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AIHA Presents "Visions of the Past & Present"
Friday, 08 July 2016 00:00
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Last Updated ( Sunday, 17 July 2016 16:19 )
Paddy's Road leads back to Ireland
Monday, 02 May 2016 00:00
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By Lloyd Gorman

Patrick Dodson was officially elected as Western Australia's newest Senator on April 28. He replaces Senator Joe Bullock who resigned because his personal views about same sex marriage were at odds with the Labor Party's position on the issue. Mr Dodson has been reported as being in favour of same sex marriage on the grounds that not to allow it is discrimination. His election in the WA Parliament this week was hijacked by the remarks of Liberal senator Peter Abetz, the member for Southern River, who holds devout Catholic beliefs, on the issue which has become the main story about his election as Senator with the full sport of all sides of the House. Wearing his trademark Akubra Patrick (Pat) Dodson was sworn into his role in the national parliament in Canberra on Monday (May 2).

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 May 2016 14:13 )
Careful now, mind how you go! Foreign Affairs tells Aussies in Ireland
Monday, 02 May 2016 00:00
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By Lloyd Gorman

Australian's planning a trip to Ireland are being urged to show caution while travelling overseas by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Nothing new there then! The default position of the department is to advise its own citizens to be careful whenever they travel anywhere overseas for business or pleasure. The spate of terrorist attacks across the middle East and increasingly in the West are reason enough to make public servants more anxious than normal and any incident of this kind that involves Australian citizens – and the general public are regularly targeted – means they will have to become involved in the aftermath and help clear up the carnage and mess caused by extremists.

Latest Book Reviews with Julia McDonnell
Monday, 02 May 2016 00:00
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James Patterson & Mark Sullivan
If you are Patterson fan you are going to enjoy this roller coaster of a ride from the private salons of Saudi Princes through to the mean streets of LesBosquets. From breathtaking car chases to luxury yachts of Monaco the action is nonstop and fast paced. The next in the ‘Private’ series Jack Morgan head of a worldwide private investigation agency sets out to find a missing girl but finds himself embroiled in political intrigue that involves the murder of some of Paris’s cultural elite. Patterson shows us a glimpse into the darker aide of the ‘City of Lights’ and all the religious and ethnic tensions that bubble below the surface. Not normally a great fan of the short choppy way Patterson writes I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed finding myself swept up in this sometime thought provoking story. Easy reading…****

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 May 2016 14:21 )
Titanic brings us deep into history - and ourselves
Monday, 14 March 2016 00:00
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By Lloyd Gorman

The story of RMS Titanic - rather than the ship itself - would become an unstoppable - perhaps even unsinkable - juggernaut. For more than a hundred years now the world has marvelled and speculated about the rise and demise of what was the greatest and most luxurious ship in the world. Citizens of China, America, England as well as a raft of other countries besides, including Bulgaria and Lebanon, numbered amongst the more than 1,500 souls to be lost on the 15th of April 1912.

Last Updated ( Monday, 14 March 2016 08:29 )
Live Irish Music Sessions in Perth
Monday, 14 July 2014 00:00
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Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement between Ireland and Australia
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 00:00
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Ireland and Australia have a reciprocal health care agreement (RHCA) that entitles visitors from Ireland to Australia to receive medically necessary treatment as public inpatients or outpatients in Australian public hospitals, on the same terms as Australian residents (i.e free of charge). Medically necessary treatment means and ill-health or injury which occurs while the individual is in Australia and requires treatment before they return home.

Cover is provided for the duration of the visitor’s approved stay in Australia. Under the RHCA, eligible victors are also entitled to subsidised pharmaceuticals under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), where these are prescribed by a private medical practitioner. Note that the RHCA does not include eligibility for Medicare benefits for out-of-hospital services including treatment provided by doctors in private practice.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:49 )
Who lived in your Irish Home in 1901 and 1911?
Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00
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What information does the Census contain?
Ireland is unusual among English-speaking census-taking countries in that our original household manuscript returns survive. These are the forms filled out and signed by the head of each household on census night. Most other countries only have Enumerators' books, where family details were transcribed by the person charged with collecting the census information.
The basic topographical divisions for the census are: County; District Electoral Division; Townland or Street. This is a simple hierarchical structure which makes it easy to access any area in the country. The returns are arranged in clusters by townland/street within district electoral division within county. For each townland/street, there are a number of original household returns, filled in and signed by heads of households, and three statistical returns, dealing with religious denominations, classification of buildings, and out-offices and farm-steadings, filled out by the Enumerator for that townland/street.

Last Updated ( Friday, 03 August 2012 01:09 )
Visit the Embassy of Ireland website
Saturday, 18 June 2011 00:00
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Welcome from Ambassador Máirtín Ó Fainín
"Visit our Embassy of Ireland website. The main menu is on the left of this page but we have quicklinks on the right covering some of our most frequently asked questions.
On the opening page you can click on links to websites of other Irish government offices in Australia: our Consulate in Sydney,  Enterprise Ireland, the Industrial Development Authority, and  Tourism Ireland which promotes travel to the island of Ireland".

Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 November 2011 03:13 )
Irish Connections....
Monday, 26 September 2011 00:00
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Want to know more about your past? The new Documenting Ireland – Parliament, People, Migration (DIPPAM) website may help. Created as a joint partnership between the University of Ulster, Queens University Belfast, the Centre for Migration Studies (Omagh) and Libraries Northern Ireland, it focuses on the history of Ireland and its migration from 19th century to the present day.
The 1798 Flag of Ireland...
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 00:00
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The History of this Flag
The Young Ireland rebellion of 1848 was quite a small affair and the tricolour flag was largely forgotten until the twentieth century.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 January 2012 00:56 )
Whats On In Perth
Thursday, 16 July 2009 04:48
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Your One Stop Guide to regular and Special Events happening in Town!
Over the next months we will be adding and updating this page and keep
you informed of whats happening around town and the state.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 June 2011 01:22 )
Can you help Mia to help others?
Sunday, 10 November 2013 00:00
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On 15-16 March, 2014 Mia Ruane be participating in a very special event called The Weekend to End Women's Cancers™ benefiting the Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR).

Mia will walk 60 kilometres in two days and sleep out with thousands of other women and men. The proceeds will support breast and gynaecologic cancers research, treatment, and services.

Mia has committed to raising at least $2,000, but she has set my personal goal at $3,000 so she needs your help.
More info can be found on the web site:

People can use the link at the bottom of this email to visit Mia's site and make an online donation of support.

Mia thanks you in advance for your help!

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