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A Canadian mother of four boys under the age of six has described her shock after receiving a letter which complained that her children played too lou(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

Minister for Communication, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten pictured at a meeting with his Canadian counterpart Catherine McKenna in Toronto when he confirmed Ireland is to join the ‘Powering Past Coal’ alliance.

Ireland is to join an international alliance committed to accelerating the end of coal use for power generation and for other forms of energy. Ministe(...)

Alan Walsh, chief executive of IPL Plastics, who has spent more than six years unravelling the group’s collection of disparate investments. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin-based IPL Plastics, formerly known as One51, which has about 2,000 shareholders in Ireland, intends to pursue a sole listing in Toronto as it f(...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau with  his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau,  daughter Ella-Grace  and son Xavier at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The enduring issue of radical Sikhs in Canada demanding a separate homeland for their community in India’s Punjab state continued to overshadow prime (...)

Shannon has added close to 27 per cent new passengers over five years, but fell short of the 2.5 million for which the airport was aiming. Photograph: Arthur Ellis/Press22.

It took a long time, but five years ago the Government unshackled Shannon Airport from Dublin and set it free, promising that it would be a much-neede(...)

Andrew Flemming, Will Hamilton and Geoff Fowler, the co-inventors of the SmartBroom. Photograph: Ian Willms/New York Times

Andrew Flemming and Geoff Fowler tinkered for months in their spare time. They used soldering irons. They printed three-dimensional models in their ba(...)

Police guard the grounds of a house they searched, after landscaper Bruce McArthur was accused of murdering five people and putting their dead bodies in large planters on his clients’ properties, in Toronto, Canada, January 29th. Photograph: Chris Donovan/Reuters

Canadian police said on Thursday they found the remains of at least six people on the grounds of a north Toronto home where a 66-year-old man charged (...)

Fiona Hobler at Syrian restaurant Soufis in Toronto

Fiona Hobler is from Galway but has lived in Germany and England, and has been in Canada for the past five years. She is studying for a PhD in sp(...)

Barry and Honey Sherman:   At the conclusion of a six-week investigation, police in Toronto  confirmed what the couple’s friends and family have maintained all along – that  their deaths were murder, not murder-suicide. Photograph:  AP

The mysterious double deaths of a billionaire generic drug magnate and his philanthropist wife grew stranger still on Friday. Six weeks after the bodi(...)

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