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The second day’s run begins under dark skies for Michael Collins. Photograph: Anne Petersen

The Irish Diaspora Run sees Michael Collins running almost 900km between June 10th and July 10th, from Grosse Île to Toronto, tracing the steps taken(...)

Noel Whelan: “The most significant impact of a vote for Brexit would be further dramatic political and economic instability within the EU at what is already a vulnerable time.”

Referendums campaigns are peculiar political animals. They give rise to alliances and divisions other than along traditional political fault lines or (...)

An Australian flag at a memorial to the first World War. The grievances of Australian farmers over commodity prices paid during the war were such that the country’s governor-general  warned “rebel Irish and syndicalists” would come to power. File photograph: Getty Images

The British feared the Irish in Australia would take over during the first World War and install a hostile government, a conference on the Easter Risi(...)

The Irish Diaspora Run sees Michael Collins running almost 900km between June 10th and July 10th, from Grosse Île to Toronto, tracing the steps taken(...)

Pole star: ultrarunner Michael Collins in the Arctic

My name is Michael Collins. I am an Irish emigrant, writer and ultrarunner. In 2000 my novel The Keepers of Truth was shortlisted for the Booker Priz(...)

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau: his support for doctor-aided deaths is informed by the final days of his father, former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

The government of prime minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation on Thursday that will legalise physician-assisted death for Canadians with seri(...)

One51 chief executive Alan Walsh: 2015 a year of significant progress with One51’s entry into the north American plastics markets through the IPL deal. Photograph: The Irish Times

Businessmen Dermot Desmond, Larry Goodman and a number of co-ops are poised to benefit if manufacturer and waste manager One51 goes ahead with plans t(...)

The Bombardier plant in Belfast: the company has been under financial pressure due to cost overruns on its new C Series jet. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

The Canadian government will ultimately do something to help struggling jetmaker Bombardier and expects to make an announcement on aid soon, according(...)

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