…let’s not get bogged down in the detail of cultural abuse

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Frank O’Dea writes:

“I took this photo in Brisbane, Australia, recently outside a cinema. Would it ever catch on here I wonder?”




Mark Geary writes:

Ireland Street. and Cromwell Street junction, Burwood, Melbourne, Australia. Is someone having a laugh, or were the streets given these names by coincidence?



Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who has defeated Tony Abbout for Leadership of the Liberal Party.

Mark Geary, in Australia, writes:

We have a new Prime Minister. Aus is saved from its [budgie smuggling] version of George W Bush….

Malcolm Turnbull defeats Tony Abbott in Liberal leadership spill to become prime minister (The Age)

Pic: The Age


A Irish man is in an induced coma and two other men have been charged following a brawl outside a pub in Bondi Junction.

Jason Cierans (above), 29, was found unconscious and bleeding from the mouth just after 1am on Saturday when police were called to the Tea Gardens Hotel on Bronte Street following reports of a brawl.

He sustained serious head injuries and has been placed in an induced coma at St Vincent’s Hospital, where he remained in a critical but stable condition on Saturday night.

Seven News reported Mr Cierans crossed the road and was attacked without warning in front of a 7/11 convenience store.

“I don’t know, my friend just walked and this guy punched him – and that’s it,” a witness told reporters at the scene.

Man in induced coma after brawl outside Bondi Junction pub (SydneyMorningHerald)

Thanks Darren