The outside of La Loche Community School is shown on Friday January 22nd. Photograph: Joshua Mercredi/The Canadian Press via AP

Sudden deaths in La Loche, Saskatchewan, where shootings at two locations left four people dead and seven wounded on Friday, are an all too familiar (...)

Holders of Irish driving licences can now exchange them for local licences in six out of 10 Canadian provinces. Photograph: Thinkstock

Irish driving licences will be recognised in Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, and their licences recognised here, under a new deal reached between(...)

Nicky O’Brien with her family at Lake Louise in Alberta: ‘It feels so special to be a returning emigrant at home for two weeks.’

Christmas as a returning emigrant is heightened. It is Christmas squared. It is action packed, running from the panto to the pub, from restaurants to (...)

The recruitment embargo introduced by the HSE in 2009 meant there were  no staff jobs in the health service for the 1,500 nurses and 727 doctors graduating each year. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The recruitment embargo introduced by the HSE in 2009 meant there were absolutely no staff jobs in the health service for the 1,500 nurses and 727 (...)

Aleksandra Mir’s Plane Landing, from the exhibition Magnetism

Magnetism – Lucy Andrews, Mikala Dwyer, Igor Grubic, Siobhán Hapaska, Aleksandra Mir, Laura Morrison, and Garrett Phelan The Old Snia/Saehan F(...)

Downward curve: Western Australia is seeing a slowdown in mining. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg

The number of Irish people returning to live in their native country last year was a lot lower than many anticipated. Just 12,100 Irish moved back (...)

Geoffrey O’Shaughnessy, Alberta, Canada If I go by all the news coming from the Government on the growth of the economy, I would say, yes, ther(...)

Family reunion: Bernadette O'Donnell and her daughter Maureen will fly to Edmonton to meet Brian, Aidan and John (pictured). A fourth brother, Peter, will have moved to Canada by the time they arrive.

Bernadette O'Donnell has waved goodbye to four sons over the past three years, as they scattered to Canada and Australia after work dried up in the(...)

An   artist’s impression of a newly discovered horned dinosaur which scientists named “Regaliceratops peterhewsi”. The fossil was found along a Canadian river bank where it was entombed for 68 million years. Photograph: Julius T Csotonyi/Royal Tyrrell Museum/Reuters

Scientists had tough time getting the remarkable fossil of a dinosaur they dubbed “Hellboy” out of the hard limestone along a Canadian river bank wher(...)

Aoife O’Connor: ‘I love the openness around us and the opportunity to spread our wings. There is plenty of room for the bears and wild horses to live alongside us humans.’

The sky is blue, expansive and the sun winks constantly in the little town so aptly called Picture Butte, where we live, in Alberta, Canada. I love th(...)