Stewart Buttefield of Slack speaking at the  Web Summit  in Dublin.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Stewart Butterfield is enthusiastic about Irish food. Particularly apples, which he says are better than most in North America, but brown bread and(...)

The tour boat which had 27 passengers on board is seen sinking off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. Photograph: Albert Titian/Facebook

Five people who died after a whale watching boat sank off the coast of western Canada have been confirmed as British nationals. A massive search for s(...)

A deserted street in Dublin during the Easter Rising in 1916.

A civilian who was killed during the Easter Rising has had a new gravestone and plaque unveiled in his name at Glasnevin Cemetery. Edward Murphy (42)(...)

Former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau with his sons Justin (left), Sacha (right) in Ottawa in a 1983 file photo.  Photograph: Andy Clark/Reuters

As a young man, Justin Trudeau continually sought respite from his father’s long shadow. He debated in university as Jason Tremblay, boxed as Justin (...)

Six Irish students have been confirmed dead in Berkeley California. They are (clockwise from top left): Eimear Walsh (21), Olivia Burke (21), Ashley Donohoe (22), Lorcán Miller (21), Niccolai Schuster (21) and Eoghan Culligan (21).

Eimear Walsh (21) Eimear Walsh, a medicine student at UCD, has a brother named Robert. She had listed her spoken languages on Facebook as English, Iri(...)

Tokyo Electric Power Co said there were no abnormalities at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant following the quake. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

A strong earthquake with magnitude of 7.8 has been recorded off Japan. The earthquake happened off the Bonin Islands, also known as the Ogasawara Isl(...)

Members voting at a meeting of the Convention on the Constitution in Malahide, Co Dublin in 2013. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Convention on the Constitution, which completed its work a year ago, exceeded most observers’s expectations – despite the best efforts of the Gove(...)

 Erkan Gursoy, the 68-year-old Turkish-Canadian sailor, was adopted by the Aran islanders late last year. He  has just reached his destination of Istanbul after a nine-month solo voyage from Vancouver through the Northwest Passage on a  boat he built in his back garden.

A 68-year-old Turkish-Canadian sailor who was “adopted” by the Aran Islands after being caught in a hurricane has been given a hero’s welcome in his (...)

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 (...)

My wife’s latest scheme to suck all of the joy out of Christmas is called degifting? It’s basically a no-present amnesty you agree with your neares(...)