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Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau at  a news conference at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Ontario. Photograph:  Reuters/Blair Gable

Prime minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday that the Canadian government would provide financial support to people as he urged them to stay at home (...)

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The new coronavirus that’s forcing lockdowns and roiling economies is spurring a silent revolution in the field of telemedicine. As Covid-19 spreads (...)

Paul Coulson, chairman and chief executive of Ardagh Group. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ardagh Group, the glass and metal containers maker led by Irish financier Paul Coulson, swung into profit last year as it recorded a $1.53 billion (€1(...)

It’s estimated that glass collisions cause up to one billion birds deaths in the United States and 25 million birds deaths in Canada annually. Photograph: FLAP Canada.

Be it in homes, offices or shopping malls, many are seeking to get closer to nature without having to set foot outdoors. Yet, constructing buildings(...)

Susan Riches from Ontario, Canada at the Four Courts in Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Canadian tourist who fell down the stairs of a double decker tourist bus in Dublin has settled her High Court action on undisclosed terms. Retired (...)

Fiona O’Brien,  originally from Sutton, Co Dublin,  lives in Toronto in Canada where she is a stand-up comedian. When d(...)

Rescue workers search the wreckage of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft  operated by Ukraine International Airlines, which crashed shortly after take-off in Iran on Wednesday. Photograph: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

A pair of university lecturers and two students were among the 63 Canadian victims of a plane disaster in Iran in Wednesday, according to a Iranian ne(...)

Dr William Osler (1849-1919) at the bedside of a patient in 1903. As an advocate of the plain language of healing he wrote: ‘And from the standpoint of medicine as an art for the prevention and cure of disease; the man who translates the hieroglyphics of science into the plain language of healing is certainly the more useful.’

This month marks the centenary of the death of Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919), widely regarded as the pre-eminent physician of the 20th century. He t(...)

Exercising so you are out of breath will sharpen memory. Photograph: iStock

Being physically fit may sharpen the memory and lower our risk of dementia, even if we do not start exercising until we are middle-aged or older, acco(...)

Dáirine Ní Mheadhra at the Distillery District in Toronto.

I remember exactly where I was when I felt the first pull of homesickness. I was visiting Ireland in October 2013 and staying at the Morrison Hotel in(...)

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