David Sweat (L),  one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a local hospital on Sunday, two days after his accomplice Richard Matt (R)was killed, authorities said. Photograph: EPA/New York State police

David Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by police near the Canadian border and rushed to a l(...)

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh playing Maurice Shea in the TG4 docudrama ‘Waterloo: Na Laochra Gael’ 0:40

Retired broadcaster Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh has made his acting debut at the age of 84. Mr Ó Muircheartaigh plays a fellow Kerryman Maurice Shea who(...)

Canadian cigarette packaging. Photgraph: Getty Images 1:00

Three tobacco companies are to appeal a Canadian court ruling that awarded more than 15 billion Canadian dollars (€10.96 billion) in damages to Quebec(...)

A walk commemorating 1,490 people who walked to Dublin to take a ship to Canada during the Famine will be completed on Wednesday at the Jeannie Johnson tall ship (above) at Custom House Quay. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A group of people from Strokestown, Co Roscommon will complete a 155km commemorative walk to Dublin on Wednesday afternoon in honour of the 1,490 peop(...)

  Cirque Du Soleil rehearsal Fanny, a member of the Chinese Poles act of Cirque du Soleil in rewhearsals at the O2   back in 2010.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / Irish Times

Founder Guy Laliberté has agreed to sell control of Cirque du Soleil, the world’s largest theatrical production company, for about $1.5 billion, the G(...)

Frank Hanly and Caroilin Callery at Strokestown Park prepare for Walking in the Footsteps of the Missing 1,490 – A Famine Emigrant’s Walk. Photograph: Brian Farrell

When Caroilin Callery was a teenager, her father Jim bought the 300-acre Strokestown estate in Co Roscommon from Olive Hales Pakenham.“It was as if th(...)

Studio rat: Daniel Lanois. Photograph: Brad Barket/Getty/CBGB

Daniel Lanois is on the road again. He’s calling from a hotel in Seattle as his tour heads up the west coast of the United States and into his nati(...)

A screengrab from the COBP website shows the poster for the protest which reads ‘St Patrak Demonstration’, which is a play on the French word matraque, or police baton.

A left-wing group, set up to oppose police brutality, is planning a demonstration at the Montreal St Patrick’s Day parade in Quebec, Canada on March (...)

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in a still from the video he made  just before he launched attacks in Ottawa last  October. Photograph: Reuters

The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in Canada’s capital and then stormed parliament last year said he was retaliating against Canadian military i(...)

Ned Sullivan and friends from Kenmare heading to New York in 1926: “We are bound for New York City, boys, 3,000 miles away.”

The waves of emigration from Kenmare over the centuries have been spurred by unrest and conflict, famines and land clearances, unemployment and the se(...)