Sunday Morning: Return to eternal summer inside the humid tropical forest of the Biod™me, a glass-roofed nature preserve containing multiple ecosystems. You might glimpse iguanas, frogs, bats, snakes, sloths and other exotic creatures as you wend your way among the dense vegetation, streams and stone caverns. Photograph: Robert Wright / The New York Times
Weekend in . . . Montreal
  • Travel
  • November 28, 2015, 04:00

W inter is right around the corner, and when the going gets cold – like -17 degrees cold – Montrealers get resourceful. Some dodge Canadian win(...)

An Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll on water charges.

In 2001, there was a byelection in Tipperary South which Fianna Fáil was expected to win. The party lost the vote, and afterwards blamed it on an opi(...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has promised to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. Photograph: Ozan Koseozan/AFP/Getty Images

A plan by Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year appeared in jeopardy on Monday after one prov(...)

A sign stating “Don’t touch the water” in French  near the St Lawrence river with the city of Montreal  in the background, November 11th, 2015. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

Montreal, Canada’s second-largest city, began dumping untreated sewage into the St Lawrence River on Wednesday, angering environmentalists with a repa(...)

Bombardier’s C Series 100 aircraft which the company hopes will take a sizeable share of the global passenger airliner market. Photographer: Patrick Doyle/Bloomberg

The Quebec government is to invest one billion US dollars in development of a next generation jet part-produced in Northern Ireland. Bombardier employ(...)

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau gives his victory speech after Canada’s federal election in Montreal, Quebec, October 19th, 2015. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

Canada’s Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rode a late campaign surge to a stunning election victory on Monday, toppling prime minister Stephen Harper’s C(...)

Good outcome: Sinead Mulhall reading with Marie Byrne, (right) to children as part of Chatter Matters at the Larkin Childcare Facility, Ballybough Preschool, Ballybough, Dublin. May 2014. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill.

The Government is considering how it might best invest in childcare provision in 2016 and beyond and a call for significant increased investment is be(...)

“Children who went through Quebec’s child-care system were more likely to commit a crime, have poor health and experience lower levels of life satisfaction.”

Childcare is one of the biggest worries faced by parents working outside the home. They worry about the cost, they worry about the quality, and they w(...)

David and Amelie got married in Barnabrow House, Cloyne, Co Cork, in August. Photographs: Claire O’Rorke Photography,

David, from Buttevant, Co Cork, moved to the US in 2009 and met Amelie, from Quebec, a fellow research scientist, while working in Indianapolis, In(...)

‘Last April, as the small group began their commemorative march to Dublin, it was reported that as many as 700 migrants had drowned off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean.’ Above: Ciara Blanch from Tallaght welcomes the Famine re-enactment walk from Roscommon to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

How quickly we forget. When it suits. Last April a small group completed a 155km walk from Strokestown, Co Roscommon, to Dublin, in memory of 1,490 pe(...)