Chicken or beef?” The call of the Virgin Atlantic trolley-pusher escapes my lips as Sir Richard Branson consults his menu. Without looking up, the phi(...)

Mairead Lavery, vice-president of finance at Bombardier in Montreal

Although Mairead Lavery has spent much of her career reaching for the skies, she may not have anticipated that her dreams would come true in quite th(...)

The shooting victim’s mother Kathy Cirillo watches members of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders carrying the casket of her son, Canadian Corporal Nathan Cirillo, after his regimental funeral service in Hamilton today. Photograph: Warren Toda/EPA 1:51

Thousands of mourners packed a church and lined the streets in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada today for the funeral of the soldier shot dead in last wee(...)

A couple embrace at the foot of the War Memorial as people pay their respects, in Ottawa where Cpl Nathan Cirillo was shot and later died from his injuries on Wednesday. Photograph: Cole Burston/EPA  4:09

The gunman in Wednesday’s attack on Canada’s capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after unde(...)

Stars: No One Is Lost

Stars have taken many musical twists and turns over 15 years and seven studio albums. For No One Is Lost, the Canadians take their heady, romantic (...)

Police officers take cover near Parliament Hill. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters 0:54

Canada’s capital was jolted today by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on the parliament building in which gunshots were fired outside a r(...)

Actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham has died following her battled with cancer.  Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham died yesterday in her husband Michael’s arms, her agent has said.The actress decided to end her treatment on Au(...)

Niall Gibbons of Tourism Ireland said ‘the warm welcome and the craic’ makes Dublin  such  a popular place with overseas visitors. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dublin has been voted the world’s second friendliest city by readers of Rough Guides, the popular travel guidebook series. This month, Rough Guides as(...)

Sinkane: Mean Love

There’s no second-album slump for Ahmed Gallab, that’s for sure. The Sudanese multi-instrumentalist was best known at the time of his Mars debut for d(...)

Emlyn Nardone: “People don’t pick Montreal. They’re afraid of the French thing.”

When Emlyn Nardone left Ireland, it was with a desire to expand his creative horizons. After seven years teaching Marxist philosophy at the University(...)