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(...)

Patrick McKenna: ‘Suddenly one summer - in 2009 to be precise - my homesickness just fell away from me.’

For decades after I arrived in Canada in 1975, I clung fiercely to my Irish identity. I wasn’t ready to relinquish something that cost me dearly in(...)

Canada has introduced a new Express Entry system for candidates applying for permanent residency visas.  Photograph: Getty Images

On January 1st, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) introduced a new way of managing permanent residency applications in the following existing p(...)

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(...)

‘Appreciating the unique beauty of winter is a precursor to falling in love with your little corner of this great big country.’

Did you manage to snap up one of the Canadian working holiday visas issued in April? Have you found a job in mining or construction on the Prairies(...)

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(...)