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(...)

Chief Paddy Peters (left) at a meeting with the Pikangikum working group. Photo: Jennifer Hough

Sitting in the spotless kitchen of the 13-strong Turtle household in Pikangikum, a remote fly-in First Nations – Canadian indigenous people – settleme(...)

Addressing the TEEU conference, Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton said the issue of public service pay was a matter for Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

One of the country’s largest trade unions is to seek pay rises of 5 per cent for its 40,000 members across the public and private sectors.The Technica(...)

 Aer Lingus set to boost frequency of its Dublin-NY flights. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The tourism industry fought to its last bullet to retain its special 9 per cent Vat rate in the budget – and succeeded as the Government wagered that (...)

 Capitol police lead away a protestor after he and three others were removed from the Senate Gallery for shouting during a vote on the XL Pipeline in the US Capitol in Washington DC. Photograph: EPA

Republican prospects of increasing their US Senate majority were boosted when a Bill approving the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipe(...)

The products will be sold in countries and jurisdictions where they are legal, including cannabis in some places

Seattle-based private equity firm Privateer Holdings has agreed a deal with the estate of the Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley to launch a global canna(...)

‘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 (...)

China’s president Xi Jinping at Parliament House in Canberra yesterday. China and Australia have  signed a declaration of intent on a landmark free trade deal more than a decade in the making. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

China’s anti-corruption dragnet spread its tentacles overseas with the capture of 288 fugitives suspected of committing economic crimes who had fled (...)

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

In the runup to the Apec meeting in Beijing, we mentioned how China’s relations and trading ambitions with Japan and Korea were going to be a big issu(...)

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(...)