A combination photo shows a sequence of an explosion erupting from a CSX Corp train derailment in Mount Carbon, West Virginia February 16th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters/Steve Keenan 0:46

A train hauling 109 cars of crude oil derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting a number of cars ablaze and forcing the evacuation of two towns.CSX(...)

Georgia Gaden Jones: ‘When I stand on the pier in Dun Laoghaire and look out at the sea, that feeling, and my longing for it when I am away, is what it is to me to be Irish.’

I left Ireland in the spring of 1999, when the Celtic Tiger was in full voice, for “a year in Australia”. One thing led to another, and I wound up (...)

Members of the coroner’s office remove a body from one of three crime scenes where a total of nine people were found dead in Edmonton, Alberta. Photograph: Dan Riedlhuber/Reuters

A man with a lengthy criminal record killed six adults and two young children before taking his own life in Edmonton, Alberta, in what a police chief (...)

Scene of press conference by police in Edmonton Canada where nine people have been killed. Screengrab.

Police in Canada are investigating the deaths of seven adults and two young children at three separate but connected Edmonton-area crime scenes.Police(...)

‘Of all the indignities suffered in Ireland as a result of the financial meltdown, why do water charges appear to be the tipping point for some Irish people?’ Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has revised down caps on water charges, it emerged today, with the effective charge for families now standing at €160. How does (...)

The Wonderland sculpture by Jaume Plensa, outside the Bow Tower in Calgary. Photographs: Colin Way/New York Times

Embracing one’s inner carnivore is not an unusual thing to do in a city nicknamed “Cowtown”, but this was not your usual steak. It was pig-head mor(...)

With a total area of almost 10 million square kilometres (Ireland by comparison is just 84,431 sq km), Canada is the second largest country in the (...)

The Willis Clan from Nashville, Tennessee, performing in a previous year’s Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan. Photograph: Alan Betson

With “cuts” being the most uttered word in the arts sector, festivals have continued to look to private funders to make their events happen. But sp(...)

Assembling a gas turbine at Siemens in Berlin: the company is trying to reposition itself to take advantage of growth in the energy sector. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Bloomberg

The head of the German electronics and engineering giant Siemens said last week that the company would not be strong-armed into acquiring the power un(...)

A Facebook photo of Lorna Weafer who was killed by a black bear on Wednesday.

A woman who was killed by a bear at one of Canada’s major oilsands sites has been identified as 36-year-old engineer Lorna Weafer. Irish actor (...)