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(...)

Pikangikum school principal Melanie Doyle with school attendance counsellor Howard Owen.

Indigenous peoples in Canada comprise First Nations people, Inuit and Métis. They account for 4.3 per cent of the national population – 1,400,685 peop(...)

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 (...)

A solo transatlantic sailor was accompanied by the RNLI lifeboat to the Aran Isalnds in gale-force winds this evening. The Aran Island lifeboat, under(...)

France’s Roger Bost, with Poker Des Dames, competes in the Serpentine Speed Stakes. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One of the leading American horses, Blue Angel – by the former Billy Twomey Nations Cup and Grand Prix winning stallion Luidam – showed her class yest(...)

Dubliner Peter Leech had a river and mining town named after him for discovering gold during an official exploration of Vancouver Island in British Columbia during July 1864

An Irishman responsible for a gold rush in the 1860s was honoured yesterday at a Canadian ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the discovery. Dub(...)

The Suncor oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP

At a time of Russian sabre-rattling and with the Middle East in turmoil, a welcome geopolitical treble win could be on the cards. The United St(...)