Staff and postgraduates from the Department of Earth and Ocean Science in  NUI Galway in 2005 moving the canoe into a specially constructed storage crate, under the watchful guidance of consultant collections manager James Reynolds (who is now with the Galway City Museum).

A First Nations community in Canada which had campaigned for Ireland’s repatriation of its 19th-century canoe now fears that the artefact may be ship(...)

Laura Boylan, (right) from Skerries, Co Dublin meeting  Kevin O’Brien, minister for advanced education and skills with the gGovernment of Newfoundland and Labrador at the Working International Expo at the Clyde Court Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 2:30

The Irish economy may be showing signs of recovery, but for the hundreds of people who lined up at the Working International Expo in Ballsbridge today(...)

Nobody ever left Ireland to go to America. Pat Naughton left Ballinasloe to go to his cousin John in Roxbury, Boston. James McCurdy went from Rathl(...)

The original canoe leaving NUIG for canada

It can take four days to find a suitable tree for the type of birchbark canoe a native American community once built to transport moose and fish.It mi(...)

A heavily armed man identified by  police in moncton, Canada  as Justin Bourque has been arrested in connection with the deaths of three and wounding of two police officers in the New Brunswick province. Photograph: Viktor Pivovarov/Times & Transcript/telegraphjournal/Reuters.

A man suspected of killing three Canadian Mounties and wounding two others has been arrested after a day-long manhunt.Royal Canadian Mounted Police sp(...)

Emergency Response team members take cover behind vehicles in Moncton, New Brunswick where a manhunt is taking place today. Three police officers were shot dead and two more were wounded by a man carrying a rifle and wearing camouflage clothes. Photograph: Ron Ward/Moncton Times & Transcript/Reuters. 1:33

Police in Canada are focusing on two streets in a massive manhunt for a gunman who shot dead three officers and wounded two others.The Royal Canadian (...)

A photo from their mother’s Facebook page of Noah and Connor Barth, who were strangled by an escaped python. Photograph: Facebook

The python that strangled two young brothers in Canada had been kept in the pet store owner’s apartment where the boys were sleeping and not with the (...)

Police stand in front of the Reptile Ocean store in Campbellton, New Brunswick, where the two young boys died. Photograph: Tim Jaques/Reuters

A 100lb python blamed for the strangling deaths of two Canadian boys apparently escaped from its pet store enclosure, slithered through a ventilation (...)

The incident took place at Reptile Ocean, Campbellton, New Brunswick. Image: Google Streetview

Two young boys were killed by a python that escaped from its enclosure at a pet store in Canada, police said yesterday.The brothers, aged five and sev(...)