Joshua Boyle speaks to the media after arriving at the Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Friday. Photograph: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP

A US-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husban(...)

A worker inspects a C-series plane wing in the Bombardier factory in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Belfast’s Bombardier aircraft factory has its roots in a period of intense co-operation and friendship between the north Atlantic neighbours of Canada(...)

One51 chief executive Alan Walsh: advancing IPO plans. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

One51, the former Irish investment group that has evolved into an international rigid plastics maker, said on Friday it is looking to restructuring th(...)

The refugee families in Hong Kong, China, on Monday. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images

For two weeks they sheltered the world’s most wanted man, ferrying Edward Snowden between tiny apartments in Hong Kong’s poorest neighbourhood. Now t(...)

Two memorials in Ireland Park,  on Éireann Quay on the shores of Lake Ontario,  remember the 1,186 immigrants who died from typhoid on their way from Ireland in 1847. Photograph: David Cooper/Toronto Star via Getty Images

In a hidden corner of Toronto, between the Billy Bishop City Airport and the abandoned Canada Malting Plant, lies a monument to the 1,186 Irish immigr(...)

Sylvia Maracle: “The Catholic Church has not made their payments” for the residential school system

Sometimes the story that you set out to tell is not the one that wants to be told. On a Friday morning in a house in Dublin, I sit down to speak with (...)

Dermot Desmond: he was  opposed to  a One51 flotation last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Businessman Dermot Desmond has sold his stake of about 25 per cent in One51, a rigid plastics manufacturer, to a Canadian firm in a move that may pave(...)

Northwest Passage, a painting by W Thomas Smith. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty

The fate of Sir John Franklin’s last Arctic expedition was the great mystery of its time, Amelia Earhart, Lord Lucan and the Bermuda Triangle rolled i(...)

Leonard Cohen on stage in Loerrach, Germany. File photograph: Rolf Haid/EPA

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died at age 82, a statement on his Facebook page said. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet,(...)

Canadian ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers tackles a protester who attempted to disrupt proceedings during a State ceremony to remember the British soldiers who died during the Easter Rising, at Grangegorman Military Cemetery. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The Canadian prime minister has failed to defend his country’s ambassador to Ireland after the diplomat grappled with a protester at a memorial event (...)