The rock structure that held the fossils at the Nuvvuagittuq Supracrustal Belt in Canada. Photograph: Dominic Papineau

That most rare and unique thing called life took hold on Earth far earlier than scientists thought, a new fossil discovery has shown. An international(...)

Fásta are a trio of musiciens sans frontières who refuse to let the Atlantic sunder their love of their own and one another’s Irish and Québecois mus(...)

Holders of Irish driving licences can now exchange them for local licences in six out of 10 Canadian provinces. Photograph: Thinkstock

Irish driving licences will be recognised in Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, and their licences recognised here, under a new deal reached between(...)

Bombardier’s C Series 100 aircraft: airline has warned its 5,500-strong Belfast workforce that the proposals are necessary to ensure the facility remains “competitive” within the Bombardier family and in the aerospace sector. Photographer: Patrick Doyle/Bloomberg

Union leaders in the North are to consult with members at Bombardier’s Belfast plant before releasing the results of a ballot to decide if the workfor(...)

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(...)