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US president Donald Trump meeting with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau during the G7 summit  in Charlevoix, Canada on Friday. Photograph:  Evan Vucci/AP

Canadians have had enough. It takes a lot to rile people in this decidedly courteous nation. But after President Donald Trump’s parting shots against (...)

Police officers stand in front of Bombay Bhel restaurant, where two unidentified men set off a bomb late on Thursday night, wounding 15 people, in Mississauga,  Canada. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters

Canadian police were looking for two suspects who walked into a crowded restaurant Thursday night and detonated a bomb, injuring 15 people, but police(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

Leonora O’Brien said she established Pharmapod as she felt compelled to dedicate her career to the issue of resolving medication errors. Photograph: Peter Houlihan

Pharmapod, an Irish software company that has developed a cloud-based platform to reduce medication errors for patients, has secured three million Can(...)

Former DAA chairman Pádraig Ó Ríordáin becomes chairman of the National Lottery.

Former DAA chairman Pádraig Ó Ríordáin has been appointed as chairman of the National Lottery. Announcing his appointment, which is effective immedi(...)

A conveyor belt carries chunks of raw cobalt at a plant in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, before being exported, mainly to China, to be refined. Inset: an electric battery. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Those of us hoping to salve our environmental conscience by driving an electric car may now have a new worry to face – that of both environmental dest(...)

Canadian ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers  at the Canadian embassy in Dublin. Photograph: Simon Carswell

A Canada-type free trade deal, touted as a post-Brexit model for the EU and UK, was “not a magic pill” to create a frictionless border, Canada’s ambas(...)

Ireland currently has the highest proportion of school-leavers in the EU who progress to third level. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pupils and teachers in 40 secondary schools will play a key role in a major review of the Leaving Cert, which is set to pave the way for significant c(...)

The Leaving Cert has often been criticised for being too exam-focused and failing to engage less academic students

A major review of the Leaving Cert which gets under way on Tuesday is to examine ways of easing the “points race” and better preparing students for al(...)

Fall forest with colorful autumn leaves and highway 60 reflecting in Lake of Two Rivers. Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada

Save up to €250 on family trip to Canada Book a family trip to Ontario, Canada by January 31st for savings. A ten night self-drive trip exploring Tor(...)

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