Six people have died after a seaplane crashed during a sightseeing trip in Canada. Photograph: Transportation Safety Board of Canada/PA Wire.

Four Britons have died after a seaplane crashed during a sightseeing trip in Canada, the UK Foreign Office has confirmed. Five passengers and a pilot(...)

‘Why are young Canadian students’ hands in the air while the young Irish transcribe every word their lecturer utters?’ Photograph: Thinkstock

A few years ago, a visiting scholar to the School of Canadian Irish studies in Montréal, where I now work, was preparing to teach his first class. (...)

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 (...)