Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon: admitted to making a mistake and accepts the penalty but added  he did not knowingly take a banned substance.

Reigning National League batting champion Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins was suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-(...)

Dr Tim Aubry of the University of Ottawa will meet housing officials in Dublin City Council.

A radical Canadian experiment to tackle homelessness has resulted in significant savings across hospital, mental health, criminal justice and addicti(...)

Pope Francis: Will reflect on much of what his bishops’ have had to say. Photograph: Getty Images

Friday is the day which many feel will define the papacy of Pope Francis. What he announces in his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of(...)

The Yukon, the westernmost territory of Canada is one of the remotest places in the world with only 38,000 people in nearly half a billion square kilometres

My partner and I would like to visit the Yukon in June/July for about 18 days. It is so vast we need advice on what sites to visit and how to travel,(...)

Toronto has its fair share of vegan and vegetarian restaurants and cafes

Saturday morning and afternoon   Kensington Market is a colourful neighbourhood between Chinatown and Little Italy and a perfect place for a(...)

Lufthansa: using iBeacon

Merger of hotel groups in a spin after Chinese bid The world’s largest hotel deal was nearly derailed over the last week. The offer by Marriott Hotels(...)

Rob Ford, the former mayor of Toronto who gained global notoriety for admitting to smoking crack cocaine while in office, died from cancer . Photograph: Reuters

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, whose tumultuous four years as leader of Canada’s largest city included an admission of smoking crack, died on Tuesday,(...)

Sinéad Ní Mheallaigh (far left) with students from her Irish class in Newfoundland. ‘When I first arrived I almost felt guilty because of the high pedestal on which Newfoundlanders place Ireland.’

Tears prick my eyes as I watch the opening scenes of TG4’s ‘1916 :Seachtar na Cásca’ with my students in Canada. I realise that these brave men who o(...)

A poster spotted in the subway in Toronto featuring a four-leaf shamrock. Photograph: Facebook

Guinness advertisements for St Patrick’s Day in Canada are causing quite a stir as it appears they don’t know their shamrocks from their four-leaf clo(...)

Jimmy Deenihan with older members of the Irish community in Australia in 2015.

Ireland’s first ever Minister of State for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan lost his Dáil seat last weekend. In recent days, representatives from Iris(...)