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 Distillers are worried that their European foothold could shrink or evaporate as a result of tariffs that will drive up the price of  whiskey in markets where consumers have a shelf-full of choices. Photograph: Steve Helber/AP

The European Union is set to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion (€2.925 billion) in American products, from whiskey and motorcycles to peanuts and cranberri(...)

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said he doubted whether US president Donald Trump would carry out a threat to impose tariffs on au(...)

Patsy Keegan - the uncle who got away

The morning after my parents stepped off a plane from Ireland on their first visit to me in Canada, I found my father in my kitchen with the Toro(...)

Doc Coyle, Don Burton, Taylor Burton, Kyle Konkiel, Don Burton Jr., Tommy Vext, John Boecklin, Chris Cain with the $250,000 cheque.

American heavy metal band Bad Wolves have handed over a cheque for $250,000 (€216,000) to the children of Dolores O’Riordan and hope to raise $1,000,0(...)

Fred McBride, chief executive of Tusla, describes child protection as the “hardest shift” in social work and has called for higher pay for Tusla’s social workers. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Earlier this month Tusla’s chief executive, Fred McBride, wrote to his 1,500 social workers warning of a coming “storm” – a report from the Health Inf(...)

The scientist David Goodall (104) at a press conference a day before his assisted suicide in Switzerland, last month. Photograph: Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP

Dr David Goodall, aged 104 and probably the oldest working scientist in the world, smiles from a photograph taken at a press conference he gave in Bas(...)

A Syrian Kurdish woman hangs out washing at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens: the highest number of asylum claims came from Syria, Pakistan, Albania, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. Photograph: AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris

There will be “virtually no impact” from additional refugees on the workforce population in Ireland by December 2020, the latest International Migrati(...)

More than 300 Irish-trained doctors have obtained working visas for Australia in the past year. A new research project from the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland aims to find out why. Photograph: iStock

In the past year, more than 300 Irish-trained doctors have obtained working visas for Australia. “Doctor emigration on this scale is unsustainable and(...)

As the first major economy to fully legalise cannabis, Canada’s regulatory rollout will be closely watched by other nations considering the same path. File photograph: Chris Roussakis/AFP/Getty Images

Canada’s upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revised Bill to legalise recreational marijuana, setting the stage for the country to become (...)

Dr John Hillery said many doctors are finding themselves in ‘ethically compromising situations’. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The president of the College of Psychiatrists Ireland has resigned as a consultant psychiatrist in the HSE in protest over the treatment of staff and (...)

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