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Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle during her visit to Dublin with Prince Harry in July, 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish roots of the UK’s Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, have been confirmed in records released today. They show that her great-great-great gra(...)

Darlene Coker is shown with her thoracic surgeon David Sugarbaker

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her(...)

 A woman smokes a joint on the day Canada legalised recreational marijuana in Toronto, on October 17th. Photograph: Carlos Osorio/Reuters

Canada is running low on legal pot three weeks after the government approved the use of recreational marijuana, a shortage that is sending some frustr(...)

John FitzPatrick and Moira Appicellii. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

When Paige Anderson was 20 years old, she made a pact with her best friend, Grant Lowe: If the two remained single by age 30, they would get married. (...)

Amy Johnson: in May 1930, she flew solo from England to Australia, the first woman to do so

Amy Johnson was born in 1903, the same year that the Wright Brothers made their first flight. It would seem that this was no mere coincidence. Johnson(...)

The Whitegate oil refinery in Cork. Sales at Phillips 66 Whitegate Refinery Ltd in Cork, bought recently by Canada’s Iriving Oil, fell by $1 billion to $1.7 billion in 2015 from $2.7 billion the previous year.

Interest payments to other companies within its group left the Republic’s only refinery nursing a near $5 million (€4.5 million) loss last year. Sale(...)

The Whitegate Oil refinery provides about 40 per cent of Ireland’s  petroleum needs, including petrol, diesel and kerosene

Whitegate Oil refinery’s new owner has indicated it may expand the facility’s business and workforce over the longer term. Canada’s Irving Oil agreed(...)

Canadian-owned Irving Oil is set to buy Ireland’s only oil refinery at Whitegate in Cork Harbour.

Canada’s Irving Oil is set to buy Ireland’s only refinery at Whitegate in Cork Harbour, ending months of speculation about the facility’s future. Whi(...)

Burned cars next to homes that were spared the wildfire in the Beacon Hill neighbourhood of Fort McMurray, in northern Alberta, Canada. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Fort McMurray, or Fort Make Money as some Canadians nicknamed it during its recent boom years, was the kind of place where second chances and fat payc(...)

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(...)

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